Ariana Grande Joins 'Hairspray Live' as Penny

Ariana Grande Joins 'Hairspray Live' as Penny

Ariana Grande has landed the role of Penny in Hairspray Live!

The 23-year-old entertainer announced the news in a series of tweets.

“I AM NOWWW A CHECKERBOARD CHICK #HairsprayLive #Penny” Ariana 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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