NBC made its hopes official Thursday: Hairspray will be the network’s next live musical. Hairspray Live will premiere Dec. 7 (8 p.m. ET/PT), with some big theater names being added the production.
NBC’s Bob Greenblatt expects his next big December musical to be a live adaptation of Hairspray. That said, the boss stressed that the deals are not yet closed. Should this come to fruition, which feels likely solely based on Greenblatt’s sharing, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will executive produce. Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman wrote the music and lyrics.