PlayhouseSquare Presents HAIR
The 2009 Tony Award Winning Musical Revival HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, is coming to PlayhouseSquare for a limited engagement January 17-29 as a part of the KeyBank Broadway Series.
With a score including such enduring musical numbers as “Let the Sun Shine In,” Aquarius,” “Hair” and “Good Morning Starshine,” HAIR depicts the birth of a cultural movement in the 60’s and 70’s that changed America forever. The musical follows a group of hopeful, free-spirited young people who advocate a lifestyle of pacifism and free-love in a society riddled with intolerance and brutality during the Vietnam War. As they explore sexual identity, challenge racism, experiment with drugs and burn draft cards, the show resonates with an irresistible message of hope more than 40 years after it first opened on Broadway.
HAIR won the 2009 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival as well as the Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle award for Outstanding Revival of a Musical. HAIR was also nominated for an additional seven Tony Awards including Best Direction, Best Choreography, Best Costume Design, Best Lighting Design and Best Sound Design. The cast recording was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album.
The New York Times says "Diane Paulus's THRILLING, EMOTIONALLY RICH production delivers INTENSE, UNADULTERATED JOY", Time Out New York says "HAIR SPEAKS TO A WHOLE NEW GENERATION!” and The Washington Post calls it “IRRESISTIBLE…THE BEST VERSION YET!”.
The HAIR National Tour is produced by The Public Theater (Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director; Joey Parnes, Interim Executive Director), Nederlander Productions, Inc., Carl Moellenberg/Wenlarbar Productions, Rebecca Gold/Myla Lerner, Rick Costello, Joy Newman & David Schumeister, Paul G. Rice/Paul Bartz, Debbie Bisno, Christopher Hart Productions, John Pinckard, Terry Schnuck, Joey Parnes and by special arrangement with Elizabeth Ireland McCann.
For more information on HAIR www.HairOnTour.com.
HAIR will play January 17-29 at the Palace Theatre, PlayhouseSquare. Performance times are Tuesday through Fridays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays at 1:30 pm and 7:30 pm and Sundays at 1:00 pm and 6:30 pm. Tickets to HAIR are on sale now at The PlayhouseSquare Ticket Office, via phone at 216-241-6000 or online at www.playhousesquare.org. Ticket prices range from $10.00 to $75.00. Groups of 15 or more call group sales at 216-664-6050.
HAIR is a part of the KeyBank Broadway Series. For more information on KeyBank visit www.key.com
This performance engagement is a part of the Smart Seats program at PlayhouseSquare that offers smart entertainment at a smart price. For more information on Smart Seats, visit playhousesquare.org/smartseats.
PlayhouseSquare encourages all guests to “Plan Your Visit” ahead of time by visiting playhousesquare.org and clicking the “Plan Your Visit” tab where directions, parking information, dining options, lodging, ticketing policies and other helpful information designed to enhance guest experiences at PlayhouseSquare exist. Whether their visit is the first or one hundred and first, PlayhouseSquare is committed to making guest experiences both as memorable and hassle free as possible.
To enrich the experience of the theatergoers, The PlayhouseSquare Community Engagement & Education Department creates an in-depth online newsletter, the Buzz Extra, and presents free Broadway Buzz events to complement KeyBank Broadway Series shows. Broadway Buzz Pre-Show Talks, providing behind-the-scenes insight, are held in the Idea Center at PlayhouseSquare one hour prior to each performance of HAIR. On opening night (TUESDAY, JANUARY 17), the Pre-Show Talk airs live on WCLV 104.9 FM at 6:30 p.m. and streams live on wclv.com. On Thursday evenings, guests are invited to stay in the theater for a post-show chat with members of the cast. Broadway Buzz events are made possible by the generous donors and sponsors that support PlayhouseSquare’s not-for-profit mission.
The Buzz Extra newsletter and more information about Broadway Buzz events and activities can be found online at www.playhousesquare.org/broadwaybuzz.
PlayhouseSquare is a not-for-profit performing arts center whose mission is presenting and producing a wide variety of quality performing arts, advancing arts education and creating a destination that is a superior location for entertainment, business and housing, thereby strengthening the economic vitality of the region.
PlayhouseSquare receives public support with local tax dollars from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, to preserve and enrich our region’s artistic and cultural heritage.