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HAIR's Will Swenson Featured in NEXT Magazine

HAIR's Will Swenson Featured in NEXT MagazineHAIR star, Will Swenson, who is playing Berger in the current revival of HAIR is featured in the current issue of NEXT magazine.

NEXT highlighted the fact that Swenson has "a very interesting skill listed on his resume. "Works well with gays," it describes the glossy magazine in the HAIR feature.

"I just thought it was funny, as do all of my gay friends, though it raised a ruckus with a few people with no sense of humor," joked the married (to a woman) actor to NEXT, adding that gay people aren't any harder to work with than others, and that his best friend is gay. It's a skill that comes in handy since he's sharing the stage each night with the glorious Gavin Creel, who plays hippie-turned-soldier Claude", explains NEXT.

To read the full article click here. 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.

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