It's quite a
stretch--from TV's Norm to Broadway's Edna.
best known to TV viewers as Norm Peterson on Cheers,
joins the New York company of Hairspray on Oct. 23,
playing Edna Turnblad in the long-running musical.
Based on the cult John Waters movie set in early-1960s
Baltimore, the show concerns the full-figured Tracy Turnblad
whose fondest wish is to appear on a local-television dance
Wendt is no
stranger to the stage. He recently completed a cross-country
tour of the Roundabout Theatre Company revival of Twelve
Angry Men. (AP)
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