Aug Sept 2016
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Harvey Fierstein to star in ABC sitcom produced by Zadan and Meron

Harvey Fierstein, currently starring on Broadway as mom Edna Turnblad in Hairspray, will don a new apron in a sitcom currently being developed at ABC, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The series would feature Fierstein playing the mother in a blue-collar domestic comedy that would be produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, the openly gay moguls behind Me and My Shadows: Life With Judy Garland and the Oscar-winning Chicago. Zadan, Meron, and Fierstein are looking for a writer for the project, with the hopes of shooting a pilot in New York in late summer, after Fierstein ends his Hairspray run in August.