Ariana GrandeΓÇÖs Hot Broadway Role After Hairspray Live! (DivaGals Exclusive!)By Delaina Dixon | December 2, 2016 | Entertainment
WeΓÇÖre only a week away from NBCΓÇÖs production of Hairspray Live!┬áand we can hardly wait! TV DivaGal visited the L.A. set and got the chance to chat┬áwith Ariana Grande. The pop sensation, who plays Penny Pingleton in this production, couldnΓÇÖt stop crying over how excited she is to be in this once-in-a-lifetime Hairspray experience.
ΓÇ£ItΓÇÖs something that brought me so much joy as a young girl,ΓÇ¥ she shared. ΓÇ£Penny is such a dream role for me.ΓÇ¥ Ariana revealed┬áhow she had donated to “Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS” to meet Broadway legend Kristin Chenoweth 13 years ago, and now Kristin┬áis starring with her┬áin the live broadcast.
Now hereΓÇÖs an exclusive tidbit you wonΓÇÖt want to miss. Ariana first appeared on Broadway in the musical 13,┬áand Kristin is eager to get the pop goddess back on the Broadway stage. ΓÇ£IΓÇÖm going make her do something, if I have to produce it myself,ΓÇ¥ Kristin┬ádeclared.
Being the smart, savvy Divas that we are, we had a suggestion. ΓÇ£How about Gypsy?ΓÇ¥ (with Grande as Gypsy Rose Lee and Chenoweth as her mama). Both ladies agreed wholeheartedly and started talking how they could bring it to the stage.
Now weΓÇÖre not trying to take all the credit, but when Gypsy comes back to the Great White Way in 2018, remember where you heard it firstΓÇª
Catch Ariana in Hairspray Live!, Wednesday, Dec, 7 at 8 p.m, on NBC.
photo credit: NBC