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Hairspray Live's Garrett Clayton Shares Epic Throwback Photo as Peter Pan

Hairspray Live's Garrett Clayton Shares Epic Throwback Photo as Peter Pan

Garrett Clayton is reflecting on his journey leading up to Hairspray Live!.

The 25-year-old actor took to Instagram where he wrote a touching caption on a throwback photo of himself as Peter Pan.

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“This is me with my great Grandpa in high school, when I got my first REAL lead in Peter Pan,” Garrett wrote. “Tomorrow night I get to be Link Larkin in Hairspray Live in an epic production. To say dreams come true is an understatement. I wouldn’t trade this journey for anything.”

He added, “Thank you all for following me on this adventure. As my mom said to me when I moved to LA: ‘Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground’ – Theodore Roosevelt.”

ALSO MUST-READ: His co-star Maddie Baillio talks about kissing Garrett!

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Hairspray Live's Maddie Baillio Talks Kissing Co-Star Garrett Clayton!

Hairspray Live's Maddie Baillio Talks Kissing Co-Star Garrett Clayton!

The big night is around the corner and Maddie Baillio could not be more excited. But Hairspray Live!‘s Tracy Turnblad is doing her best to shake off her nerves associated with the fact that she’ll soon be performing in front of her biggest audience yet.

“My wig fell off one time during rehearsal. Hopefully that doesn’t happen the night of,” she told JJJ.

But if it does, the show must go on. “I should probably come up with a quick one-liner if that happens. I gotta pin it into my brain,” she added.

Her character’s hairpiece is heavy but fortunately she is able to tune it out when the stage lights turn on. “When I’m not in character I’m not thinking about it,” Maddie said.

She is, however, thinking about is her many romantic scenes that she’ll have to act out on stage. “I have four kissing scenes with Garrett Clayton, which is a lot!” she said. “I think in the 2007 movie there is just one. Oh yeah. Thumbs up. We’re going all for it.”

Hairspray Live! airs on Wednesday, December 7 @ 8PM ET/PT on NBC.

10 Fun Facts: Get to know Maddie more with these fun tidbits!

– Reporting by Nicole Pajer

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Listen to Full 'Hairspray Live!' Soundtrack Now!

Listen to Full 'Hairspray Live!' Soundtrack Now!

If you’re like us, you are probably counting down the days until December 7 for the debut of Hairspray Live! on NBC. Well, we’ve been given an amazing treat as the soundtrack is out now!

You can listen to Maddie Baillio sing “Good Morning Baltimore,” Garrett Clayton croon on “It Takes Two,” Dove Cameron belt out “Cooties,” and more.

Ariana Grande gets to sing one of the songs written for the movie version called “Come So Far,” which is now a duet with Jennifer Hudson for the finale of the musical.

You can download the soundtrack on iTunes and Amazon and stream it below via Spotify!

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Derek Hough, Garrett Clayton, & More Rehearse For 'Hairspray Live!' - New Photos!

Derek Hough, Garrett Clayton, & More Rehearse For 'Hairspray Live!' - New Photos!

Check out these brand new rehearsal shots from the upcoming production of Hairspray Live!!

The behind-the-scenes pics feature stars Harvey Fierstein, Jennifer Hudson, Derek Hough, Martin Short, Garrett Clayton, Ephraim Sykes, Shahadi Wright Joseph, and Maddie Baillio getting ready for the big show.

In case you didn’t already know, Hairspray Live! takes place in 1962 Baltimore and is based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical.

Here’s the synopsis: Plump teenager Tracy Turnblad’s dream is to dance on “The Corny Collins Show,” a local TV program. When against all odds Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight and meets a colorful array of characters, including the resident dreamboat, Link; the ambitious mean girl, Amber; an African-American boy she meets in detention, Seaweed; and his mother, Motormouth Maybelle, the owner of a local record store.

Tracy’s mother is the indomitable Edna, and she eventually encourages Tracy on her campaign to integrate the all-white “Corny Collins Show.”

Mark your calendars – Hairspray Live! will air on Wednesday, December 7 @ 8PM ET/PT on NBC.

MUST-READ: Ariana Grande and Dove Cameron became instant BFFs on set!

ALSO MUST-READ: Garrett calls the level of talent “insane.”


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Hairspray Live's Dove Cameron & Garrett Clayton Are Vying For 'Wicked' Roles!

