NBC’s Hairspray Live a TV adaption of the hit musical has added Martin Short and Derek Hough.
Short will play Wilbur, loving husband to Fierstein’s Edna Turnblad. Hough will play Corny Collins, host of the local TV program “The Corny Collins Show.
NBC’s “Hairspray Live!” is adapted from the Tony award-winning Broadway musical, which itself was adapted from the 1988 feature film by John Waters. “Hairspray” takes place in 1962 Baltimore and tells the story of teenager Tracy Turnblad, whose dream is to appear on “The Corny Collins Show.”