30 May 2020 00:43
You can now stream Hairspray Live! The NBC live musical is available for free on the The Shows Must Go On! YouTube page. Andrew Lloyd Webber has been making many shows available to watch for a weekend at a time on the channel, and earlier in May, he went online and provided a live commentary during the Cats stream. Hairspray Live aired on NBC on December 7, 2016.
It brought in 9.05 million viewers, with a ratings share of 2.3 in the 18–49 demographic, and a 5.9 overnight household rating. The live musical starred Ariana Grande, Dove Cameron, Garrett Clayton, Derek Hough, Kristin Chenoweth, Harvey Fierstein, Jennifer Hudson, Martin Short, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Ephraim Sykes, and Maddie Baillio, with Sean Hayes, Rosie O'Donnell and Billy Eichner. The stream will be over at 2pm EDT on Sunday (May 31), and is unfortunately not available in LATAM, CEE and Asia due to rights restrictions.