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Derek Hough and Martin Short Join NBC's Hairspray Live!

Originally posted 04/27/2016 02:55PM

Welcome to the '60s, Derek Hough and Martin Short!

The former Dancing with the Stars pro and the comedy legend are the latest stars to join the cast of NBC's next small-screen musical event, Hairspray Live!.

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Jennifer Hudson and Harvey Fierstein Will Star in NBC's Hairspray Live!

Originally posted 04/25/2016 03:35PM

Jennifer Hudson is adding another musical to her repertoire.

The current star of the Broadway revival of The Color Purple has signed on to NBC's next live musical event, Hairspray Live!. Hudson will play Motormouth Maybelle as she reunites with executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, with whom she worked on NBC's Smash.

Harvey Fierstein, who is writing the teleplay, will reprise his Tony-winning performance as brassy mama Edna Turnblad.

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Nikki Blonsky's Latest Role: Selling Shoes

Nikki Blonsky's Latest Role: Selling Shoes

Originally posted 07/12/2011 01:45PM

This summer, fans can catch Nikki Blonski performing Hairspray numbers off-Broadway.

Make that about 20 miles off-Broadway.

The actress, who earned a Golden Globe nomination for her portrayal of Tracy Turnblad in the hit 2007 movie adaptation of the stage musical, has taken a summer job selling shoes at the Steven Dann boutique in her hometown of Great Neck, N.Y.

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