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Garrett Clayton & Dove Cameron Join Hairspray Live!

August 2nd, 2016 | By Ryan McPhee

Two teen favorites are about to make teenage Baltimore swoon. Garrett Clayton and Dove Cameron have joined the cast of NBC's Hairspray Live! as Link Larkin and Amber Von Tussle, respectively. The two Teen Choice Award nominees join an all-star cast, including the recently announced Ariana Grande. The live broadcast is set for December 7.

Cameron will play Kristin Chenoweth's daughter once more as the younger of the Von Tussle clan—the two appeared in the Disney Channel original movie Descendants and the upcoming sequel. She also stars in the network's series Liv and Maddie, where she met her fiancé, Ryan McCartan. The two recently released their first EP together, titled Negatives.

Clayton's previous small screen musical credits include the Teen Beach Movie series. He also stars as porn star Brent Corrigan in the upcoming biographical drama King Cobra, co-starring and directed by James Franco.

The live event will be headlined by newcomer Maddie Baillio, who takes on the role of Tracy Turnblad. The lineup also includes Grande as Penny Pingleton, Chenoweth as Velma Von Tussle, Jennifer Hudson as Motormouth Maybelle, Harvey Fierstein as Edna Turnblad (reprising his Tony-winning performance from the original production), Martin Short as Wilbur and Derek Hough as Corny Collins.

Check out Chenoweth and Cameron performing together in Descendants below!

 

Read original article on broadway.com