The party fell on new Penny Pingleton Alexa Vega's first performance in the Tony-winning musical; however, three other actors recently joined the ranks of the show. Ashley Parker Angel began performances as Link Larkin Jan. 19, and Paul C. Vogt and Jere Burns joined the Broadway company Jan. 30 as Edna and Wilbur Turnblad, respectively.
The cast gathered at the Palm West restaurant to celebrate the new additions to Hairspray, where they also got a sneak peak of an episode of ABC's "Ugly Betty" featuring the song "Good Morning Baltimore."
At left (from top): Alexa Vega and Diana DeGarmo, who was on hand to congratulate her successor; current Tracy, Shannon Durig; Ashley Parker Angel and fiancée Tiffany Rowe; Hayley Podschun, Keith Cotton and Brooke Engen; Jere Burns and Paul C. Vogt.
Below (from top): The cast takes their bows; Alexa Vega gets a congratulatory high-five from Darlene Love as Shannon Durig and Ashley Parker Angel boogie.
photos by Aubrey Reuben and Greg Kalafatas