The National Tour of HAIR Will Perform at the Marcus Center in Milwaukee 2/27

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HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical is playing its last performance at the Marcus Center on February 27. 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. 

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.

Cast Biographies:
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?

Matt DeAngelis(Woof) Originally from Boston. Proud member of Actor's Equity and Red Sox Nation. Broadway: HAIR (Tribe). West End: HAIR (Woof). Other NY credits: Songs for a New World, Prospect Theatre's The Flood (NYIT Nom. Outstanding Actor in a Leading Role) and The Rockae. Regional: Altar Boyz, JCS, Aida, Wild Party, West Side Story. www.MattDeAngelis.com

Phyre Hawkins (Dionne) hails from the small town of Flint, Michigan and is excited to be touring with the cast of HAIR! Credits - London West End: HAIR (Abraham Lincoln, u/s Dionne, Tribe). Tour: The Color Purple 1st Nat'l Tour (u/s Celie & Shug, swing). Regional: (Las Vegas) Avenue Q (u/s Gary Coleman, ensemble). She thanks her family, LeeLee, and RiRi for their continued love and support.

KAITLIN KIYAN (Crissy) feels so lucky to start another journey with the beautiful tribe! She recently realized that it's getting late, so come what may, for it may not stay...Love to her family back in Hawaii for being who they are. As for Jeff, beloved brother, this ones for you. May Angels lead you in.

Darius Nichols (Hud) appeared on Broadway in the original casts of HAIR (Hud), South Pacific and 110 in the Shade. Original Off-Broadway casts of Zanna Don't and Junie B. Jones - The Musical (Sheldon). 2001 National Tour of Fame - The Musical (Goodie). Alumni of Shenandoah Conservatory of Music, Bachelors of Music performance in Trumpet and Vocal Studies.

Paris Remillard (Claude) Broadway: HAIR. Off-Broadway: HAIR, The Public Theater; Regional: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Lysander), The Shakespeare Theatre; Anthony and Cleopatra (Eros), The Guthrie Theater; HAIR (Tribe) 5th Avenue Theatre; Much Ado About Nothing(Claudio); Hamlet (Guildenstern); Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Joseph); Forever Plaid (Frankie); My Fair Lady (Freddy); Comedy Sports. Film/TV: Good Morning Baby, "CSI: Miami."

Kacie Sheik(Jeanie) Kacie made her Broadway debut as "Jeanie" with her hippie friends in the Tony Award winning Revival of HAIR. NY: HAIR (Jeanie) Broadway/Shakespeare in the Park. London: HAIR. Las Vegas: We Will Rock You (Scaramouche). Film: Julie and Julia. TV: "Law and Order." Singer/Songwriter. Scorpio. LOVE.

Caren Lyn TacketT (Sheila) Broadway: RENT, High Fidelity, Brooklyn. Off Broadway: Once Around the Sun. Tours: RENT (Broadway Tour & Southeast Asia,) "Evita", "Grease", "Fame" (Europe), Les Miserables (3rd National). Authored book, music & lyrics of "Born Blue". Voiced characters Stella, Darcy, Chatta and Mirta for Fox5 hit cartoon "Winx Club". Blessings & Thanks!

Shaleah Adkisson (Tribe) First National Tour! Credits: Beehive, Ain't Misbehavin, Children of Eden, The Hot Mikado, Grease, Festival of the Lion King. Thanks: Judy Boals, Inc., JToro, Mom, Dad & Kelsie. Proud member of Actors Equity Association.

Nicholas Belton (Tribe)most recently in See Rock City. Broadway: HAIR. Other: Wicked in Chicago, Goodman Theatre, Court Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, Transport Group, Chicago Shakespeare, Idaho Shakespeare. Film: Guiding Light, Jail City. Also a personal chef.

