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Special Look: Dove Cameron, Jennifer Hudson, More Attend “Hairspray Live!” Press Event

HAIRSPRAY LIVE! -- "Hairspray Live! Press Junket -- Pictured: (l-r) Dave Karger, Moderator; Kenny Leon, Director / Producer; Derek McLane, Production Designer; Craig Zadan, Executive Producer; Harvey Fierstein, Neil Meron, Executive Producer; Jerry Mitchell, Choreographer / Associate Producer; Alex Rudzinski, Co-Executive Producer / Live Television Director; Mary Vogt, Costume Designer -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

NBC’s “Hairspray Live!” is officially three weeks away.

To generate additional excitement for the broadcast, NBC held a press event at the Universal lot Wednesday.

Many involved with the show — including key cast members and members of the production team — participated in the event. Stars Jennifer Hudson, Dove Cameron, Billy Eichner, Maddie Baillio, Harvey Fierstein, Martin Short, Derek Hough, and Garrett Clayton were among those in attendance.

NBC’s official photos follow:

HAIRSPRAY LIVE! -- "Hairspray Live! Press Junket -- Pictured: Dove Cameron -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! — “Hairspray Live! Press Junket — Pictured: Dove Cameron — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! -- "Hairspray Live! Press Junket -- Pictured: Dove Cameron -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! — “Hairspray Live! Press Junket — Pictured: Dove Cameron — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! -- Season: 1 -- Pictured: Derek Hough -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! — Season: 1 — Pictured: Derek Hough — (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! -- Season: 1 -- Pictured: Neil Meron, Executive Producer -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! — Season: 1 — Pictured: Neil Meron, Executive Producer — (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! -- Season: 1 -- Pictured: Maddie Baillio -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! — Season: 1 — Pictured: Maddie Baillio — (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! -- Season: 1 -- Pictured: Derek McLane, Production Designer -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! — Season: 1 — Pictured: Derek McLane, Production Designer — (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! -- Season: 1 -- Pictured: Paul Vogt -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! — Season: 1 — Pictured: Paul Vogt — (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! -- Season: 1 -- Pictured: Billy Eichner -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! — Season: 1 — Pictured: Billy Eichner — (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! -- Season: 1 -- Pictured: Kenny Leon, Director/Producer -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! — Season: 1 — Pictured: Kenny Leon, Director/Producer — (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! -- Season: 1 -- Pictured: Craig Zadan, Executive Producer -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! — Season: 1 — Pictured: Craig Zadan, Executive Producer — (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! -- Season: 1 -- Pictured: Shahadi Wright Joseph -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! — Season: 1 — Pictured: Shahadi Wright Joseph — (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! -- Season: 1 -- Pictured: Ephraim Sykes -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! — Season: 1 — Pictured: Ephraim Sykes — (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! -- Season: 1 -- Pictured: (l-r) Neil Meron, Craig Zadan, Executive Producers -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! — Season: 1 — Pictured: (l-r) Neil Meron, Craig Zadan, Executive Producers — (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! -- Season: 1 -- Pictured: Garrett Clayton -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! — Season: 1 — Pictured: Garrett Clayton — (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! -- Season: 1 -- Pictured: Dove Cameron -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! — Season: 1 — Pictured: Dove Cameron — (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! -- Season: 1 -- Pictured: Harvey Fierstein -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! — Season: 1 — Pictured: Harvey Fierstein — (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! -- "Hairspray Live! Press Junket -- Pictured: (l-r) Derek McLane, Production Designer; Craig Zadan, Executive Producer; Harvey Fierstein, Teleplay -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! — “Hairspray Live! Press Junket — Pictured: (l-r) Derek McLane, Production Designer; Craig Zadan, Executive Producer; Harvey Fierstein, Teleplay — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! -- "Hairspray Live! Press Junket -- Pictured: Kenny Leon, Director / Producer -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! — “Hairspray Live! Press Junket — Pictured: Kenny Leon, Director / Producer — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! -- "Hairspray Live! Press Junket -- Pictured: Alex Rudzinski, Co-Executive Producer / Live Television Director -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! — “Hairspray Live! Press Junket — Pictured: Alex Rudzinski, Co-Executive Producer / Live Television Director — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! -- "Hairspray Live! Press