Harvey Fierstein, “Hairspray Live!” Cast Bring The Beat To Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande and more belt it out in Baltimore.

Viewers got the first taste of NBC’s Hairspray Live! today when the cast performed a number during the 90th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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Below, Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande, Harvey Fierstein, Kristin Chenoweth and others perform the show-stopper “You Can’t Stop the Beat.”

Not only does the number put Fierstein in drag before millions of Americans watching the pre-recorded number at home, there’s a blink-and-you-miss-it homage to Divine in one of the Baltimore store signs.



Right-wingers went nuts when the dragged-out cast of Kinky Boots performed in the parade back in 2013.

We can only imagine what they’re thinking now.

Hairspray Live! airs December 7 at 8/7c on NBC.

I write about drag queens. Dolly Parton once ruffled my hair and said I was "just the cutest thing ever."