Nick Jonas & John Stamos Join Cast of ‘Hairspray’ For Hollywood Bowl Run

By: Amanda Hasaka / May 24, 2011

Nick Loves the Yanks
Nick Jonas shows love for the baseball team.
Timeless Hotties
These stars look better as the years go by.
The beloved Broadway musical Hairspray will be revived for one weekend only at the Hollywood Bowl this summer and it seems the cast is shaping up to be quite star-studded.

The LA Times reports that Nick Jonas will take on the role of heartthrob Link Larkin while John Stamos will play Corny Collins, when the show makes its run the weekend of August 5.

So, who else will be joining them?

Harvey Fierstein and Marissa Jaret Winokur who originated the roles of Edna and Tracey Turnblad (respectively) will revive their roles for the show. Corbin Bleu and Drew Carey will have roles as well.

The musical, based on the 1988 cult classic directed by John Waters, is about an overweight girl in the 1960s who fights for civil rights via a popular dance show in her home town of Baltimore. It was also turned into a film in 2007 with stars such as Zac Efron and John Travolta each playing roles.

Fun fact, none other than Matthew Morrison originated the role of Link when Hairspray made its debut on Broadway.

Check out a video of the original Broadway cast performing “You Can’t Stop the Beat” at the Tony Awards:

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