Nina West to tour in ‘Hairspray’

Andrew Levitt aka Nina West, Niki Metcalf and Toneisha Harris. Photo by Marc J. Franklin

Hairspray, Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon, will launch a new North American tour in Fall 2021. Initial principal casting was announced today; the cast will be led by Andrew Levitt aka Nina West (from “RuPaul’s Drag Race”)as Edna Turnblad, Niki Metcalf as Tracy Turnblad and Toneisha Harris (from NBC’s “The Voice”) as Motormouth Maybelle. Additional casting will be announced later.

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Casting News: MY FAIR LADY Leading Roles Announced

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Shereen Ahmed & Laird Mackintosh

Nederlander Presentations has announced that Shereen Ahmed will be Eliza Doolittle and Laird Mackintosh will be Henry Higgins in the upcoming North American tour of Lincoln Center Theater’s critically-acclaimed production of Lerner & Loewe’s My Fair LadyDirected by Bartlett Sher, the tour will tech and launch in Syracuse, NY in mid-December before officially opening at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Continue reading