Jennifer Hudson To Headline NBC’s Next ‘Live’ Project: ‘Hairspray’

Published: Monday 25th Apr 2016 by Rashad
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As her time thrilling fans as Shug Avery on Broadway’s ‘The Color Purple’ comes to close, it appears Jennifer Hudson‘s love of musical theater will continue as reports indicate her next big project will come in the form of headlining the legendary ‘Hairspray.’

Tackling the role of “Motormouth Maybelle,” the production is next in line of NBC’s hit-making remakes of Broadway’s biggest numbers (‘Sound of Music,’ ‘The Wiz,’ etc.).  Get the details below:

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“Hairspray Live!” will air Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT and will originate from Los Angeles.

“Hairspray Live!” reunites Hudson with executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who worked with her previously on NBC’s “Smash” and the 85th and 87th Oscar telecasts, which they also produced. – source

Congratz are certainly in order for the Grammy and Academy Award winning diva.  We are certainly keen to see how the show fares as its NBC ‘Live’ predecessors have been some major ratings winners for the network.

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  1. BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 April 25, 2016

    Jen stays booked! Congrats and keep on acting (that’s your calling).

  2. Tran uk anti bloper honioey love but it okay girl April 25, 2016

    Congrats to her for working hard as a woman

  3. JanStan April 25, 2016

    This diva doing ‘I know where I’ve been’ will be EVERYTHING. Cannot. Wait.

  4. Ciah’s Turtle April 26, 2016


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