Bruce Vilanch gears up for national tour of Hairspray

BY Advocate.com Editors

February 06 2003 1:00 AM ET

Comedy writer and Advocate columnist Bruce Vilanch says he's getting ready to don drag for the role of Edna Turnblad in the national touring company of the smash musical Hairspray. While the Los Angeles Times says that Vilanch is "in negotiations," he tells Advocate.com that he's preparing to make the ultimate sacrifice for the role: "I'm shaving the beard I grew in 1971 for a Marcello Mastroianni movie that still hasn't been released," says Vilanch.

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