By Adam Hetrick
12 Jan 2012
|Photo by Joan Marcus|
The national tour, which took its message of peace and free love on the road Oct. 21, 2010, in New Haven, CT, reunited many members of the Broadway revival cast. The tour also made a summer 2011 Broadway return to the St. James Theatre, for a limited engagement July 5-Sept. 10, 2011.
Troika Entertainment is also behind a 2012-2013 tour of Hair, based on the 2008 Broadway revival, which is expected to launch in fall 2012.
A London production opened April 14, 2010, at the Gielgud Theatre and concluded in September of that year.
The iconic musical has book and lyrics by the late Gerome Ragni and James Rado and music by Galt MacDermot. The Hair creative team includes set designer Scott Pask, costume designer Michael McDonald, lighting designer Kevin Adams and sound designer ACME Sound Partners.
The current tour features several members of the original Broadway tribe, including Steel Burkhardt as Berger and Paris Remillard as Claude. Also included are Mike Evariste (Hud), Phyre Hawkins (Dionne), Sara King (Sheila), Katlin Kiyan (Crissy), Ryan Link (Woof) and Aleque Reid (Jeanie).
Hair is presented by The Public Theater (Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director), Joey Parnes, Nederlander Productions Inc., Carl Moellenberg/Wenlarbar Productions, Rebecca Gold/Myla Lerner, Rick Costello, Joy Newman & David Schumeister, Paul G. Rice/Paul Bartz, Debbie Bisno, Christopher Hart Productions, John Pinckard, Terry Schnuck, and by special arrangement with Elizabeth Ireland McCann.