ENTERTAINMENT: Jennifer Hudson to star in NBC’s “Hairspray Live”

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According to a recent press release, Oscar, Golden Globe, SAG and Grammy Award-winner Jennifer Hudson and multiple Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein will headline the cast of NBC’s “Hairspray Live!,” the network’s next live Broadway musical holiday event following the phenomenal success of “The Wiz Live!”

HAIRSPRAY LIVE! -- Season 2016 -- Pictured: Harvey Fierstein -- (Photo by: Bruce Glikas/Film Magic/NBC)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! — Season 2016 — Pictured: Harvey Fierstein — (Photo by: Bruce Glikas/Film Magic/NBC)

Fierstein will play Edna Turnblad and Hudson will play Motormouth Maybelle. “Hairspray Live!” will air Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT and will originate from Los Angeles.

 

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