Harvey Fierstein & Martin Short Dazzle In ‘Timeless’ Duet In ‘Hairspray’

Oh, Harvey! As the song goes: you're a stinky old cheese, babe. Just getting riper with age! With over a decade of playing Edna in 'Hairspray', Fierstein just proved in the live adaptation for NBC that he's just as fabulous as ever. But did Martin Short live up the challenge? In a word -- YUP!

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In one of my personal favorite numbers in the show, Harvey Fierstein and Martin Short brought a lot of love as fabulous Edna and adorable Wilbur in the charming duet, ‘Timeless To Me’. A little two-stepping, a little side-shuffling, a little boob grabbing — the performance had it all! Dare I say… oh hell, I’m saying it: Edna and Wilbur are the best couple of the whole show, and Harvey and Martin have the best chemistry of anyone in the whole show. That’s a performance to revisit again and again and again!

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In an EXCLUSIVE interview with Harvey and Martin before the performance, the pair talked about their characters and the love each of them shares. “As a couple, you have to trust each other,” explained Harvey. “I’ve been a fan of his my entire life because he’s MUCH older than me, and I trust his stuff and I think he trusts me and that comes right away and it’s all about treating each other as a real married couple. We’re the only couple in the show! We are the marriage that anybody’s looking at because none of the other kids have a mother and father, we’re the only only mother and father in the show.” Martin totally agreed. “I think the key to this couple is that they’re still deeply, madly in love.”  Indeed they looked like it in that song!

HollywoodLifers, did you love all the musical moments in ‘Hairspray’ Live?

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