Hair to Hold Open Casting Call at the Public Theater Jan. 21

News   Hair to Hold Open Casting Call at the Public Theater Jan. 21
 
While members of the original Broadway company of Hair are gearing up to make their London debut in April, producers of the current New York revival will hold auditions for new tribe members on Jan. 21.

An open, non-equity casting call for the iconic musical will take place from 10 AM-6 PM at the Public Theater. Actors are asked to prepare 16 bars of an up-tempo pop or rock song (with sheet music), and to bring a headshot and a resume.

Hair has also aligned with City Harvest to sponsor a canned food drive to coincide with the auditions. Organizers are hoping that those auditioning will bring a food donation along with their sheet music.

"I'm a great believer in what can be discovered at an open call, especially non-equity," said Tony-nominated Hair director Diane Paulus. "We found many of our current 'Tribe' members on Broadway through this process several years ago. Joining the 'Tribe' of Hair is not about how much professional experience you’ve had as a performer; it's about who you are as a person -- your passion, your conviction as it relates to the material in the show. But you have to be a great singer. And great singing is not just about technique; it's about communication and conveying your emotion through your voice."

The new cast of Hair will make their Broadway debut March 9, while members of the original Broadway cast will begin performances in the London production at the Gielgud Theatre on April 1. An official London opening has been set for April 14.

Featuring book and lyrics by the late Gerome Ragni and James Rado and music by Galt MacDermot, the Broadway revival of Hair opened to positive reviews on Broadway March 31 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. Paulus earned a Tony nomination for her direction of the revival. Hair also earned Best Revival of a Musical. The Public Theater is located at 425 Lafayette Street in Manhattan.

For further information visit HairBroadway.

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