Larkin Bogan (Swing) Broadway: HAIR. Other favorite roles include Pippin (title role), Bobby in Urinetown, and "Part of that drinking world" on Collegehumor.com. Love to YOU, Idyllwild, CAP 21, Tisch, NYU, everyone who said, "don't cut it."

Marshal Kennedy Carolan (Tribe) loves HAIR and can't believe he gets to be part of it. Credits: The Who's Tommy (Tommy), Mamma Mia! (Sky), High School Musical, Joseph..., Cabaret, Anything Goes, Pippin. Love to all my friends and family. Member AEA.

Lulu Fall (Tribe)is a jazz vocalist/actor with a musical theatre background who studied jazz at Michigan State University. She has released 2 albums in DC and another set to be released in London in 2011.

Tripp Fountain (Swing) National Tours: EVITA and CATS. Other Favorites: Altar Boyz (Mark), Gypsy (Tulsa), Chicago, Victor/Victoria. BFA Drama from NYU Tisch. Tripp has the most amazing support system ever. Thanks to all of you. The Public rocks.

Nkrumah Gatling(Tribe) is very excited about his first national tour! Regional Credits: Band Geeks (Goodspeed), Miss. Saigon, A Wonderful Life, Dreamgirls (TUTS), Baby (Stages), Parade, Smokey Joe's Cafe. BFA Sam Houston State University. Proud Texan and Broadway Theater Project Alum.

Allison Guinn (Tribe/Mother) has been in The Public Theater, Broadway and West End productions of HAIR. Other plays include Williamsburg! The Musical! (available on Itunes). Television: HBO's Boardwalk Empire.

Josh Lamon (Tribe/Father/Margaret Mead) Broadway: HAIR (original cast & recording), Tour: Boq (Wicked/1st Nat. Tour), Seymour (Little Shop of Horrors opp Christiane Noll & Hal Linden), Snail (A Year with Frog and Toad/Barrymore Award) and many other shows across the country. TV/Film: 2009 Tony Awards, "The View", "Steve Phoenix", "Walmart." In loving memory of Jorge.

John Moauro (Tribe) Broadway/ London's West End/ Off Broadway: HAIR. Regional: West Side Story (Luis), Jesus Christ Superstar, Fiddler on the Roof also in Honk (Ugly) and Into the Woods (Jack). John received a BFA from Kent State University. Atmomfcmabksubro

Emmy Raver-Lampman (Tribe) is thrilled to be making her tour debut with HAIR. She is a student at Marymount Manhattan College working toward her BA in Theater Performance. Credits: Children of Eden (Eve/Mama Noah); APAC. Love to mom & dad!

Cailan Rose (Tribe) is a musical theatre major at Pace University. Credits include: (Broadway) HAIR, Miss Saigon; (Regional/Educational) Cabaret, Bare, South Pacific (Liat), Romeo and Juliet (Juliet), and more. Everything for Mom, Dad, family, friends, FMH.

Jen Sese (Tribe) is thrilled to spread the joy of HAIR across the US. Past credits include HAIR on Broadway, Mamma Mia! (Lisa), The 25th Annual . . . Spelling Bee (Marcy Park). Love to Mom, Dad, TULAM, UofM, and MP.

Lawrence Stallings (Tribe) Broadway: HAIR; Passing Strange. Off-Broadway: Passing Strange; Shafrika, The White Girl; The Book Of Mormon/NYC Workshop. Film/TV: "The Rebound"; TLC's "Diagnosis X"; "1000 Ways to Die"; "A Royal Birthday". MFA- Acting (Temple) I Corinthians 13! www.lawrencestallings.com

Lee Zarrett (Tribe) Broadway: HAIR, Spelling Bee, Jane Eyre. National Tour: The Cameron Mackintosh/Trevor Nunn production of My Fair Lady. Off-Broadway: Encores!, New Victory, Vineyard, Lincoln Center. Regional: La Jolla Playhouse, NY Stage and Film, Berkshire Theatre Fest, Williamston.

 

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