Von Tussle Hustle: July Sees Hairspray Cast Changes

News   Von Tussle Hustle: July Sees Hairspray Cast Changes
Tracy Jai Edwards is in rehearsals to replace Laura Bell Bundy as spoiled Amber Von Tussle in Broadway's Hairspray, a spokesman confirmed.

Cast additions to the Tony Award-winning show July 15 include Barbara Walsh as Velma Von Tussle, Chester Gregory II as Seaweed and Edwards as Amber. On July 19, Aja Maria Johnson takes on the role of Little Inez, which Danelle Eugenia Wilson created.

Exiting July 13 are Linda Hart as Velma, Laura Bell Bundy and Tony nominee Corey Reynolds, who created the role of Seaweed.

Principal Tony Award-winners Marissa Jaret Winokur, Harvey Fierstein and Dick Latessa remain with the show. Fierstein and Winokur both have television projects in their future, but there is no official word yet of their exit from the hit at the Neil Simon Theatre.

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