Junket -- Pictured: Harvey Fierstein -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! — “Hairspray Live! Press Junket — Pictured: Harvey Fierstein — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! -- "Hairspray Live! Press Junket -- Pictured: Neil Meron, Executive Director -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! — “Hairspray Live! Press Junket — Pictured: Neil Meron, Executive Director — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! -- "Hairspray Live! Press Junket -- Pictured: Derek McLane, Production Designer -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! — “Hairspray Live! Press Junket — Pictured: Derek McLane, Production Designer — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! -- "Hairspray Live! Press Junket -- Pictured: (l-r) Dave Karger, Moderator; Kenny Leon, Director / Producer; Derek McLane, Production Designer; Craig Zadan, Executive Producer -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! — “Hairspray Live! Press Junket — Pictured: (l-r) Dave Karger, Moderator; Kenny Leon, Director / Producer; Derek McLane, Production Designer; Craig Zadan, Executive Producer — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! -- "Hairspray Live! Press Junket -- Pictured: Mary Vogt, Costume Designer -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! — “Hairspray Live! Press Junket — Pictured: Mary Vogt, Costume Designer — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! -- "Hairspray Live! Press Junket -- Pictured: (l-r) Dave Karger, Moderator; Kenny Leon, Director / Producer; Derek McLane, Production Designer; Craig Zadan, Executive Producer; Harvey Fierstein, Neil Meron, Executive Producer; Jerry Mitchell, Choreographer / Associate Producer; Alex Rudzinski, Co-Executive Producer / Live Television Director; Mary Vogt, Costume Designer -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! — “Hairspray Live! Press Junket — Pictured: (l-r) Dave Karger, Moderator; Kenny Leon, Director / Producer; Derek McLane, Production Designer; Craig Zadan, Executive Producer; Harvey Fierstein, Neil Meron, Executive Producer; Jerry Mitchell, Choreographer / Associate Producer; Alex Rudzinski, Co-Executive Producer / Live Television Director; Mary Vogt, Costume Designer — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! -- "Hairspray Live! Press Junket -- Pictured: (l-r) Derek McLane, Production Designer; Craig Zadan, Executive Producer; Harvey Fierstein; Neil Meron, Executive Producer; Jerry Mitchell, Choreographer / Associate Producer -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! — “Hairspray Live! Press Junket — Pictured: (l-r) Derek McLane, Production Designer; Craig Zadan, Executive Producer; Harvey Fierstein; Neil Meron, Executive Producer; Jerry Mitchell, Choreographer / Associate Producer — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! -- "Hairspray Live! Press Junket -- Pictured: Kenny Leon, Director / Producer -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! — “Hairspray Live! Press Junket — Pictured: Kenny Leon, Director / Producer — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! -- "Hairspray Live! Press Junket -- Pictured: Dave Karger, Moderator -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! — “Hairspray Live! Press Junket — Pictured: Dave Karger, Moderator — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! -- "Hairspray Live! Press Junket -- Pictured: Harvey Fierstein -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! — “Hairspray Live! Press Junket — Pictured: Harvey Fierstein — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! -- "Hairspray Live! Press Junket -- Pictured: (l-r) Derek McLane, Production Designer; Craig Zadan, Executive Producer; Harvey Fierstein, Neil Meron, Executive Producer; Jerry Mitchell, Choreographer / Associate Producer -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! — “Hairspray Live! Press Junket — Pictured: (l-r) Derek McLane, Production Designer; Craig Zadan, Executive Producer; Harvey Fierstein, Neil Meron, Executive Producer; Jerry Mitchell, Choreographer / Associate Producer — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! -- "Hairspray Live! Press Junket -- Pictured: Jerry Mitchell, Choreographer / Associate Producer -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! — “Hairspray Live! Press Junket — Pictured: Jerry Mitchell, Choreographer / Associate Producer — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! -- "Hairspray Live! Press Junket -- Pictured: (l-r) Back Row: Dave Karger, Moderator; Derek McLane, Production Designer; Harvey Fierstein, Jerry Mitchell, Choreographer / Associate Producer; Mary Vogt, Costume Designer; Front Row: Kenny Leon, Director / Producer; Craig Zadan, Executive Producer; Neil Meron, Executive Producer; Alex Rudzinski, Co-Executive Producer / Live Television Director -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! — “Hairspray Live! Press Junket — Pictured: (l-r) Back Row: Dave Karger, Moderator; Derek McLane, Production Designer; Harvey Fierstein, Jerry Mitchell, Choreographer / Associate Producer; Mary Vogt, Costume Designer; Front Row: Kenny Leon, Director / Producer; Craig Zadan, Executive Producer; Neil Meron, Executive Producer; Alex Rudzinski, Co-Executive Producer / Live Television Director — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! -- "Hairspray Live! Press Junket -- Pictured: (l-r) Back Row: Derek McLane, Production Designer; Harvey Fierstein, Jerry