As previously reported, Hair will launch its national tour at the Kennedy Center Opera House, on October 26. While casting has not been announced, it has been confirmed that members of the current Broadway company, as well as that of the London production featuring most members of the original Broadway cast -- which as previously reported will close on September 4 -- will take part in the tour.
Winner of the 2009 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, the production is directed by Diane Paulus and choreographed by Karole Armitage. Hair features a book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado and music by Galt MacDermot.
The current Broadway cast is led by Diana DeGarmo (Sheila), Kyle Riabko (Claude), and Ace Young (Berger), and also includes Annaleigh Ashford (Jeanie), Jeannette Bayardelle (Dionne), Vanessa Ray (Crissy), Wallace Smith (Hud), Jason Wooten (Woof), Justin Badger (Tribe), Nicholas Belton (Swing), Larkin Bogan (Tribe), Natalie Bradshaw (Tribe), Catherine Brookman (Tribe), Briana Carlson-Goodman (Swing), Antwayn Hopper (Tribe), Jay Armstrong Johnson (Swing), Rachel Bay Jones (Mom), Mykal Kilgore (Tribe), Josh Lamon (Margaret Mead/Dad), Nicole Lewis (Tribe), Anastacia McClesky (Tribe), Paris Remillard (Tribe), Arbender Robinson (Swing), Kate Rockwell (Tribe), Cailan Rose (Tribe), Rashidra Scott (Tribe), Jen Sese (Tribe), Lawrence Stallings (Tribe), Terrance Thomas (Tribe), Emma Zaks (Swing), and Lee Zarrett (Tribe).
The creative team includes Scott Pask (scenic design), Michael McDonald (costume design), Kevin Adams (lighting design), and Acme Sound Partners (sound design).
The production debuted in Central Park as a staged 40th Anniversary concert and was part of The Public Theater's 2008 Shakespeare in the Park season of free performances. To come full circle, the producers of Hair will be offering 500 FREE tickets to this Friday evening's 500th performance. The first five-hundred fans in line at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street, NYC) when the box office opens at 10am on Friday, June 11, will each receive a free ticket to that evening's performance.
For TheaterMania's review of the current cast, click here.
For TheaterMania's review of the original Broadway revival cast, click here.
For more information, visit www.hairbroadway.com.