Jennifer Hudson, Harvey Fierstein to star in NBC's 'Hairspray Live!'

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NBC Announces Creative Team for Upcoming 'Hairspray' Live

Hairspray Live! has found its stars.

Jennifer Hudson and Harvey Fierstein have joined NBC's live musical event. Hudson will play Motormouth Maybelle and Fierstein, who is also writing the teleplay, will play Edna Turnblad, a role he created and won a Tony Award for in the stage version of Hairspray.

The musical marks the fourth live production for Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, following Sound of Music Live!, Peter Pan Live! and The Wiz Live!

READ MORE: 'Hairspray' Set as NBC's Next Live Musical

"We are beyond thrilled with this incredibly talented duo of stars for 'Hairspray Live!,'" said Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment. "Harvey Fierstein created the role of Edna Turnblad on Broadway in an indelible Tony-winning performance that demanded to be memorialized on film, and we're happy he wanted to step into her shoes one last, unforgettable time. We're also so grateful that the incomparable Jennifer Hudson will play Motormouth Maybelle and we know her rendition of 'I Know Where I've Been' will literally stop the show."

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Jennifer Hudson, Harvey Fierstein to star in NBC's 'Hairspray Live!'
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Pictured: (l-r) Allison Williams as Peter Pan, Taylor Louderman as Wendy Darling -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Pictured: Minnie Driver as Adult Wendy -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Pictured: (l-r) Allison Williams as Peter Pan, Alanna Saunders as Tiger Lily -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Pictured: (l-r) Allison Williams as Peter Pan, Alanna Saunders as Tiger Lily -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Pictured: (l-r) Lost Boys, Allison Williams as Peter Pan, Alanna Saunders as Tiger Lily, Islanders -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Pictured: (l-r) Lost Boys, Allison Williams as Peter Pan, Alanna Saunders as Tiger Lily, Islanders -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Pictured: (l-r) Lost Boys, John Allyn as Michael Darling, Jake Lucas as John Darling, Taylor Louderman as Wendy Darling, Allison Williams as Peter Pan -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Pictured: (l-r) Allison Williams as Peter Pan, Taylor Louderman as Wendy Darling -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Pictured: (l-r) Lost Boys, Allison Williams as Peter Pan, Alanna Saunders as Tiger Lily, Islanders -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Pictured: (l-r) Lost Boys, John Allyn as Michael Darling, Jake Lucas as John Darling, Taylor Louderman as Wendy Darling, Allison Williams as Peter Pan -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Pictured: (l-r) Jake Lucas as John Darling, John Allyn as Michael Darling, Allison Williams as Peter Pan, Taylor Louderman as Wendy Darling -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Pictured: (l-r) Jake Lucas as John Darling, John Allyn as Michael Darling, Allison Williams as Peter Pan, Taylor Louderman as Wendy Darling -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Pictured: (l-r) Lost Boys, John Allyn as Michael Darling, Jake Lucas as John Darling, Taylor Louderman as Wendy Darling, Allison Williams as Peter Pan -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Pictured: (l-r) Jake Lucas as John Darling, John Allyn as Michael Darling, Allison Williams as Peter Pan, Taylor Louderman as Wendy Darling -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Pictured: Minnie Driver as Adult Wendy -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Dress Rehearsal -- Pictured: (l-r) Taylor Louderman as Wendy Darling, Allison Williams as Peter Pan -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Dress Rehearsal -- Pictured: Christopher Walken as Captain Hook -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Dress Rehearsal -- Pictured: Alligator -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Pictured: (l-r) Allison Williams as Peter Pan, Taylor Louderman as Wendy Darling -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Dress Rehearsal -- Pictured: Christopher Walken as Captain Hook -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Dress Rehearsal -- Pictured: (l-r) Christopher Walken as Captain Hook, Christian Borle as Smee -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Dress Rehearsal -- Pictured: (l-r) Kelli O'Hara as Mrs. Darling, Christian Borle as Mr. Darling -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Dress Rehearsal -- Pictured: Christopher Walken as Captain Hook -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Dress Rehearsal -- Pictured: Christopher Walken as Captain Hook -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Dress Rehearsal -- Pictured: (l-r) Chris Sullivan as Noodler, Ryan Andes as Admirable Chrichton, Michael Park as Cecco, Christopher Walken as Captain Hook, Austin Lesch as Bill Jukes, Christian Borle as Smee, Gary Milner as The Vicar, John Arthur Greene as Robert Mullins, Andrew Pirozzi as Pirate, Matt Wall as Skylights, Marty Lawson as Pirate -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Dress Rehearsal -- Pictured: (l-r) Christian Borle as Smee, Christopher Walken as Captain Hook -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Dress Rehearsal -- Pictured: Christopher Walken as Captain Hook -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Dress Rehearsal -- Pictured: Allison Williams as Peter Pan -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Dress Rehearsal -- Pictured: (l-r) Allison Williams as Peter Pan, Taylor Louderman as Wendy Darling, John Allyn as Michael Darling, Jake Lucas as John Darling -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Dress Rehearsal -- Pictured: (l-r) Allison Williams as Peter Pan, Taylor Louderman as Wendy Darling -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Dress Rehearsal -- Pictured: (l-r) Taylor Louderman as Wendy Darling, Allison Williams as Peter Pan -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Dress Rehearsal -- Pictured: (l-r) Austin Lesch as Bill Jukes, Alanna Saunders as Tiger Lily, Christian Borle as Smee, Christopher Walken as Captain Hook, Chris Sullivan as Noodler -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Dress Rehearsal -- Pictured: (l-r) Taylor Louderman as Wendy Darling, Lost Boys, John Allyn as Michael Darling, Jake Lucas as John Darling, Allison Williams as Peter Pan -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Dress Rehearsal -- Pictured: Allison Williams as Peter Pan -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
2014 MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE -- Pictured: The cast of 'Peter Pan Live!' performs at the 2014 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' -- (Photo by: Eric Liebowitz/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Dress Rehearsal -- Pictured: Allison Williams as Peter Pan -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Dress Rehearsal -- Pictured: Allison Williams as Peter Pan -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
PETER PAN LIVE! -- Dress Rehearsal -- Pictured: (l-r) Taylor Louderman as Wendy Darling, Lost Boys, John Allyn as Michael Darling, Jake Lucas as John Darling, Allison Williams as Peter Pan -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
2014 MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE -- Pictured: The cast of 'Peter Pan Live!' performs at the 2014 'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade' -- (Photo by: Eric Liebowitz/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
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