Hair

Hair

Hair


HAIR

Number of Previews: 11
Number of Performances: 67
First Preview : July 5, 2011
Opening Night : July 13, 2011
Closing Night : September 10, 2011

Opening Night Cast
Sasha Allen (Dionne, White Boys Trio)
Ato Blankson-Wood (Member of the Tribe)
Steel Burkhardt (Member of the Tribe)
Jackie Burns (Member of the Tribe)
Allison Case (Crissy)
Gavin Creel (Claude)
Lauren Elder (Member of the Tribe)
Allison Guinn (Member of the Tribe)
Anthony Hollock (Member of the Tribe)
Kaitlin Kiyan (Member of the Tribe)
Andrew Kober (Dad, Margaret Mead)
Megan Lawrence (Mother, Buddahdalirama)
Cassie Levy (Sheila)
Nicole Lewis (Member of the Tribe)
John Moauro (Member of the Tribe)
Darius Nichols (Hud)
Brandon Pearson (Member of the Tribe)
Megan Reinking (Member of the Tribe)
Paris Remillard (Member of the Tribe)
Bryce Ryness (Woof)
Saycon Sengbloh (Member of the Tribe, Abraham Lincoln)
Maya Sharpe (Member of the Tribe)
Kacie Sheik (Jeanie)
Theo Stockman (Member of the Tribe, Hubert)
Will Swenson (Berger)
Tommar Wilson (Member of the Tribe)



OVERVIEW

HAIR tells the story of a group of friends choosing to speak up and sing out in celebration of love, life and freedom. The first great rock musical, it has some of the most rousing and soulful songs ever written for the stage, including “Let the Sun Shine In,” “Easy to be Hard,” “Good Morning Starshine,” “Aquarius” and the infectious title song, “Hair.”

On October 17, 1967, Joseph Papp and the New York Shakespeare Festival burst open the doors of the Public Theater at 425 Lafayette with the world premiere of Hair. This “American Tribal Love-Rock Musical” was a harbinger of what would become the driving principle of the Public’s mission: to bring the issues of the day directly to its stages. Originally directed by Gerald Freedman and choreographed by Anna Sokolow, Hair was deemed outrageously radical for its direct representation of the day’s counterculture, including the language, dress and lifestyle of hippies; its exuberant rock score; and its anti-war message.

Hair quickly wove itself into the cultural fabric of our country with its message of peace and love. The show has been performed around the world and was turned into a motion picture, directed by Milos Forman, in 1979. Songs from Hair have been recorded y countless artists, including Shirley Bassey, Nina Simone, Diana Ross, Liza Minnelli, Oliver, Three Dog Night, The Cowsills, and of course, The Fifth Dimensions.

Forty-one years after its original opening, Hair was once again presented by the Public Theater, this time as part of its free Shakespeare in the Park season after a successful three-day concert presentation the year prior. Directed by Diane Paulus and choreographed by Karole Armitage, Hair once again became a must-see event, inspiring an inevitable return to Broadway. With the passing away of Gerome Ragni in 1991 and Tom O’Horgan early 2009, we have lost some of the Hair progenitors, but they and the many collaborators and former tribe members of Hair have left an extraordinary legacy. The Age of Aquarius dawns again.

AWARDS & REVIEWS

“THE ULTIMATE AMERICAN ROCK MUSICAL!” – Ben Brantley, The New York TImes

“AN EXHILARITING RIDE!” – USA TODAY

HAIR SPEAKS TO A WHOLE NEW GENERATION!” – TimeOut NY

Awards & Nominations:
2009 Tony Award® Best Revival of a Musical (
winner)
2009 Tony Award® Best Actor in a Musical – Gavin Creel (
nominee)
2009 Tony Award® Best Featured Actor in a Musical – Will Swenson (
nominee)
2009 Tony Award® Best Choreography – Karole Armitage (
nominee)
2009 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Musical – Diana Paulus (
nominee)
2009 Tony Award® Best Costume Design of a Musical – Michael McDonald (
nominee)
2009 Tony Award® Best Lighting Design of a Musical – Kevin Adams (
nominee)
2009 Tony Award® Best Sound Design of a Musical – Acme Sound Partners (
nominee)
2009 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Revival of a Musical (
winner)
2009 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Actor in a Musical – Will Swenson (
nominee)
2009 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical – Bryce Ryness (
nominee)
2009 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Choreography – Karole Armitage (
nominee)
2009 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Costume Design – Michael McDonald(
nominee)
2009 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Lighting Design in a Musical – Kevin Adams (
nominee)
2009 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Set Design of a Musical – Scott Pask (
nominee)
2009 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Director of a Musical – Diana Paulus (
nominee)

