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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