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Ariana Grande is making her return to TV! But this time you won’t find her on Nickelodeon: Grande has just signed on to play Penny in the upcoming NBC production of Hairspray Live!, set to air this December.

Grande took to Twitter to share the exciting news with her fans, admitting that it’s been her dream role since she was just nine years old.

https://twitter.com/ArianaGrande/status/751129504811065344

The role is a perfect fit for Grande, who got her start on Broadway and in television before becoming an international pop star. Kristin Chenoweth, Harvey Fierstein, Jennifer Hudson, Derek Hough, and Maddie Baillio are also set to star in the in the live show that will air December 7, 2016.