PHOTO CALL: Hair Grows at Central Park's Delacorte Theater

News   PHOTO CALL: Hair Grows at Central Park's Delacorte Theater
 
Diane Paulus' staging of the tribal rock musical Hair, reuniting much of the 40th anniversary cast that played the outdoor venue in September 2007, began performances at Central Park's Delacorte Theater July 22.
Jonathan Groff
Jonathan Groff Photo by Michal Daniel

With choreography by Passing Strange's Karole Armitage, this limited engagement of the iconic James Rado-Gerome Ragni-Galt MacDermot piece is part of the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park summer season and will officially open August 7.

The production stars Tony-nominated actor Jonathan Groff (Spring Awakening, In My Life) as the long-haired Vietnam draftee Claude, with Will Swenson (110 in the Shade) as his best friend Berger, Patina Renea Miller (Pam on "All My Children") as Dionne and Caren Lyn Manuel (Rent, Brookyln) as Sheila.

Also featured in the large ensemble "tribe" are Ato Blankson-Wood, Steel Burkhardt, Jackie Burns (White Boys Trio), Allison Case (Crissy), Lauren Elder, Allison Guinn, Anthony Hollock, Kaitlin Kiyan, Andrew Kober (Father/Margaret Mead), Megan Lawrence (Mother), Nicole Lewis (White Boys Trio), John M. Moauro, Darius Nichols (Hud), Brandon Pearson, Megan Reinking (Black Boys Trio), Paris Remillard, Bryce Ryness (Woof), Saycon Sengbloh (White Boys Trio), Maya Sharpe, Kacie Sheik (Jeanie), Theo Stockman and Tommar Wilson.

Hair performs Tuesday-Sunday at 8 PM. Tickets are free and are available on the day of the performance (two per person) at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park beginning at 1 PM, or by entering the Public's online ticketing lottery at www.publictheater.org.

For additional information about Shakespeare in the Park, call (212) 539-8750 or visit The Public Theater website at www.publictheater.org. Here is a look at the production, which has extended its run through August 31:

Will Swenson and Tribe
Will Swenson, Jonathan Groff and Tribe
Tommar Wilson, Will Swenson and Bryce Ryness
Jonathan Groff and Tribe
Patina Renea Miller and Tribe
Allison Case
Jonathan Groff
Jonathan Groff and Brandon Pearson
Jonathan Groff, Darius Nichols and Will Swenson
From left: Allison Case, Will Swenson, Caren Lyn Manuel, Patina Renea Miller and Tribe
Patina Renea Miller and Tribe
Kacie Sheik and Jonathan Groff
Caren Lyn Manuel and Tribe
The cast of Hair at the Delacorte Theater
The Tribe

Photos by Michal Daniel

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