Anna Kendrick, Jennifer Lopez, and More Stars Gush Over 'Hairspray Live'
You can’t stop the beat!Hairspray Live! aired on NBC on Wednesday night to overwhelmingly positive reviews. Many stars – some with a musical background and some without – couldn’t stop raving over the show, which starred newcomer Maddie Bailio, Ariana Grande, Derek Hough, Martin Short, Kristin Chenoweth, Dove Cameron, Jennifer Hudson, and more.
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Anna Kendrick, who’s had roles in the films Pitch Perfect, Into the Woods, and The Last 5 Years, live tweeted the whole event, gushing about the performances and cast.
Kate Hudson Snapchatted her mom, Goldie Hawn, dancing around the living room to the show, and Jennifer Lopez, who recently announced that she will be in the upcoming live NBC musical Bye Bye Birdie, tweeted her support of the star-studded cast.
Aaron Tveit, the Broadway alum who recently starred in Fox’s Grease Live! as Danny, also praised the performances.
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Here are some of the celebrity reactions:
In my dreams I dance this well and my wigs are this nice #HairsprayLive— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) December 8, 2016
Can I please be J.Hud in a purple push-up bra when I grow up?? #HairsprayLive— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) December 8, 2016
Settle in kids, this controlled vibrato is going to make everything feel like it's gonna be okay. #JHud#HairsprayLive— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) December 8, 2016
OH MY GOD this gold jumpsuit is making America whole again #hairspraylive— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) December 8, 2016
Loving #hairspraylive !!!! ❤️️❤️️❤️️— Jennifer Lopez (@JLo) December 8, 2016
#hairspraylive#YouCantStopTheBeat 'nuff said. WHAT a show. Bravo everyone involved @HairsprayLive ??????????— Aaron Tveit (@AaronTveit) December 8, 2016
Without a doubt, @HairsprayLive is one of the greatest things to ever happen to live tv. ??? #HairsprayLive— Frankie James Grande (@FrankieJGrande) December 8, 2016
Final thoughts on #hairspraylive ? I LOVED it. @MaddieBaillio killed it and should be crying with pride. Cause I am & I don't even know her!— Sarah Hyland (@Sarah_Hyland) December 8, 2016
People need to understand how hard it is to do a live show. I loved #hairspraylive and what they accomplished. Congrats to the cast and crew— Harry Shum Jr (@HarryShumJr) December 8, 2016
BELT IT @ArianaGrande! #HairsprayLive— Andy Cohen (@Andy) December 8, 2016
YES COME ON JEN!!!! #HairsprayLive@IAMJHUD Show them all!!— Cynthia Erivo (@CynthiaEriVo) December 8, 2016
Watching @HairsprayLive#hairspraylive !! So much fun and so proud of you @derekhough so so good!!! ?????????— Allison holker (@Allisonholker) December 8, 2016
For more from Hairspray Live!, watch the clip below!