BH Buzz: Ariana Grande Joins The Cast Of Hairspray Live

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ā–  Ariana Grande was cast as Penny Pingleton for NBC’s upcoming live production of “Hairspray Live!”

“We’re absolutely thrilled to round out our all-star ‘Hairspray Live!’ cast with Ariana Grande, one of the biggest recording artists in the world,” NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said. “She’s also a Broadway baby at heart, having debuted on Broadway when she was 15, and will be fantastic in the delightful role of Penny Pingleton. We look forward to her millions of fans seeing yet another side to this multifaceted performer and we welcome her to this incredible ensemble of artists.”

Grande joins a cast that includes Jennifer Hudson, Kristin Chenoweth, Derek Hough, Harvey Fierstein and newcomer Maddie Bailie.

Grande Tweeted her excitement about it: “Penny has been a dream role since Hairspray opened on Broadway,” she said. “At 9, I was (and still am) in LOVE w @KerryButlerNyc. hope to make u proud”






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