Get your first look at the upcoming Hairspray Live! set to air December 7 at 8PM ET/PT featuring an all-star cast: Harvey Fierstein as "Edna Turnblad," Jennifer Hudson as "Motormouth Mabel," Martin Short as "Wilbur Turnblad," Derek Hough as "Corny Collins," Ariana Grande as "Penny Pingleton," Andrea Martin as "Prudy Pingleton" and Kristin Chenoweth as "Velma Von Tussle."
I know the show well and I have to say this is dream casting across the board. I can't imagine any better than this.
In addition to being the best "Edna Turnblad" ever (Tony Award don't you know?) Harvey Fierstein will provide a new teleplay and original Broadway choreographer Jerry Mitchell (“Kinky Boots,” “On Your Feet,” "The Full Monty," "Legally Blonde") will bring the moves as choreographer. I have to admit I missed Jerry's choreography in the movie version.