The no.1 selling artist is set to take to the stage in recreation of classic musical.
It has been announced that Jennifer Lopez will star in the live musical of 'Bye Bye Birdie' coming in January of next year on NBC. Head of Entertainment for the network, Bob Greenblatt, said: "She came to us and said, 'I love this movie and I'd love to do it".
Jennifer Lopez on the set of Shade of Blue
In a statement made by Lopez, she said that "Broadway musicals and films fueled my childhood and 'Bye Bye Birdie' was one of my favorites. I'm proud to be a part of the NBC family with 'Shades of Blue' and I thought it would be a blast to take on one of their big live musicals."
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Following the success of The Sound of Music, Peter Pan and The Wiz, Hairspray is the next musical to get the live treatment from NBC.
Jennifer Hudson has joined the cast of NBC’s upcoming ‘Hairspray Live!’ The live musical event will air on December 7th and follows the success of other NBC productions ‘The Sound of Music Live!’, ‘Peter Pan Live!’ and most recently, ‘The Wiz Live!’
Jennifer Hudson will star in NBC’s ‘Hairspray Live!’
Hudson will play Motormouth Maybelle, the role played by Queen Latifah in the 2007 film adaptation. In the play Maybelle is the mother of seaweed, an African-American boy, who meets main character Tracy Turnblad in detention and teaches her new dance moves.
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