NBC has announced that

NBC has announced that "Hairspray" veteran Harvey Fierstein will adapt the musical's book, based on the 1988 John Waters film, for the live version of the show this year. Above, the Tony Award-winning actor attends the New York Stage and Film 2014 Winter Gala in Manhattan in November 2014. (Credit: Getty Images / Ilya S. Savenok)

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