Marisha Wallace and Lizzie Bea will join Michael Ball in the West End revival of Hairspray the Musical at the London Coliseum in 2020.
Wallace (Waitress, Dreamgirls) will play Motormouth Maybelle and Bea (Kinky Boots UK tour) will play the lead role of Tracy Turnblad.
The previously announced Ball will reprise the role of Edna Turnblad, for which he won both a WhatsOnStage Award and an Olivier Award.
Michael Ball is currently playing Javert in an all-star production of Les Misérables at the Gielgud Theatre, having recently starred in the first major West End revival of Chess at the Coliseum
The huge-hearted, smash-hit musical arrives at the magnificent London Coliseum from next April for a strictly limited 18-week season.
Based on the cult John Waters movie, Hairspray is a colourful, fun and vibrant show which follows Tracy Turnblad – a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart – as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular dance show.
The original award-winning creative team of director Jack O’Brien and choreographer Jerry Mitchell return to the hit musical which features the infectiously feel-good songs Good Morning Baltimore, You Can’t Stop the Beat and Big, Blonde and Beautiful.
Marisha Wallace responded to the news on twitter.
It’s 7am I’m up with jetlag in Tokyo then this drops! I’m playing Motormouth in Hairspray at the London Coliseum! #dreamshow @HairsprayLondon 😱😱😱😱 @jammyprod @marcshaiman #dreamrole #3rdWestEndshow 😭 https://t.co/y3jcL6fRLz
— Marisha Wallace (@marishawallace) October 24, 2019
Further casting for the musical will be announced.
Hairspray The Musical is booking from 1 September 2020 until 8 November 2020 at the London Coliseum.
Hairspray The Musical tickets are now available.
UPDATE: This article was amended on 3 April to update re-scheduled dates for this production. Previously scheduled to run from 23 April 2020 until 30 August 2020 at the London Coliseum.