Musical hairspray sounds for New Years at Arsht Center

Niki Metcalf and Andrew Levitt are pictured in a scene from Hairspray.
(Photo by Jeremy Daniel)

The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical phenomenon Hairspray will be performing at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami-Dade County from December 28 to January 2.

The new touring production, directed by Jack O’Brien and Jerry Mitchell, will star Andrew Levitt aka Nina West (of RuPaul’s Drag Race) as Edna Turnblad, Niki Metcalf as Tracy Turnblad and Toneisha Harris ( of NBC’s The Voice) as Motormouth Maybelle, with Billy Dawson as Corny Collins, Will Savarese as Link Larkin, Emery Henderson as Penny Pingleton, Brandon G. Stalling as Seaweed J. Stubbs, Kaelee Albritton as Amber Von Tussle and Addison Garner in Velma Von Tussle.

Hairspray opens the long-awaited 15th anniversary season of Broadway in Miami. The new season of Broadway in Miami is presented by the Florida Theatrical Association with main sponsor Bank of America in association with the Adrienne Arsht Center with support from Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.

Tickets for Hairspray cost $ 35, $ ​​50, $ 70, $ 90, $ 120 and $ 150 and can be purchased at the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling 305-949-6722 or online at

Christopher Swan plays Wilbur Turnblad and Kaléa Leverette plays Little Inez with Caroline Daye Attayek, Kelly Barberito, Helene Britany, Jamonté Bruten, Tanner Callicutt, Ryahn Evers, Michael Corey Hassel, Kaleb Jenkins, Greg Kalafatas, Gabriel Kearns, Caira Asanté Lakota, Stevie LeWarne Jr., Brendan Morris, Faith Northcutt, Adam Blake Raque, Renée Reid, Sydney Simone, Christopher Swan, Gabriyel Thomas, George Vickers V, Mea Wilkerson and Emmanuelle Zeesman as members of the ensemble. Hairspray is the story of 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in the 1960s in Baltimore, as she sets out to dance to find her way into television’s most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world?

Starring the beloved score of hit songs including Welcome to the ’60s, Good Morning Baltimore and You Can’t Stop the Beat, Hairspray is “fresh, winning and deliciously melodic,” states The New York Times.

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The Arsht Center remains deeply committed to the health and peace of mind of its guests, artists and staff. Based on guidelines from national and local health authorities, masks and proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test are required. Customers can provide proof of vaccination instead of a negative test. This event will be seated at full capacity. The Arsht Center will also maintain improved cleaning, sanitation and air filtration procedures. Any policy changes will be sent directly to ticket holders and updated regularly at

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