HAIR Cast Day 3 - Burns, Kiyan, Lewis, Reinking & Sengbloh

By: Jan. 28, 2009
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Over consecutive days this week, the 26-member Broadway cast of HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, will be announced by Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director of The Public Theater.

The latest HAIR cast members to be confirmed are Jackie Burns (Black Boys Trio, Tribe), Kaitlin Kiyan (Black Boys Trio, Tribe), Nicole Lewis (White Boys Trio, Tribe), Megan Reinking (Black Boys Trio, Tribe) and Saycon Sengbloh (Abraham Lincoln, White Boys Trio, Tribe), all of whom are reprising their roles from Central Park last summer.

In a statement, choreographer Karole Armitage said, "Individuality and spontaneity make HAIR a personal statement about how to live life to the fullest while assuming responsibility for social and political consequences. Each actor brings his or her own spices to the choreographic stew: Jackie brings braveness and sensuality; Kaitlin freedom and delicacy; Nicole honesty and intelligence, Megan fierce integrity, Saycon eroticism and humor."

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), and Tommar Wilson (Tribe). Additional casting news will be announced tomorrow (Thursday).

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.

Jackie Burns (Black Boys Trio, Tribe)
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Hometown: Ivoryton, CT
This is Jackie's Broadway debut! NY credits: Rock of Ages, Hair (Public), Unlock'd (NYMF) Regional: A Grand Night for Singing (CT Critics Award), Full Monty (Estelle), Singing in the Rain (Kathy Seldon), Joseph (Narrator), Sweeney Todd (Johanna), Mystery of Edwin Drood (Helena Landless), Candide (Paquette), various Smokey Joe's (Shimmy girl and Pattie). She has also worked for Disney and Norwegian cruise lines.

Kaitlin Kiyan (Black Boys Trio, Tribe)
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Hometown: Waipahu, Hawaii
Kaitlin is proud to be making her Broadway debut in Hair! Kaitlin made her professional debut in Hair in the summer of 2007- Delacorte Theater/Central Park. She moved to New York from Hawai'i to attend LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts (Graduate 2008). The best times of her life have been spent with this cast and crew and she is overjoyed to be a part of this loving tribe! LOVE!

Nicole Lewis (White Boys Trio, Tribe)
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Hometown: Queens, NY
Broadway: Lennon, Rent (Joanne). Off-Broadway/Regional: Happiness (Lincoln Center Theater workshop); Hair (Delacorte Theater); Boy Gets Girl (MTC); The Me Nobody Knows (NYC workshop); Constant Star (Hartford Stage); The Tempest (Williamstown, Act I Co.); The Threepenny Opera (with Bebe Neuwirth) & Tartuffe (A.C.T., San Francisco), The Wiz, Once on This Island, Children of Eden. TV/Film: "Law & Order: SVU", "Naked Brothers Band", and the title role in London Betty. B.A., Yale University; M.F.A., A.C.T. San Francisco.

Megan Reinking (Black Boys Trio, Tribe)

Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Hometown: Cedar Rapids, IA
Megan Reinking is a Taurus, born with the moon in the second house. Broadway: Lestat, Dracula, Bye Bye Birdie (Encores!). New York: Hair (Shakespeare in the Park), The Children (NYMF), Green Eyes (Joe's Pub), My Swan (The Culture Project). Regional: Lestat (Curran Theatre), Footloose (Ariel Moore, Marriot Lincolnshire, Music Circus), The Three Musketeers (Constance, Chicago Shakespeare Theater). B.F.A. Musical Theatre, University of Michigan. AEA.

Saycon Sengbloh (Abraham Lincoln, White Boys Trio, Tribe)
Zodiac Sign: Libra/Scorpio Cusp
Hometown: College Park, GA
Broadway: Wicked, The Color Purple, Aida. National Tours: Aida, Rent. Regional: Hair (Public Theatre), Dinah Was (ALLIANCE THEATRE), Soweto! Soweto! (YEA), I Know I've Been Changed (Tyler Perry). Film: American Gangster, Across the Universe. TV: Ditchdigger's Daughters, Funny Valentines, "Conviction", Prince of Motor City (pilot). Also commercials and voiceover. Featured vocalist on various recordings. Saycon's album, Southern Pin-Up is available for download on CDbaby.com. Visit www.myspace.com/saycon.

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