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Ariana Grande Announces She's Playing Penny in 'Hairspray Live!'

Ariana Grande Announces She's Playing Penny in 'Hairspray Live!'

Ariana Grande just announced some exciting news…she’s playing Penny in Hairspray Live!, which will air in December on NBC!

“I AM NOWWW A CHECKERBOARD CHICK #HairsprayLive #Penny” the 23-year-old entertainer wrote on Twitter. “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.”

“‘M GOING TO BE IN A SHOW WITH @HarveyFierstein AND @KChenoweth IS THIS AN ACTUAL JOKE ………………. ♡,” Ariana continued. “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. #HairsprayLive”

Kristin Chenoweth, Harvey Fierstein, Jennifer Hudson, Derek Hough, and Maddie Baillio will also star in the live show. It will air on December 7 on NBC.

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  • Jon M’Shulla

    Ariana…Go back to wherever you came from you anti-American trash. I’m sure there are many donuts to lick there.

  • Gina

    She’ll do great. She has a great voice.

  • Cheryl Phillips

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