"Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" to Welcome Hair Tribe July 13

News   "Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" to Welcome Hair Tribe July 13 The cast and band of the Tony-winning revival of Hair will make their West Coast debut with a performance on "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" July 13.

Filming will take place July 13 during the company's day off from performances at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. (No Broadway performances will be cancelled for the Los Angeles taping.)

The Hair performance marks the first time in "Tonight Show" history that a complete cast and band of a large Broadway musical has appeared on the NBC television program. It is also the first musical to be featured since Conan O'Brien succeeded Jay Leno as host.

The revival's Tony-nominated director Diane Paulus will stage the "Tonight Show" performance specifically for the new set that was created for host O'Brien. Hair has also presented tailor-made appearances for "The Late Show with David Letterman" and "Good Morning America."

"'The Tonight Show' is a legend in the entertainment world, and we are thrilled that Hair has been invited into the living rooms of America with our message of hope and change," said Public Theater artistic director Oskar Eustis in a statement.

"The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" airs at 11:35 PM ET/10:35 PM CT. Hair features Tony nominee Will Swenson as Berger, Tony nominee Gavin Creel as Claude, Sasha Allen as Dionne, Caissie Levy as Sheila, Allison Case as Crissy, Kacie Sheik as Jeanie, Bryce Ryness as Woof, Darius Nichols as Hud, Megan Lawrence as Mother and Andrew Kober as Margaret Mead/Dad.

Tribe members also include Steel Burkhardt, Brianna Carlson, Lauren Elder, Allison Guinn, Chasten Harmon, Anthony Hollock, Jay Johnson, Josh Lamon, Ryan Link, John Moauro, Ato Blankson-Wood, Brandon Pearson, Paris Remillard, Maya Sharpe, Theo Stockman, Tommar Wilson, Jackie Burns, Kaitlin Kiyan, Nicole Lewis, Megan Reinking, Saycon Sengbloh and Michael James Scott.

The Broadway revival of Hair earned the 2009 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. The critically acclaimed production also earned Tony nominations for Best Direction (Diane Paulus), Best Choreography (Karole Armitage), Best Actor (Gavin Creele), Best Featured Actor (Will Swenson), Best Sound Design (Acme Sound Partners), Best Lighting Design (Kevin Adams) and Best Costume Design (Michael McDonald).

Featuring book and lyrics by the late Gerome Ragni and James Rado and music by Galt MacDermot, the Broadway revival of Hair opened on Broadway March 31 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.

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