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Ariana Grande cast as Penny in "Hairspray Live"

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Ariana Grande cast as Penny in #2
Posted: 7/7/16 at 3:05pm

I can live with that! Good for her! 

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Ariana Grande cast as Penny in #3
Posted: 7/7/16 at 3:06pm

PERFECT

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Ariana Grande cast as Penny in #4
Posted: 7/7/16 at 3:09pm

Nice! Not a fan of her, but she has a fantastic voice. Great to see her go back to the saddle!

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Ariana Grande cast as Penny in #5
Posted: 7/7/16 at 3:09pm

Why not? She was surprisingly good on SNL.

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Ariana Grande cast as Penny in #6
Posted: 7/7/16 at 3:09pm

wow that is fantastic.

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Ariana Grande cast as Penny in #7
Posted: 7/7/16 at 3:18pm

I KNEW IT. I can't believe this. I'm so excited.

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Ariana Grande cast as Penny in #8
Posted: 7/7/16 at 3:29pm

Casting for this just keeps getting better and better. 

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Ariana Grande cast as Penny in #9
Posted: 7/7/16 at 3:30pm

UGH!  Not a fan AT ALL.

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Ariana Grande cast as Penny in #10
Posted: 7/7/16 at 3:34pm

Along with Martin Short, this is the best casting so far!

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Ariana Grande cast as Penny in #11
Posted: 7/7/16 at 3:37pm

After SNL, and the delay in her tour, I thought this was a possibility. And when I saw her Snapchat story a little while ago with her playing all those Hairspray songs, I was hopeful. Glad this is happening - may not be the biggest fan of her music anymore, but definitely a perfect fit! Ariana Grande, Kristen Chenoweth, Martin Short, and Jennifer Hudson all in the same cast? Thank you God.

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Ariana Grande cast as Penny in #12
Posted: 7/7/16 at 3:57pm

She also is getting tons of Emmy buzz from SNL, so this is just another terrific notch in her belt. This is truthfully the best cast that's been put together for any Live! musicals. I'm so eager to hear the rest.

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Ariana Grande cast as Penny in #13
Posted: 7/7/16 at 4:02pm

YES! Great casting! Love this so much!

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Ariana Grande cast as Penny in #14
Posted: 7/7/16 at 4:06pm

perfect

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Ariana Grande cast as Penny in #15
Posted: 7/7/16 at 4:09pm

It really is stellar casting--she's been on Broadway, she has the pipes, she was hilarious on SNL, and she has tons of TV experience. This is star casting at its absolute best. Harvey, Martin, Ariana...so far they're not making mistakes. Lets hope the good casting keeps coming!

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Ariana Grande cast as Penny in #16
Posted: 7/7/16 at 4:22pm

This is the best casting news ever. Sobbing. 

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Ariana Grande cast as Penny in #17
Posted: 7/7/16 at 4:43pm

Okay I am in! I love this girl! She is just so phenomenally talented. I think the producers are out doing themselves with their casting decisions. Color me impressed. 

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Ariana Grande cast as Penny in #18
Posted: 7/7/16 at 4:46pm

jbroadway4 said: "This is the best casting news ever. Sobbing. 

 

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Seriously?!?! Ugh. 

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Ariana Grande cast as Penny in #19
Posted: 7/7/16 at 5:00pm

Liza's Headband said: "jbroadway4 said: "This is the best casting news ever. Sobbing. 

 

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Seriously?!?! Ugh. 


 

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She's immensely talented and I'm a fan. I can't be excited? Ariana Grande cast as Penny in  (Not literally crying, byeeeeee.)

 

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Ariana Grande cast as Penny in #20
Posted: 7/7/16 at 5:07pm

Well...she has a nice voice but was hoping for someone with real comedy chops.  Penny is an amazing part in the hands of a real comedian.  We'll see.  My worry is she'll just twerk her way thru it.

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Ariana Grande cast as Penny in #21
Posted: 7/7/16 at 5:14pm

Watch her on SNL. She is a real comedian. She elevated the show, made it the best it's been in years.

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Ariana Grande cast as Penny in #22
Posted: 7/7/16 at 5:17pm

Fingers crossed for Ana Gasteyer for Prudy Pringleton! Or Tina Fey!!

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Ariana Grande cast as Penny in #23
Posted: 7/7/16 at 5:22pm

^

Tina Fey would be stellar!

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Ariana Grande cast as Penny in #24
Posted: 7/7/16 at 5:22pm

I would die and go to heaven if Ellen was cast as the Female Authority Figure.

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Ariana Grande cast as Penny in #25
Posted: 7/7/16 at 5:33pm

Huh? Are you mixing her up with Miley Cyrus? @Ranger