Martin Short and Derek Hough have joined the cast of NBC’s upcoming musical production Hairspray Live! Billboard reports that Short has signed on to play Wilbur, the dotting husband of Edna Turnblad and the dad of lead character Tracy Turnblad. Meanwhile, Hough will portray Corny Collins, host of the American Bandstand-style television series The Corny Collins Show. Based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Hairspray Live! takes place in 1962 Baltimore and tells the story of Tracy’s dream to dance on the local TV program. However, Tracy becomes an even bigger star when she finds herself at the center of the Civil Rights movement. The production will also star Jennifer Hudson and Harvey Weinstein.
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