This edition: Harvey Fierstein on "Hairspray LIVE!"Tweet
Original tape date: September 9, 2016.
First aired: October 14, 2016.
Beloved writer/actor/Theater Talk guest Harvey Fierstein returns to the program as he begins preparation for the upcoming televised musical "Hairspray LIVE!" airing on NBC, December 7, 2016. Fierstein will star as "Edna Turnblad," the role he won a Tony Award for on Broadway (a character first played by the late actor DIVINE in the original 1988 John Waters cult film and reinterpreted by John Travolta in the 2007 movie musical).
Even before being cast in this TV adaptation, Harvey was hired to adapt the Broadway book into a teleplay (after his successful script adaptation of "The Wiz Live!" for NBC last year). Fierstein also recounts behind-the-scenes tales of the stage productions of "Hairspray," "La Cage aux Folles" and his biggest flop, "Legs Diamond" with the great Peter Allen.
Harvey Fierstein Actor/Writer, “Hairspray LIVE!”
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