Nina West presides over a star-studded Hairspray reunion in LA

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Andrew Levitt, Nina West
Andrew Levitt, Nina West (Photo by CHELSEA LAUREN for Broadway In Hollywood)

The fabulous Nina West has been traversing the country on the national tour of Hairspray, and on Tuesday (May 02, 2023), a cavalcade of celebrities attended the opening night of the show’s run at Los Angeles’ Dolby Theater (marking the 20th anniversary of the beloved musical.)

Some of the stars spotted on the event pink carpet included Mad Men’s Jared Harris, Ming Na Wen, Scott Evans, Lance Bass, Bobby Berk, Alec Mapa, Frankie Grande, Todrick Hall, Adam Shankman, Fortune Feimster and Dustin Milligan.

Nina West Celebrates Opening Night Of "Hairspray" National Tour After Party
Ben Lewis, Blake Lee, Andrew Levitt and Dustin Mulligan attend Nina West celebrates opening night Of “Hairspray” national tour after party at The Hollywood Roosevelt on May 02, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Nina West and PAL Public Relations)

Of course, there were some Drag Race queens in attendance, including Shangela, Trixie Mattel, Raja, Eureka O'Hara, Scarlet Envy, Morgan McMichaels, Brooke Lynn Hytes, Angeria Paris Van Michaels, Mariah Paris Balenciaga, Monét X Change and Kornbread, who posted about the experience on a sweet Twitter thread.

The event served as a Hairspray reunion, as OG Tracy Turnblad, Ricki Lake was joined by Hairspray Live‘s Maddie Baillio, Carly Jibson from the original Hairspray tour, and the current tour’s Tracy, Niki Metcalfe. The Tracys met with Andrew Levitt (a/k/a Nina West) who is delivering a winning performance as Edna Turnblad backstage at intermission for a photo op, the first time all these Tracys have been in one room together. 

Hairspray's Traycs
Maddie Baillio, Andrew Levitt, Nina West , Carly Jibson, Ricki Lake, Niki Metcalf (Photo by CHELSEA LAUREN for Broadway In Hollywood)

You can still catch Hairspray in LA until May 21. After that, the tour heads to Atlanta, Omaha, Austin and Tempe. You can get your tickets here

Cast of ‘Hairspray’
Cast of ‘Hairspray’ (Photo by CHELSEA LAUREN for Broadway In Hollywood)

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