I’m surprised there hasn’t really been any forum discussion about Hairspray Live!, particularly its cast, so I thought I’d start one myself. Hairspray is a much-beloved musical, so it’s only natural that the casting choices for NBC’s upcoming live adaptation will result in a mix of cheers and boos. The casting so far is as follows:
Maddie Baillio as Tracy Turnblad
Harvey Fierstein as Edna Turnblad
Martin Short as Wilbur Turnblad
Derek Hough as Corny Collins
Jennifer Hudson as Motormouth Maybelle
Garrett Clayton as Link Larkin
Kristin Chenoweth as Velma Von Tussle
Dove Cameron as Amber Von Tussle
Andrea Martin as Prudy Pingleton
Ariana Grande as Penny Pingleton
Sean Hayes as Mr. Pinky
Rosie O’Donnell as Gym Teacher
So, which cast members do you cheer for and which ones do you boo at?
Give Paul Thomas Anderson an Oscar.