George Wendt to Play Edna in Broadway Hairspray

Beloved Cheers barfly George Wendt will join the cast of Broadway’s Hairspray on October 23 in the role of Edna Turnblad (originated by Harvey Fierstein on Broadway, and by John Travolta in the hit film version of the musical). Wendt, who has recently appeared on stage in Art and 12 Angry Men, is scheduled to be Broadway’s Edna through January 20, 2008.

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Carly graduated University Of Toronto, Theatre and Performance program. She has written for various publications including art-speaks, Pembroke Daily Observer, Toronto Star - Performing Arts Section, The Canadian Post and more recently the Village Voice and the New York Daily News. As a member of the Barrow Group, an award-winning Off-Broadway theatre company and performing arts school, her specialties include performance stage production and talent casting.