Bass, Spencer join ‘Hairspray’

Duo set to star on stage for July 24 - Oct. 28

Former ‘N Sync band member Lance Bass and “Grease: You’re the One that I Want” runner-up Ashley Spencer will join the cast of “Hairspray” on Broadway this summer.

Bass follows in the Rialto footsteps of fellow ‘NSyncer Joey Fatone, who appeared in “Rent” and “Little Shop of Horrors.” Bass will play TV dance show host Corny Collins in “Hairspray” Aug. 14-Jan. 6.

Spencer, who was Ballerina Sandy on the reality TV casting competish for the upcoming revival of “Grease,” will play mean girl Amber in “Hairspray” July 24-Oct. 28.

The Broadway production of “Hairspray” has received box office bumps from reality TV and tween-demo stars in the past, including from “American Idol” alum Diana DeGarmo. Show also is hoping for a boost in sales from the movie version that will be released this month.

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