HAIR Launches National Tour; Next Stop Washington DC
The Tony Award-winning revival of HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical will kick off its National Tour in our nation's capital this Fall, following a special sneak-peek engagement in New Haven, CT.
Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director of The Public Theater, commented, "HAIR is coming to the country! The Public Theater was founded on touring, and we're delighted to continue that tradition by bringing HAIR's message of peace and freedom across the United States."
The current tour schedule is as follows:
New Haven, CT (Shubert): October 21-24, 2010
Washington, DC (Kennedy Center Opera House): October 26-November 21, 2010
Seattle, Washington (Paramount): November 28-December 5, 2010
Tempe, Arizona (Gammage): December 7-December 12, 2010
Portland, OR (Keller): December 28-January 2, 2011
Los Angeles, CA (Pantages): January 5-23, 2011
Costa Mesa, CA (OCPAC): January 25-Feburary 6, 2011
Pittsburgh, PA (Heinz Hall): February 15-20, 2011
Milwaukee, WI (Marcus Center/Uihlein Hall): February 22-27, 2011
Minneapolis, MN (Orpheum): March 1-March 6, 2011
Chicago, IL (TBA): March 8-20, 2011
Boston, MA (Colonial): March 22-April 10, 2011
Hershey, PA (Hershey Theater): April 12-17, 2011
Hartford, CT (Bushnell PAC): April 26-May 1, 2011
Schenectady, NY (Proctors): May 3-8, 2011
Durham, NC (Durham PAC): May 10-15, 2011
Atlanta, GA (Fox): May 17-22, 2011
Tampa, FL (TBPAC): May 24-29, 2011
Miami, FL (Arscht): May 31-June 5, 2011
Ft. Lauderdale, FL (Broward Center): June 7-19, 2011
Orlando, FL (Bob Carr PAC): June 21-26, 2011
In addition to the Tony Award, the Broadway production of HAIR was named Best Musical Revival by the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Drama League.
The full creative team behind the Broadway production is on board for the National Tour, including Diane Paulus (Director), Karole Armitage (Choreography), Scott Pask (Scenic Design), Michael McDonald (Costume Design), Kevin Adams (Lighting Design) and ACME Sound Partners (Sound Design). HAIR features a book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado and music by Galt MacDermot.
HAIR continues on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre and in London at the Gielgud Theatre, and is presented in New York by The Public Theater (Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director; Andrew D. Hamingson, Executive Director) Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Gary Goddard Entertainment, Kathleen K. Johnson, Nederlander Presentations, Inc., Fran Kirmser Productions/Jed Bernstein, Marc Frankel, Broadway Across America, Barbara Manocherian/WenCarLar Productions, JK Productions/Terry Schnuck, Andy Sandberg, JAM Theatricals, The Weinstein Company / Norton Herrick, Jujamcyn Theaters, Joey Parnes and by special arrangement with Elizabeth Ireland McCann.