Andrea Martin to Play Ariana Grande's Mom In 'Hairspray Live!'

Andrea Martin at AOL Studios
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Andrea Martin at AOL Studios on July 7, 2016 in New York City. 

Andrea Martin has jumped aboard the cast of NBC's Hairspray Live! to play the mother of pop star Ariana Grande.

The Tony- and Emmy-winning comedian will join a lineup that also includes Harvey Fierstein, Kristin Chenoweth, Jennifer Hudson, Derek Hough, Martin Short, Sean Hayes and Rosie O'Donnell. It airs Dec. 7.

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Based on the cult John Waters movie set in 1960s Baltimore, the show concerns the full-figured Tracy Turnblad whose fondest wish is to appear on a local television dance program.

Martin, the SCTV veteran who recently won a Tony Award in the Broadway revival of Pippin, will play the overprotective mother of Penny Pingleton (Grande), who is friends with Tracy.

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Martin is next set to co-star in NBC's midseason comedy Great News.


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