HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Adds Billy Eichner

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Billy Eichner (The Difficult People) has joined the cast of upcoming NBC’s next major musical adaption Hairspray Live!

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Eichner will play Rob Barker, the TV newsman who relays the story of Tracy Turnblad’s escape from prison in order to integrate a popular dance program. He confirmed the news himself on his Twitter.

Hairspray Live! is the TV adaption of the popular musical about a teenage girl living in Baltimore in the early 1960s dreams of appearing on a popular TV dance show.

Hairspray Live! premieres on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 8/7c

SOURCE: TVline.com