Nick Jonas To Star In ‘Hairspray’ At The Hollywood Bowl

Becky Bain | May 24, 2011 1:37 pm

After getting tres dramatique in Les Miserables, theatre-lover Nick Jonas is heading back to the stage. The youngest JoBro will star in a three-date engagement of the Tony-winning musical Hairspray, playing at the Hollywood Bowl this August. Nick will be playing heartthrob Link Larkin, the role originated on Broadway by Glee‘s Matthew Morrison, and also played by Zac Efron in the big-screen adaption. Check out the rest of the cast below.

In a bit of six degrees of separation, both Zac and Matthew have buddies in the show — Efron’s High School Musical co-star Corbin Bleu will play Seaweeed (man, they sure do like their HSM alumni there at the Bowl), and Glee‘s hottie dentist John Stamos will play dance show host Corny Collins in the Bowl production.

American Idol‘s Season 3 runner-up Diana DeGarmo and Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Darlene Love will play Penny and Motormouth Maybelle, and original Hairspray castmembers (and Tony winners) Harvey Fierstein and Marissa Jaret Winokur will once again reprise their roles as mother-daughter pair Edna Turnblad and Tracy Turnblad.

Hairspray will run at LA’s legendary Hollywood Bowl on August 5, 6 & 7. We’ll more than likely be there that Friday, Friday.

[Via LA Times]