Harvey Fierstein returns to 'Hairspray,' this time on live TV

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Broadway playwright and star Harvey Fierstein is reprising his Tony-winning performance as big mama Edna Turnblad for NBC's upcoming live production of Hairspray. Fierstein also wrote the teleplay. We visit the set, where Fierstein tells us about the heavy process of transforming himself into Edna, and about some of the changes he made to take the script from broadway to live TV. And on the news banter, we discuss how a Hollywood money man went from big losses in Relativity Media to a cabinet appointment in the Trump administration.

Photo: Harvey Fierstein as Edna Turnblad with the cast of NBC's Hairspray Live! Trae Patton/NBC



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