Mitchell, Choreographer / Associate Producer; Mary Vogt, Costume Designer; Front Row: Kenny Leon, Director / Producer; Craig Zadan, Executive Producer; Neil Meron, Executive Producer; Alex Rudzinski, Co-Executive Producer / Live Television Director -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! — “Hairspray Live! Press Junket — Pictured: (l-r) Back Row: Derek McLane, Production Designer; Harvey Fierstein, Jerry Mitchell, Choreographer / Associate Producer; Mary Vogt, Costume Designer; Front Row: Kenny Leon, Director / Producer; Craig Zadan, Executive Producer; Neil Meron, Executive Producer; Alex Rudzinski, Co-Executive Producer / Live Television Director — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! -- "Hairspray Live! Press Junket -- Pictured: (l-r) Back Row: Dave Karger, Moderator; Derek McLane, Production Designer; Harvey Fierstein, Jerry Mitchell, Choreographer / Associate Producer; Mary Vogt, Costume Designer; Front Row: Kenny Leon, Director / Producer; Craig Zadan, Executive Producer; Neil Meron, Executive Producer; Alex Rudzinski, Co-Executive Producer / Live Television Director -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! — “Hairspray Live! Press Junket — Pictured: (l-r) Back Row: Dave Karger, Moderator; Derek McLane, Production Designer; Harvey Fierstein, Jerry Mitchell, Choreographer / Associate Producer; Mary Vogt, Costume Designer; Front Row: Kenny Leon, Director / Producer; Craig Zadan, Executive Producer; Neil Meron, Executive Producer; Alex Rudzinski, Co-Executive Producer / Live Television Director — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! -- "Hairspray Live! Press Junket -- Pictured: (l-r) Back Row: Dave Karger, Moderator; Derek McLane, Production Designer; Harvey Fierstein, Jerry Mitchell, Choreographer / Associate Producer; Mary Vogt, Costume Designer; Front Row: Kenny Leon, Director / Producer; Craig Zadan, Executive Producer; Neil Meron, Executive Producer; Alex Rudzinski, Co-Executive Producer / Live Television Director -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! — “Hairspray Live! Press Junket — Pictured: (l-r) Back Row: Dave Karger, Moderator; Derek McLane, Production Designer; Harvey Fierstein, Jerry Mitchell, Choreographer / Associate Producer; Mary Vogt, Costume Designer; Front Row: Kenny Leon, Director / Producer; Craig Zadan, Executive Producer; Neil Meron, Executive Producer; Alex Rudzinski, Co-Executive Producer / Live Television Director — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! -- "Hairspray Live! Press Junket -- Pictured: (l-r) Craig Zadan, Executive Producer; Neil Meron, Executive Producer -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! — “Hairspray Live! Press Junket — Pictured: (l-r) Craig Zadan, Executive Producer; Neil Meron, Executive Producer — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! -- "Hairspray Live! Press Junket -- Pictured: Derek Hough -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! — “Hairspray Live! Press Junket — Pictured: Derek Hough — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! -- "Hairspray Live! Press Junket -- Pictured: Neil Meron, Executive Producer -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! — “Hairspray Live! Press Junket — Pictured: Neil Meron, Executive Producer — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! -- "Hairspray Live! Press Junket -- Pictured: Kenny Leon, Director / Producer -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! — “Hairspray Live! Press Junket — Pictured: Kenny Leon, Director / Producer — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! -- "Hairspray Live! Press Junket -- Pictured: Maddie Baillio -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! — “Hairspray Live! Press Junket — Pictured: Maddie Baillio — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! -- "Hairspray Live! Press Junket -- Pictured: Jennifer Hudson -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! — “Hairspray Live! Press Junket — Pictured: Jennifer Hudson — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! -- "Hairspray Live! Press Junket -- Pictured: Jennifer Hudson -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! — “Hairspray Live! Press Junket — Pictured: Jennifer Hudson — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! -- Hairspray Live! Press Junket -- Pictured: Garrett Clayton -- (Photo by: Michael Desmond/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! — Hairspray Live! Press Junket — Pictured: Garrett Clayton — (Photo by: Michael Desmond/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! -- Hairspray Live! Press Junket -- Pictured: Dove Cameron -- (Photo by: Michael Desmond/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! — Hairspray Live! Press Junket — Pictured: Dove Cameron — (Photo by: Michael Desmond/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! -- Hairspray Live! Press Junket -- Pictured: Ephraim Sykes -- (Photo by: Michael Desmond/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! — Hairspray Live! Press Junket — Pictured: Ephraim Sykes — (Photo by: Michael Desmond/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! -- Hairspray Live! Press Junket -- Pictured: Shahadi Wright Joseph -- (Photo by: Michael Desmond/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! — Hairspray Live! Press Junket — Pictured: Shahadi Wright Joseph — (Photo by: Michael Desmond/NBC)

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