YAAASS! Following the critical and ratings success of The Wiz Live! produced by Neil Meron and Craig Zadan! NBC has announced that one of the greatest musical masterpieces ever (and John Waters film), Hairspray, will be the network’s next live musical production! I personally cannot wait to find out who will be cast. Will Zac Efron reprise his role as Link Larkin? OMG. Regardless, though, this is definitely a reason to be excited!
According to The Hollywood Reporter:
“That title seems really fun and I think it will be really great live,” network chief Bob Greenblatt said, noting the deals aren’t closed but a formal announcement should be coming soon. Speaking with reporters after his morning session, the exec said the musical’s focus on race relations and diversity was a big factor in its selection. Greenblatt noted he would be open to having John Travolta reprise his role from Zadan and Meron’s 2007 rendition.