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Nick Jonas, John Stamos join star-studded "Hairspray" run

May 24, 2011 Zac Efron, Jonas Brothers, John Stamos, Nick Jonas, Drew Carey, Corbin Bleu, Harvey Fierstein, Darlene Love, Jerry Mitchell, Tracy, Matthew Morrison

Los Angeles, CA, United States (AHN Entertainment) - "Hairspray" is headed to the Hollywood Bowl this summer and, along with the show's original Tony Award-winning stars, the hit Broadway musical is featuring a whole slew of familiar faces, including Nick Jonas, John Stamos, and Drew Carey.

According to the L.A. Times, Marissa Janet Winokur and Harvey Fierstein, who originated the roles of Tracy Turnblad and her mother Edna, are set to perform together for the first time since they returned to the Broadway show before its closing in early 2009.

Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers will play heartthrob Link Larkin, which has been played on stage by "Glee" star Matthew Morrison and in the film by fellow Disney star Zac Efron.

Drew Carey is set to play Tracy's dad Wilbur, while John Stamos joins as Corny Collins, host of the dance show Tracy uses as a platform for racial integration in the 1960s.

Darlene Love, who starred as Motormouth Maybelle on Broadway for three years, will reprise her role for the production, while "High School Musical" star Corbin Bleu will play her son Seaweed.

"Hairspray" at the Hollywood Bowl will run from August 5th thru August 7th. Jerry Mitchell, choreographor of the original show, will return to choreograph and direct.

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