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Caissie Levy, Sasha Allen Join & Lawrence, Ryness and Swenson Confirm to Complete HAIR Cast

Over consecutive days this week, the 26-member Broadway cast of HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, has been announced by Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director of The Public Theater.

The cast will begin rehearsals this morning at the Union Square Theater.

The final HAIR cast members to be confirmed are Sasha Allen (Dionne, White Boys Trio), Caissie Levy (Sheila), Megan Lawrence (Mother), Bryce Ryness (Woof) and Will Swenson (Berger).

In a statement, Mr. Eustis said "Will, Bryce and Megan have been at the center of the HAIR tribe for two years; Sasha and Caissie are stunning new additions to this cast. We are now complete, and ready for the sun to shine on Broadway!"

As previously announced, the cast also includes Gavin Creel (Claude), Lauren Elder (Tribe), Allison Guinn (Tribe), Anthony Hollock (Tribe), John Moauro (Tribe), Ato Blankson-Wood (Tribe), Brandon Pearson (Tribe), Paris Remillard (Tribe), Maya Sharpe (Tribe), Theo Stockman (Hubert, Tribe), Tommar Wilson (Tribe), Jackie Burns (Black Boys Trio, Tribe), Kaitlin Kiyan (Black Boys Trio, Tribe), Nicole Lewis (White Boys Trio, Tribe), Megan Reinking (Black Boys Trio, Tribe), Saycon Sengbloh (Abraham Lincoln, White Boys Trio, Tribe), Steel Burkhardt (Electric Blues Quartet, Tribe), Allison Case (Crissy), Andrew Kober (Margaret Mead, Dad, Tribe), Darius Nichols (Hud) and Kacie Sheik (Jeanie, Tribe).

HAIR will begin preview performances on Friday, March 6, with Opening Night set for Tuesday, March 31, at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street, New York City). Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel, the producing team that helped bring the Tony Award-winning musical Spring Awakening to Broadway, have joined forces with The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson) - as co-lead producers - to present the upcoming Broadway production.

The production will reunite most of the creative team of last summer's staging at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park: director Diane Paulus, set designer Scott Pask, costume designer Michael McDonald, sound designer Acme Sound Partners and choreographer Karole Armitage. Kevin Adams has been signed to design the lighting for the Broadway production.

Recently cited on more than 25 10-BEST-OF-THE-YEAR THEATER lists, including The New York Times, New York Magazine, Newsday, Time Out New York, and TIME Magazine, HAIR features a book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado, and music by Galt MacDermot.

Tickets for HAIR (starting at $37.00) are available via Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200.

Caissie Levy, Sasha Allen Join & Lawrence, Ryness and Swenson Confirm to Complete HAIR CastSasha Allen (Dionne, White Boys Trio)
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Hometown: New York, NY

Sasha Allen is one of the most sought after vocalists in the music industry today. With her roots beginning in theater, she sings for world tours, platinum albums, and Grammy Award winning artists like Leona Lewis, Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, Usher, John Legend, and Babyface. She is featured on Christina Aguilera's "Back To Basics" DVD, John Legend's "Once Again," Babyface's "Playlist," starred in the cult film, CAMP and is releasing her solo album.

Caissie Levy, Sasha Allen Join & Lawrence, Ryness and Swenson Confirm to Complete HAIR CastCaissie Levy (Sheila)
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Hometown: Hamilton, Ontario

Caissie most recently starred as Elphaba in the Los Angeles production of Wicked, a role she also performed on Broadway. Other highlights include Penny Pingleton in the Broadway and 1st national touring companies of Hairspray, Maureen in the national tour of Rent, and Willis in the New York premier of The Yellow Wood. She recently performed a solo concert for the US Military Academy at West Point. MDJRD www.caissielevy.com

Caissie Levy, Sasha Allen Join & Lawrence, Ryness and Swenson Confirm to Complete HAIR CastMegan Lawrence (Mother)

The Public: Two Gentlemen of Verona (Lucetta), Hair 40th Anniversary concert (Mother). Encores! Summer Stars: Damn Yankees. Broadway: The Pajama Game (Gladys, Tony nomination Best Featured Actress in a Musical, Drama League nomination); Urinetown original company (Little Becky/Little Sally); Les Misérables (Eponine). Regional: Flora the Red Menace (Charlotte), L.A. Reprise; Cabaret (Sally) and Company (Marta), Signature Theatre. Two-time Helen Hayes Award nominee. Helen Hayes Award winner for Into the Woods (Little Red). National tour: Grease! (Frenchy). TV: "One Life to Live" (Joyce).

Caissie Levy, Sasha Allen Join & Lawrence, Ryness and Swenson Confirm to Complete HAIR CastBryce Ryness (Woof)

Zodiac Sign: Libra

Hometown: Danville, CA

Broadway: Legally Blonde (Aaron, u/s Emmett). Off-Broadway: Hair (Public), Crossing Brooklyn (Transport Group). Regional: L.A. premiere of Floyd Collins (Ovation nom.). Tour: Rent (Roger). Bryce fronts the rock band RYNESS: www.myspace.com/RYNESSband.


Caissie Levy, Sasha Allen Join & Lawrence, Ryness and Swenson Confirm to Complete HAIR CastWill Swenson (Berger)

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT

Will has been in a bunch of shows, and feels that it is important to be good to people. He is thrilled to have the same green eyes as his Mom Sally, who called everything glorious! Will thinks anyone should be able to get married if they want to. He believes in the results of transcendental meditation, and prefers breathing to suffocating. Virtue is bold and goodness never fearful. Scorpio, of course.

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