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Hairspray Live Cast: Jennifer Hudson, Harvey Fierstein to Star in NBC Musical

Hairspray Live Cast: Jennifer Hudson, Harvey Fierstein to Star in NBC Musical

NBC’s Hairspray Live! is finally taking shape — and what a glorious shape it is.

The network on Monday announced that Jennifer Hudson and Harvey Fierstein will lead the Dec. 7 musical as Motormouth Maybelle and Edna Turnblad, respectively.

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For those tragically unfamiliar with the story of Hairspray, it follows a curvaceous young woman named Tracy Turnblad (yet to be cast) who uses her moves and moxie to challenge prejudices in 1960s Baltimore.

Fierstein first played the role of Tracy’s reclusive mother in the 2002 Broadway production; it was originated by the

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