'Hairspray Live!' December 7th 2016
Kenny Leon will be directing the upcoming NBC live play Hairspray. After coming off his successful live musical debut 'The Wiz' it's sure to be an amazing show. Check out these videos and articles and whet your appetite for the big show on December 7th! #HairsprayLive
Atlanta’s Kenny Leon to direct ‘Hairspray Live!’ on NBC - Tune in DEC 7th 2016
Kenny Leon is going from “The Wiz” to “Hairspray.”
The Tony-winning Atlanta-based director, who shepherded “The Wiz Live!” to critical and commercial success for NBC in December, will return to live-theater-on-TV with “Hairspray Live!” on the network Dec. 7.
This will be NBC’s fourth live musical production (2014 brought “Peter Pan” and 2013 “The Sound of Music” to the masses).
Leon will spearhead “Hairspray Live!” with producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. “Hairspray” veterans choreographer Jerry Mitchell and script adaptor Harvey Fierstein – who won a Tony award playing Edna Turnblad in the Broadway musical – are also part of the upcoming TV version.
Read full article on AJC.com by Melissa Ruggieri