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Original Tracy Turnblad Returns


Nov. 19 2008, Published 4:38 a.m. ET

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As Hairspray gets ready to shake its last can of Aquanet this winter on Broadway, Marissa Jaret Winokur will return to the cast to reprisethe rolethat won her a Tony, as full-figured, dance-loving Tracy Turnblad.

Harvey Fierstein has already rejoined the cast in his role as Tracy's mother, Edna Turnblad, in the musical based on the cult movie by John Waters.

The original co-stars are set to sing and dance on the Hairspray set from Dec. 9 to Jan. 4 at the Neil Simon Theatre in NYC.

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But while the popular musical might be leaving the Great White Way, fans could be in for more dancing and big hair soon. Nikki Blonsky, who played Tracy in the Hairspray movie, says she's onboard if a sequel is in the works, confirming that John Waters is working on a script.

"All I have to say, on the record: I am so down," she tells Entertainment Tonight. "I am ready to play Tracy Turnblad again!"


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