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Watch Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, Derek Hough, Dove Cameron, & The Rest Of The Hairspray Live! Cast Perform You Can't Stop The Beat In This New Promo!

You can't stop… us from being excited about Hairspray Live!

On Monday, NBC gave us our first glimpse of Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, Derek Hough, Dove Cameron, and the rest of the cast getting into the groove while performing You Can't Stop The Beat!

Video: The Hairspray Live! Cast Just Nailed The Mannequin Challenge!

The new promo shows the star-studded ensemble, led by newcomer Maddie Baillio, shaking and shimmying it the best that they can to the musical's most iconic number.

And as an added bonus, we also get to see Harvey Fierstein in full drag as he reprises his Broadway role as Edna Turnblad! Ch-ch-check it out (above)!

Hairspray Live! airs on December 7 at 8 p.m. on NBC! Will U be tuning in?!

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Ricki Lake, Marissa Jaret Winokur, & Maddie Baillio Candidly Talk About Hairspray & What It's Like To Be Plus-Size In Hollywood!

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With NBC's live production of Hairspray drawing closer, we can't help but think of all the incredible women who've starred in the lead role over the years.

As you may recall, Ricki Lake made the character Tracy Turnblad famous in John Waters' 1988 hit film Hairspray. Marissa Jaret Winokur would then go onto win a Tony for the same role in the Broadway adaptation of flick. Now Maddie Baillio is taking the reigns as the plus-size optimist for the highly anticipated televised production. So it's safe to say the pressure is on — especially since so many young girls look up to Tracy!

Video: The Hairspray Live! Cast Just Killed The Mannequin Challenge

However, prior to her Hairspray fame, Miz Lake didn't ever think she'd get the chance to play a show stopping lead. In a sitdown with the others (named above), the 48-year-old recalled to People:

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The Hairspray Live! Cast Just Killed The Mannequin Challenge During Their Star-Studded Rehearsal! Watch!

You can't stop the beat… unless, of course, you press pause!

And, that's exactly what the cast of Hairspray Live! did when they took on the Mannequin Challenge! On Thursday, most of the show's stars held perfect poses for nearly two minutes in their take on the viral trend.

Video: Rob Kardashian & Blac Chyna Do The Mannequin Challenge In The Delivery Room!

Rather than playing Rae Sremmurd's song Black Beatles in the background like most clips have done, the NBC musical aptly opted to use their cast's recording of You Can't Stop The Beat!

The AH-mazing video shows off stars Derek Hough, Shahadi Wright, Dove Cameron, Garrett Clayton, Harvey Fierstein, Martin Short, Ephraim Sykes, newcomer Maddie Baillio, and the ensemble cast frozen in the midst of rehearsals.

Ariana Grande's pop star presence was only represented by her character photo displayed on one of the monitors, but that's probably because the singer didn't even start rehearsals until Friday, according to her Snapchat story.

Watch the talented cast totally slay in the HIGHlarious clip (above)!

This vid is soooo good that we can't WAIT to see how the live musical turns out!

Plus, we're still dying to see fellow cast members Kristin Chenoweth, Jennifer Hudson, Sean Hayes, Andrea Martin, Rosie O'Donnell, and Billy Eichner in action!

Hairspray Live! airs on December 7 on NBC!

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Hairspray Live! Steals Rocky Horror's Thunder With Its First Official Cast Photo! Look!

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Well aren't they the nicest kids in town?!

In honor of FOX's Rocky Horror Picture Show Event on Thursday night, NBC decided to steal some thunder on Wednesday by sharing a first look at their Hairspray Live! cast photo.

And we have to say… the all-star cast — including Ariana Grande, Kristin Chenoweth, Jennifer Hudson, Garrett Clayton, and Dove Cameron, just to name a few — couldn't have looked better in character!

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Unfortunately, a few of the supporting actors like Rosie O'Donnell, Billy Eichner, and Sean Hayes didn't quite make the first photo… but there's still some time to go before the show opens Wednesday, December 7 at 8 p.m. EST on NBC!

Plus, we have to give some credit to newbie Maddie Baillio for stealing the scene as Tracy Turnblad!

Ch-ch-check out the first look at the Hairspray Live! cast in character (below)!!!

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Here's Your First Look At The Hairspray Live! Cast In Costume! Watch!

Ariana Grande is no longer rocking one ponytail… she's rocking TWO!

On Friday, NBC aired the first promo of Hairspray Live! during the Rio Olympics, completely with our first glimpse of the pop princess rocking Penny Pingleton's pigtails!

The teaser featured all the AH-mazing characters we've been dying to see ever since those casting announcements came out!

Related: Ariana Says Hairspray Live! Is More Fun Than Being A Pop Star!

Been eager waiting to find out how Harvey Fierstein rocks Edna Turnblad's style? Want to see Jennifer Hudson looking FABULOUS as Motormouth Maybelle?

Naturally, Kristin Chenoweth and Dove Cameron make a picture-perfect mother-daughter villain duo (duh, Disney's Descendants, anyone?) but now we FINALLY get to see them in costume!

And, take a look at newcomer Maddie Baillio as Tracy Turnblad (above)!

Excited?! Be sure to watch NBC bring this Broadway classic to live television on December 7 at 8 p.m.

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Ariana Grande Says Starring In Hairspray Live! Is 'Way Much More Fun' Than Being A Pop Star — Is Her Music Career Taking A Backseat To Acting??

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Be careful what you wish for…

As we pretty much already suspected, it sounds like Ariana Grande is paving her way back to Broadway now that she's made her mark on the music industry.

That's because while promoting Hairspray Live! at the Television Critics Association press tour on Tuesday, Penny Pingleton herself flat out said participating in the NBC musical was "way much more fun" than her pop star career!

Video: Meet Hairspray Live!'s Tracy Turnblad — Newcomer Maddie Baillio

In fact, the 23-year-old singer — who got her start in Jason Robert Brown's 13 on Broadway before moving over to Nickelodeon — actually wants her role in the live TV musical to be understated, saying:

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Ariana Grande Just Joined The Cast Of NBC's Hairspray Live! — See Her Big Announcement About Her Dream Role!

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This is SUCH a talented cast!

On Thursday, Ariana Grande revealed that she's the latest celeb to join the star-studded cast of Hairspray Live! in an exciting announcement.

And, contrary to what her donut-licking past might lead you to believe, the pint-sized pop princess will not be playing the villain in NBC's upcoming live musical!

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Instead, the gorgeous gal will lend her powerful pipes to the role of Penny Pingleton, bestie of protagonist Tracy Turnblad who will be played by newcomer Maddie Baillio.

The soulful singer took to Twitter to reveal the exciting news, and also freak the f*ck out like the true fangirl she is! She wrote:

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