Kristen Bell to Star in Hollywood Bowl Hair; Musical Also Finds Its Claude, Dionne and More

By Andrew Gans
02 Jun 2014

Kristen Bell
Kristen Bell
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Initial casting has been announced for The Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of the rock musical Hair, which will play the famed outdoor venue Aug. 1-2 at 8 PM and Aug. 3 at 7:30 PM.

Directed and choreographed by Adam Shankman, the production will star Kristen Bell as Sheila, Hunter Parrish as Claude, Amber Riley as Dionne, Jenna Ushkowitz as Jeanie and Beverly D’Angelo as Mom. Additional casting will be announced at a later time.

The limited engagement will be conducted by Lon Hoyt. Zach Woodlee will serve as associate director and associate choreographer.

In a statement Shankman said, "I’m over the moon about the cast we are assembling. The talent that I witnessed throughout the auditioning and overall casting process has been both mind blowing and deeply humbling. I’m in love with all of them. I can’t wait to get in there with everyone and rock the Bowl this summer, in ways that have never been done there before."



Hair has book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado and music by Galt MacDermot.

"From its stunning Broadway premiere in 1968," according to the Hollywood Bowl, "Hair defined the 'rock musical,' exuberantly celebrating the hippie counterculture, anti-war movement and sexual revolution of the 1960s with a rainbow score of hits – including 'Aquarius,' 'Good Morning Starshine,' and 'Easy to be Hard' – that have become ingrained in pop culture. Audiences will celebrate this groundbreaking American journey as we 'Let the Sunshine In.'"

Subscriptions and single tickets for the 2014 Hollywood Bowl season are now on sale. Tickets can be purchased in-person at the Hollywood Bowl box office, online at HollywoodBowl.com and via credit card phone order at (323) 850-2000.