CREDITS

Opening Night Production Credits

Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director; Jordan Roth: Vice President)

Produced by The Joseph Papp Public Theater / New York Shakespeare Festival (Oskar Eustis: Artistic Director; Andrew D. Hamingson: Executive Director), Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Gary Goddard Entertainment, Kathleen K. Johnson, Nederlander Productions, Fran Kirmser Productions/Jed Bernstein, Marc Frankel, Broadway Across America (John Gore, CEO; Thomas B. McGrath, Chairman; Beth Williams, COO & Head of Production), Barbara Manocherian/Wencarlar Productions, JK Productions/Terry Schnuck, Andy Sandberg, Jam Theatricals, The Weinstein Company/Norton Herrick and Jujamcyn Theaters (Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director; Jordan Roth: Vice President); Produced by arrangement with Elizabeth Ireland McCann; Associate Producer: Jenny Gersten, Arielle Tepper Madover, Debbie Bisno/Rebecca Gold, Christopher Hart, Apples and Oranges Productions, Tony & Ruthe Ponturo and Joseph Traina

Book by Gerome Ragni and James Rado; Music by Galt MacDermot; Lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado; Music orchestrated by Galt MacDermot; Musical Director: Nadia Digiallonardo

Directed by Diane Paulus; Choreographed by Karole Armitage; Assistant Director: Allegra Libonati and Shira Milikowsky; Assistant Choreographer: Christine O’Grady

Scenic Design by Scott Pask; Costume Design by Michael McDonald; Lighting Design by Kevin Adams; Sound Design by Acme Sound Partners; Wig Design by Gerard Kelly; Associate Scenic Design: Orit Jacoby Carroll; Associate Costume Design: Lisa Zinni; Associate Lighting Design: Aaron Sporer

Executive Producer: Joey Parnes; Company Manager: Kim Sellon; Associate Co. Mgr: Leslie A. Glassburn

Production Stage Manager: Nancy Harrington; Stage Manager: Julie Baldauff; Assistant Stage Mgr: Elizabeth Miller

Musical Coordinator: Seymour “Red” Press; Conductor/Keyboard: Nadia Digiallonardo; Assistant Conductor/Keyboard: Lon Hoyt; Guitar: Steve Bargonetti and Andrew Schwartz; Bass: Wilbur Bascomb, Jr.; Woodwinds: Allen Won; Trumpet: Elaine Burt, Rondald Buttacavoli and Christian Jaudes; Trombone: Vincent MacDermot; Percussion: Joe Cardello; Drums: Bernard Purdie

Advertising: SPOTCo, Inc.; Press Representative: O&M Co.; Casting: Jordan Thaler and Heidi Griffiths; Marketing: Allied Live; Sponsorship: Rose Polidoro; Photographer: Robert J. Saferstein

Opening Night Cast

Sasha Allen (Dionne, White Boys Trio)
Ato Blankson-Wood (Member of the Tribe)
Steel Burkhardt (Member of the Tribe)
Jackie Burns (Member of the Tribe)
Allison Case (Crissy)
Gavin Creel (Claude)
Lauren Elder (Member of the Tribe)
Allison Guinn (Member of the Tribe)
Anthony Hollock (Member of the Tribe)
Kaitlin Kiyan (Member of the Tribe)
Andrew Kober (Dad, Margaret Mead)
Megan Lawrence (Mother, Buddahdalirama)
Cassie Levy (Sheila)
Nicole Lewis (Member of the Tribe)
John Moauro (Member of the Tribe)
Darius Nichols (Hud)
Brandon Pearson (Member of the Tribe)
Megan Reinking (Member of the Tribe)
Paris Remillard (Member of the Tribe)
Bryce Ryness (Woof)
Saycon Sengbloh (Member of the Tribe, Abraham Lincoln)
Maya Sharpe (Member of the Tribe)
Kacie Sheik (Jeanie)
Theo Stockman (Member of the Tribe, Hubert)
Will Swenson (Berger)
Tommar Wilson (Member of the Tribe)

Swings: Briana Carlson-Goodman, Chasten Harmon, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Josh Lamon, Ryan Link, Michael James Scott.

Understudies: Steel Burkhardt (Berger), Jackie Burns (Jeanie, Sheila), Lauren Elder (Mother), Allison Guinn (Buddahdalirama), Chasten Harmon (Dionne), Jay Armstrong Johnson (Claude), Kaitlin Kiyan (Crissy), Josh Lamon (Dad, Margaret Mead), Ryan Link (Berger, Woof), Megan Reinking (Jeanie), Paris Remillard (Claude, Woof), Michael James Scott (Hud, Margaret Mead), Saycon Sengbloh (Dionne), Theo Stockman (Dad), Tommar Wilson (Hud).


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