Hairspray! Live is coming to NBC this holiday season with Jennifer Hudson and Harvey Fierstein starring in the show. Just announced, Derek Hough and Martin Short are joining the cast to bring the classic musical to the small screen. With similar successes in the past, including The Wiz, Grease Live and The Sound of Music. This is the first of NBC’s events that will be shot in California, in Los Angeles in fact. The show has yet to cast its Tracy Turnblad, the lead in the play, but those already cast are some of the fan favorite characters.
Jennifer Hudson has been cast as Motormouth, the role that was played by Queen Latifah in the film version. Meanwhile, Harvey Fierstein has been cast as Edna Turnblad, Tracy’s mom. The show will hopefully be a huge hit with a great cast. But we’ll have to wait and see what else happens in the future and who is cast as the rest of the characters that we know and love from Hairspray!
Keep an eye out for more news from the Hairspray! Live.
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