Beloved writer/actor/Theater Talk Harvey Fierstein returns to the program as he begins to prepare for the upcoming televised musical Hairspray LIVE! airing on NBC, December 7, 2016. Fierstein will star as Edna Turnblad, the Tony Award-winning role he created on Broadway. In addition to being cast in this TV adaptation, he's been hired to write the teleplay (after his successful script adaptation of The Wiz Live! for NBC last year). Fierstein recounts behind-the-scenes stories of the stage productions... [see more] of Hairspray, La Cage aux Folles and his biggest flop, Legs Diamond with Peter Allen.
THEATER TALK is back for a new season focusing on the most exciting stars and other artists coming to the new Broadway season.In addition, THEATER TALK's topical critics and experts panels will continue, reviewing the new shows and debating the important show business issues of the day.