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Andrea Martin to Frequently Reprimand Ariana Grande as Prudy Pingleton in Hairspray Live!

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Run and tell that to your friends. Andrea Martin has joined the ever-expanding cast of NBC’s Hairspray Live! as Prudy Pingleton, the devoutly religious, progressive-society hating, bigoted mother of Penny Pingleton. (A role which will be played with great panache by Ariana Grande.) The televised live adaptation  which also stars the likes of Kristin Chenoweth, Jennifer Hudson, Rosie O’Donnell, and Martin Short — will air on NBC on December 7. Start mentally preparing for all of the insults she’ll be directing at Tracy Turnblad, too.

Andrea Martin to Play Prudy in Hairspray Live!