Jennifer Hudson Snags ‘Hairspray Live!’ Role







Jennifer Hudson is ending her Broadway reign in The Color Purple, but she has a brand new gig lined up right after. The Oscar-winner has been cast to play Motormouth Maybelle in Hairspray Live!

Maybelle, is the woman who hosts The Corny Collins Show on “Negro Day,” when African-Americans are allowed to appear on it.

Dancing with the Stars alum, Derek Hough has been cast as TV musical as Corny Collins.

Meanwhile, Harvey Fierstein will reprise his Tony-winning performance as mom Edna Turnblad with comedian Martin Short playing Edna’s husband, Wilbur.

Hairspray Live will air Wednesday, December 7 on NBC.

Posted on May 1, 2016, in ENTERTAINMENT NEWS. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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