Ariana Grande is super excited for her new role as Penny in ‘Hairspray Live!’ The brunette beauty tweeted, “I AM NOWWW A CHECKERBOARD CHICK #HairsprayLive #Penny. Penny has been a dream role since Hairspray opened on Broadway. At 9, I was (and still am) in LOVE w @KerryButlerNyc. hope to make u proud 😭. anyway… I’m so honored and beyond excited to be a part of this dream cast…… I will for sure pass out at the table read.
“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,” said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. “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.”
Can’t wait to see this musical—Harvey Fierstein, Jennifer Hudson, Kristin Chenoweth, Martin Short, Derek Hough have already been cast!
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