Buechner pays homage to ‘Hairspray’ character Edna, original actor
Thursday, May 10, 2012
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J.J. Buechner says he loved everything about “Hairspray,” and that’s before the 1988 John Waters’ Hollywood film was turned into a smash Broadway musical. “I’m trying to pay homage to Divine, who played Edna at the very beginning,” said Buechner who plays Edna Turnblad in the musical version of “Hairspray,” opening Friday at the Schenectady Light Opera Company...