Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!

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HAIR began preview performances on Friday, March 6th, and celebrated its official opening last night, Tuesday, March 31, 2009. After a smash-hit run at Central Park‘s Delacorte Theater last summer, HAIR returns to Broadway for the first time in over 30 years.

The story of a group of young Americans searching for love and peace during the Vietnam era, HAIR is a timeless portrait of a movement that changed the world. Its groundbreaking rock score paved the way for some of the greatest musicals of our time. Now, the "Age of Aquarius" dawns again in this jubilant new production directed by Diane Paulus, with choreography by Karole Armitage. HAIR features a book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado, and music by Galt MacDermot.

The complete cast of HAIR includes Sasha Allen (Dionne, White Boys Trio), Ato Blankson-Wood (Tribe), Steel Burkhardt (Electric Blues Quartet, Tribe), Jackie Burns (Black Boys Trio, Tribe), Briana Carlson-Goodman (Swing), Allison Case (Crissy), Gavin Creel (Claude), Lauren Elder (Tribe), Allison Guinn (Tribe), Chasten Harmon (Swing), Anthony Hollock (Tribe), Jay Armstrong Johnson (u/s Claude), Kaitlin Kiyan (Black Boys Trio, Tribe), Andrew Kober (Margaret Mead, Dad, Tribe), Josh Lamon (Swing), Megan Lawrence (Mother), Caissie Levy (Sheila), Nicole Lewis (White Boys Trio, Tribe), Ryan Link (u/s Berger), John Moauro (Tribe), Darius Nichols (Hud), Brandon Pearson (Tribe), Paris Remillard (Tribe), Megan Reinking (Black Boys Trio, Tribe), Bryce Ryness (Woof), Michael James Scott (Swing), Saycon Sengbloh (Abraham Lincoln, White Boys Trio, Tribe), Maya Sharpe (Tribe), Kacie Sheik (Jeanie, Tribe), Theo Stockman (Hubert, Tribe), Will Swenson (Berger) and Tommar Wilson (Tribe).

The creative team also includes Scott Pask (scenic design), Michael McDonald (costume design), Kevin Adams (lighting design) and Acme Sound Partners (sound design).

HAIR is presented on Broadway 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.

Tickets for HAIR (starting at $37.00) are available via Telecharge.com, by calling (212) 239-6200 or at the box office of the Hirschfeld Theatre (302 W 45th Street). The performance schedule is as follows: Tuesday at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday - Friday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 2:00 & 8:00 p.m., Sunday at 2:00 & 7:30 p.m.

Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
HAIR is back on Broadway!

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
The tribe hits the streets

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
Heading to the curtain call

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
The crowds cheer on the cast!

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for HAIR

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for HAIR

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
The cast take a bow

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
Darius Nichols and Sasha Allen

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
Tommy Tune with the ensemble cast including Theo Stockman, Sasha Allen and James Rado

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
Tommy Tune with the ensemble cast including Theo Stockman, Sasha Allen and James Rado

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
Tommy Tune with the ensemble cast including Theo Stockman, Sasha Allen and James Rado

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
Gavin Creel

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
Gavin Creel

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
Gavin Creel

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
Gavin Creel

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
Megan Lawrence, Darius Nichols, Kacie Sheik, Sasha Allen, Gavin Creel, Will Swenson, Caissie Levy, Bryce Ryness with James Rado

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
The cast of HAIR!

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
Megan Lawrence, Darius Nichols, Kacie Sheik, Sasha Allen, Gavin Creel, Will Swenson, Caissie Levy, Bryce Ryness with James Rado

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
Allison Case, Andrew Kober, Steel Burkhardt and Megan Reinking

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
Gavin Creel and Caissie Levy

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
Gavin Creel and Caissie Levy

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
Gavin Creel and Caissie Levy

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
Sasha Allen, Gavin Creel and Will Swenson

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
Darius Nichols, Sasha Allen and the Tribe!

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
Nicole Lewis and Saycon Sengbloh

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
Nicole Lewis and Saycon Sengbloh

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
Tommar Wilson, Nicole Lewis and Megan Lawrence

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
Theo Stockman

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
Theo Stockman

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
Theo Stockman

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
Saycon Sengbloh and Megan Lawrence

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
Tommar Wilson

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
Nicole Lewis

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
Audra McDonald cheers the cast on!

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
Tommar Wilson, Megan Lawrence and the cast

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
James Rado, Diane Paulus, Galt MacDermot, Bryce Ryness, Caissie Levy and Allison Case

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
Darius Nichols, Kacie Sheik, Sasha Allen, Gavin Creel, Will Swenson, Caissie Levy & Bryce Ryness with James Rado, Diane Paulus and Galt MacDermot

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
James Rado and the cast take in the cheers

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
Megan Lawrence, Darius Nichols, Kacie Sheik, Sasha Allen, Gavin Creel, Will Swenson, Caissie Levy and Bryce Ryness

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
Kacie Sheik, Sasha Allen, Gavin Creel, Will Swenson, Caissie Levy and Bryce Ryness

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
Kacie Sheik, Sasha Allen, Gavin Creel, Will Swenson, Caissie Levy, Bryce Ryness and Allison Case

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
Sasha Allen, Will Swenson and Caissie Levy

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
Darius Nichols, Kacie Sheik, Sasha Allen, Will Swenson, Caissie Levy, Bryce Ryness and Allison Case

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
Will Swenson

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
Will Swenson

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
James Rado and Will Swenson

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
Will Swenson

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
Kathie Lee Gifford

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
Annie Golden

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
Annie Golden

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
Megan Reinking

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
Melba Moore, James Rado and Will Swenson

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
James Rado and Will Swenson

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
Will Swenson

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
Caroline Kennedy

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
Caroline Kennedy

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
Caroline Kennedy

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
Bryce Ryness

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
Bryce Ryness

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
Gavin Creel

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
Gavin Creel

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
Opening Night Performance of HAIR

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
HAIR at the Hirschfeld

Photo Coverage: 'The Sun Shines In' HAIR Returns to Broadway - Opening Curtain Call!
Let HAIR Shine In and ON!

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.


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