Harvey Fierstein and Marissa Jaret Winokur to Lead Hairspray Reunion
The ''Broadway Belts for PFF!'' event will take place March 12.
Created in 2010 by Broadway actor and comedian Julie Halston (most recently seen in a revival of You Can't Take It With You, starring James Earl Jones), the event raises money for the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, which is dedicated to fighting the fatal progressive disease involving scarring in the lungs. Halston will host this year's event.
Honoring producer Margo Lion, the program will feature Hairspray songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, as well as Broadway cast members Harvey Fierstein, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Darlene Love, Andrew Rannells, Jackie Hoffman, Julie Halston, Jenn Gambatese, Adam Fleming, Clark Thorell, John Hill, Judine Somerville, Hollie Howard, and Eric Anthony, along with John Waters, Josh Bergasse, David Rockwell, and Bernie Telsey.
They will join previously announced Lesli Margherita (Matilda), Bryan Terrell Clark (Hamilton), Robert Creighton (Frozen), and New York Yankees legend and Latin Grammy nominee Bernie Williams will all perform at the eighth annual event.
Carl Andress will direct, with Christopher McGovern as musical director and Ed Windels as music coordinator. Halston, Windels, D. Michael Dvorchak, and Sue Frost will produce.