Hairspray Performance in Chicago staring Andrew Levitt ’01

Hairspray Performance in Chicago staring Andrew Levitt ’01

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 7:30 pm CST to 10:00 pm CST

CIBC Theatre

18 West Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603

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Come see Denison alumnus Andrew Levitt ’01 in the award-winning musical Hairspray!

Come see Denison alumnus Andrew Levitt ’01 in the award-winning musical Hairspray!

Join your fellow Denisonians to cheer on your fellow alumnus Andrew Levitt ’01 as he performs in the musical HAIRSPRAY!

A limited number of tickets are available for $45. Theatre seats are located in the mezzanine or balcony level. Tickets will be sent via email. When registering please use the email you would like your ticket to be transferred.

About Hairspray

You Can’t Stop the Beat! HAIRSPRAY, Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon is back on tour! Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960’s Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world?

Featuring the beloved score of hit songs including “Welcome to the 60’s,” “Good Morning Baltimore” and “You Can’t Stop the Beat,” HAIRSPRAY is “fresh, winning, and deliriously tuneful!” (The New York Times).

This all-new touring production will reunite Broadway’s award-winning creative team led by Director Jack O’Brien and Choreographer Jerry Mitchell to bring HAIRSPRAY to a new generation of theater audiences. Don’t miss this “exhilaratingly funny and warm-hearted musical comedy” (The New Yorker).

See a preview of show here.

About Andrew Levitt ’01

Andrew stars as Edna Turnblad in HAIRSPRAY. He is also known by his stage name, “Nina West.” He has received international acclaim as a drag queen, activist, actor, and singer-songwriter. Perhaps most notably, Nina was featured on the 11th season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, where he finished in 6th place and was crowned Miss Congeniality.

On stage, he starred in the regional premieres of Buyer and Cellar (Alex More) and Peter and the Starcatcher (Betty Bumbrake) with CATCO Theatre Columbus. In 2019, Andrew appeared in The Little Mermaid (Ursula) with the Butterfly Guild of Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Other TV credits: RuPaul’s Celebrity Drag Race, “Dragging the Classics: The Brady Bunch”(Alice, Paramount+), “‘This Is Me’ Pride Celebration Spectacular” (Disney+),“ The Blue’s Clues Pride Parade Singalong” and “The Meaning of Pride” (Nickelodeon). He provided the voice for the animated short Coaster.

Andrew has released music EP’s “Drag Is Magic,” “The West Christmas Ever,” and “John Goodman” as Nina West; all have charted on Billboard’s Top 10 for Children’s Music and Comedy. Throughout his drag career, he has raised over $4 million dollars and started his own foundation, The Nina West Foundation, primarily serving LGBTQIA+ organizations and causes.

Andrew was a 2021 recipient of the Denison alumni citation award for his professional accomplishments, service to his community, and engagement with Denison.

COVID-19 Protocols

Guests must show proof of vaccination and wear a mask in the theatre at all times. No food or drink can be consumed. For updated policies, please visit the Broadway in Chicago website.