Hair announces five more members of the cast
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.
Jackie Burns and Kaitlin Kiyan are making their Broadway debuts with this production.
In a statement, choreographer Karole Armitage said, ï¿½Individuality 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.ï¿½
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).
Additional casting will be announced throughout the week.
Hair opens at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on 31 Mar 2009, following previews from 6 Mar and is currently selling tickets through to 27 Sep 2009.
With book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni, and music by Galt MacDermot, Hair is directed by Diane Paulus.
Hair was a phenomenal success when it first played on Broadway in the 60's, and again this past summer when it was a hit at the Delacorte Theater.
The musical depicts the birth of a cultural movement in the 60's and 70's that changed America forever: the musical follows a group of hopeful, free-spirited young people who advocate a lifestyle of pacifism and free-love in a society riddled with intolerance and brutality during the Vietnam War.
As they explore sexual identity, challenge racism, experiment with drugs and burn draft cards, the "tribe" in Hair creates an irresistable message of hope, peace and change that continues to resonate with audiences 40 years later.
The musical is being produced on Broadway by The Public Theater and Elizabeth Ireland McCann.
Hair was the show that, in 1967, officially opened The Public Theaterï¿½s long-time home on Lafayette Street.
Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical has the distinction of being the first off-Broadway musical to transfer to Broadway, (It moved to Broadway on 29 Apr 1968 and ran for 1,873 performances).
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