Case, Sheik, Burkhardt, Kober and Nichols Will Be Part of Broadway's Hair Revival

News   Case, Sheik, Burkhardt, Kober and Nichols Will Be Part of Broadway's Hair Revival
Allison Case will meet a boy named Frank Mills in the Broadway revival of Hair, which begins performances at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre March 6.
Steel Burkhardt
Steel Burkhardt

Case, who originated the role of Crissy in the 40th anniversary concert and subsequent 2008 Central Park staging of Hair, is among the latest cast members announced to reprise their work for the Broadway transfer.

Newly confirmed cast members include Kacie Sheik (Jeanie), Steel Burkhardt (Electric Blues Quartet), Andrew Kober (Margaret Mead, Dad) and Darius Nichols (Hud), who all appeared in the extended 2008 Delacorte engagement of Hair.

They join a previously announced company that features Tony nominee Gavin Creel as Claude as well as Lauren Elder, Allison Guinn, Anthony Hollock, John Moauro, Ato Blankson-Wood, Brandon Pearson, Paris Remillard, Maya Sharpe, Theo Stockman, Tommar Wilson, Jackie Burns, Kaitlin Kiyan, Nicole Lewis, Megan Reinking and Saycon Sengbloh.

Complete casting, including the roles of Berger, Sheila and Dionne, will be announced Jan. 30. Those roles were originated by Will Swenson, Caryn Lyn-Manuel and Patina Renea Miller, respectively, in the 40th anniversary al fresco staging in Central Park last summer.

Under the direction of Diane Paulus, Hair will officially open on Broadway March 31. The $5.5 million production of Hair will reunite most of the creative team of last summer's acclaimed outdoor staging at the Delacorte: director Diane Paulus, set designer Scott Pask, costume designer Michael McDonald, sound designer Acme Sound Partners and choreographer Karole Armitage. Kevin Adams will be the lighting designer.

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

"With a score including such enduring musical numbers as 'Let the Sun Shine In,' 'Aquarius,' 'Hair' and 'Good Morning Starshine,' Hair depicts the birth of a cultural movement in the 60's and 70's that changed America forever: the musical follows a group of hopeful, free-spirited young people who advocate a lifestyle of pacifism and free-love in a society riddled with intolerance and brutality during the Vietnam War. As they explore sexual identity, challenge racism, experiment with drugs and burn draft cards, the 'tribe' in Hair creates an irresistible message of hope, peace and change that continues to resonate with audiences 40 years later," state press notes for the Broadway revival.

Hair will play the following performance schedule: Tuesdays at 7 PM, Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 PM, Saturdays at 2 PM and 8 PM, and Sundays at 2 PM and 7:30 PM.

For tickets phone (212) 239-6200 or visit Telecharge.

For further information visit HairBroadway.

The Al Hirschfeld Theatre is located at 302 West 45th Street.

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