Tag: Harvey Fierstein

HairsprayLive!: Meet Tracy Turnblad!

Maddie Baillio is NBC’s Tracy Turnblad in the network’s upcoming musical, Hairspray Live!. Baillio was introduced to North America by Harvey Fierstein this morning on NBC’s Today. Hairspray Live! also stars Fierstein, Jennifer Hudson, Martin Short and Derek Hough. It will air on Wednesday, December 7th (8/7C). For more, follow the jump.

Hudson & Fierstein Join Hairspray Live!

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! Fierstein will reprise the role of Edna Turnblad – the role he originated on Broadway to Tony Award-winning acclaim, and is writing the teleplay for the event. Hudson, the third season winner […]

NBC Is Off To See The Wiz!

The Wiz has been chosen as NBC’s next live musical presentation. The production will be executive produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron – but there’s a twist! NBC will also team up with a new production partner – Cirque Du Soleil, whose new stage theatrical division will co-produce the live TV event on Thursday, […]