Hairspray Live's Dove Cameron & Garrett Clayton Are Vying For 'Wicked' Roles!

Dove Cameron and Garrett Clayton are madly in love. Well, not really, but they want you to believe that they are.

“Crazy in love! Spread the rumors,” Garrett joked during the recent Hairspray Live! junket.

It’s all part of the duo’s campaign to be cast to perform together in an upcoming rendition of Wicked. Garrett has his eye on the role of Flyero and Dove is vying for Glinda.

“I’ve been wanting to be Glinda since I was 7-years-old and I heard the soundtrack!” she said.

Dove and I have talked about it a few times,” Garrett told JJJ. “We want to work together and we’d be perfect for the roles.”

“We are both musical theater nerds,” she added. “They’ve been waiting to do the Wicked movie for 10 years and they really want to get it right. And we’re the perfect ages for it. Those are some of the most sought after roles.”

“It’s just an incredible show and it’s fun to do. Who doesn’t love The Wizard of Oz backstory?” Garrett said.

Dove admits that her infatuation with Wicked has led her to become incredibly star struck over the fact that Kristin Chenoweth portrays her mom in Hairspray Live! And it’s the second time the duo has played mother and daughter.

“We do The Descendants franchise together for Disney Channel and she plays Maleficent and I play her daughter Mal. So I met her back in the day,” Dove said. “They called me when I was on the set of Liv and Maddie and they told me it was going to be her and I full on had a genuine breakdown. I was walking around Hollywood Center sobbing like, ‘Oh my God!’ She was my hero, starting from age seven. I remember getting picked up from kindergarten hearing her voice.”

Hairspray Live! premieres December 7 @ 8 p.m. on NBC!

– Reporting by Nicole Pajer

DON’T MISS: Dove Cameron & Ariana Grande Became Instant Hairspray Live! Besties!

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Garrett Clayton Calls 'Hairspray Live' Level of Talent 'Insane'

Garrett Clayton Calls 'Hairspray Live' Level of Talent 'Insane'

Garrett Clayton has nothing but amazing things to say about his Hairspray Live co-stars!

The 25-year-old actor, who will be playing Link Larkin, recently opened up about how rehearsals are going.

“The level of talent that we have working on this show is insane, Garrett told Access Hollywood. “Everyone showing up is so on point. It’s always at 10. We’re pretty excited.”

Hairspray Live! premieres on December 7 @ 8PM on NBC!

In case you’re not familiar with Garrett, get to know him with these fun facts!

Pictured: Garrett attends the 2016 Hollywood Christmas Parade with Miles Brown, Marsai Martin, and Scotty McCreery on Sunday (November 27) in Hollywood.


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'Hairspray Live!' Countdown: Get To Know Star Garrett Clayton!

'Hairspray Live!' Countdown: Get To Know Star Garrett Clayton!

We are only 10 days away from Hairspray Live!, can you believe that?!

JJJ is so excited to see the live special, airing on NBC on Wednesday, December 7th, and even more excited to watch Garrett Clayton as Link Larkin!

You probably know that Garrett nailed the role of Tanner in the Teen Beach Movie franchise, and now he’s headed to amaze us in Hairspray Live!, opposite Dove Cameron, Derek Hough, Ariana Grande and newcomer Maddie Baillio.


But we bet you didn’t know all of these facts we gathered up about him!

Get to know Garrett better in our slideshow…

Ariana Grande & Dove Cameron Perform at Thanksgiving Day Parade with 'Hairspray Live' Cast!

Ariana Grande & Dove Cameron Perform at Thanksgiving Day Parade with 'Hairspray Live' Cast!

Ariana Grande and Dove Cameron just killed it at the Thanksgiving Day Parade!

The two diva songstresses performed “You Can’t Stop the Beat” alongside their Hairspray Live cast including cutie Garrett Clayton and newcomer Shahadi Wright Joseph.

“I had no idea what to expect from [my co-stars] Jennifer [Hudson] or Ari (Ariana Grande),” Dove has said. “Both have turned out to be the most adorable, down-to-hang. They are like really good friends.” She adds, “They’re really like care-taking people. They don’t walk around like world-famous vocal divas. It’s been an education in all ways.”

Hairspray Live! will air from Los Angeles on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. You won’t want to miss it. Watch the Thanksgiving Day Parade performance below!


‘Hairspray Live!’ – Thanksgiving Day Parade
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