'Light Will Lead The Way', HAIR Sets National Tour Launch for 2010/11

The producers of HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, have announced that they will launch a national tour of the Broadway hit during the 2010-2011 Season.

The musical, recently nominated for eight Drama Desk Awards, four Outer Critics Circle Awards and three Drama League Awards, is currently playing to sold-out houses at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, and has twice broken the house record.

HAIR producers, including the Public Theater, Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel, made the announcement just days before the Tony Award nominations on Tuesday morning. The new Broadway production of HAIR, which opened March 31st to critical (and audience) acclaim, continues to set new box office records at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street).

Oskar Eustis, artistic director of The Public Theater remarked in his announcement that, "The Audience response to Hair in New York has been tremendous; we've been thrilled with how the show reaches across barriers and speaks to all audiences. In the great tradition of the Public Theater, we're taking it On The Road and bringing Hair to the people."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.

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