The National Tour of HAIR Will Perform at the Marcus Center in Milwaukee 2/22-2/27
The producers of the Public Theater's Tony Award-winning production of HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical are pleased to announce casting for the National Tour, which is coming to the Marcus Center on February 22 and runs through February 27, 2011. This Milwaukee engagement is presented by Broadway Across America-Milwaukee and the Marcus Center as part of the Time Warner Cable Broadway at the Marcus Center Series. Tickets go on sale at NOON on Sunday, December 5, 2010.
Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director of the Public Theater, commented, "The National Tribe of Hair are the most beautiful beasts in the forest, an amazingly talented group who will be bringing HAIR'S message of peace and justice across the United States. Let the sun shine in!"
The cast will feature members from the recent Broadway production of HAIR including Steel Burkhardt as Berger, Matt DeAngelisas Woof, Kaitlin Kiyanas Crissy,Darius Nichols as Hud, Paris Remillard as Claude, Kacie Sheik as Jeanie, Nicholas Belton, Larkin Bogan, Allison Guinn, Josh Lamon, John Moauro, Cailan Rose, Jen Sese, Lawrence Stallings and Lee Zarrett. Additional HAIR alumni include Phyre Hawkins as Dionne and Caren Lyn Tackett as Sheila.
The cast will also feature newcomers Shaleah Adkisson, Emily Afton, Corey Bradley, Marshal Kennedy Carolan, Laura Dreyfuss, Mike Evariste, Lulu Fall, Tripp Fountain, Nkrumah Gatling, Christine Nolan, Emmy Raver-Lampman and Tanesha Ross.
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. Thecast recording was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album.
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 show resonates with an irresistible message of hope more than 40 years after it first opened on Broadway.
The New York Times says "Diane Paulus's THRILLING, EMOTIONALLY RICH production delivers INTENSE, UNADULTERATED JOY" and Time Out New York says "HAIR SPEAKS TO A WHOLE NEW GENERATION!."
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 Design (Sound Design). HAIR features a book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado and music by Galt MacDermot.
Additional show information can be found at www.HairOnTour.com.
HAIR will play February 22nd through 27th at the Marcus Center. Performances are Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m., and Sunday at 1:00 and 6:30 p.m. Prices start at $25 and vary depending on performance, seat location, and date of purchase. Tickets go on sale Sunday, December 5 at Noon at the Marcus Center Box Office, 929 N Water Street, Downtown Milwaukee. Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at (414) 273-7206, online at MarcusCenter.org, online at Ticketmaster.com or call (800) 982-2787. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 414-273-7121 ext. 210. This Milwaukee engagement of HAIR is presented by Broadway Across America- Milwaukee and the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts as part of the Time Warner Cable Broadway at the Marcus Center Series.
ABOUT THE MARCUS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts is owned and partially funded by Milwaukee County. The Marcus Center has been the premier entertainment destination for Milwaukee and Wisconsin since 1969. It provides the setting for outstanding cultural experiences, where the arts come to life for current and future generations. Located in the heart of the Downtown Theater District, the Marcus Center is a community facility that offers live performance of opera, ballet, children's theater, symphony and first-class national touring productions. For more information on Broadway shows presented as part of Time Warner Cable Broadway at the Marcus Center, visit the Marcus Center website at www.MarcusCenter.org or go to www.BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com.
ABOUT BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA
Broadway Across America: Owned and operated by British theatre producer John Gore (CEO) and entertainment industry veteran Thomas B. McGrath (Chairman), Broadway Across America presents first-class touring Broadway musicals and plays, family productions and other live events throughout a network of 43 North American cities. Broadway Across America is also dedicated to the development and production of new and diverse live theatre for productions on Broadway, across America and throughout the world. Broadway Across America most recently produced Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS on Broadway, while current and upcoming productions include WEST SIDE STORY, BLITHE SPIRIT, MINSKY'S, and the DeafWest production of PIPPIN. Broadway tours include DORA THE EXPLORER, FROST/NIXON, SPAMALOT, CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG and FIDDLER ON THE ROOF.
STEEL BURKHARDT (Berger) Once upon a time Steel graduated from a school called Baldwin Wallace. He was shy in a small concert, then got naked in Central Park, was nude on a Broadway stage, then bared it again on the West End. Now he is ready for America... then perhaps the World?