On the Road Again: National Tour of Hair Ends Broadway Return Engagement Sept. 10

News   On the Road Again: National Tour of Hair Ends Broadway Return Engagement Sept. 10
The national tour of Hair, which began a limited Broadway return at the St. James Theatre in July, packs up its caravan to spread more peace and love on the road Sept. 10.

Steel Burkhardt and Paris Remillard
Steel Burkhardt and Paris Remillard Photo by Joan Marcus

The ten-week Broadway engagement was a summer stop for the current national tour of Hair, which launched in fall 2010. The return engagement began previews July 5 and officially opened July 13. The tour is scheduled to continue across the U.S. with stops planned in Dallas, Denver, San Francisco, Philadelphia and Toronto.

Tony Award nominee Diane Paulus directs the production, which has choreography by Tony nominee Karole Armitage.

The revival of Hair began life in 2007 as a special 40th anniversary concert staging at the Delacorte Theater. In 2008 the Public mounted Hair as part of Shakespeare in the Park, where the run was extended three times. The production transferred to Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theatre March 31, 2009, and concluded in June 2010. A London production opened April 14 at the Gielgud Theatre and concluded in September 2010.

The current cast includes Steel Burkhardt as Berger, Paris Remillard as Claude, Matt DeAngelis as Woof, Kaitlin Kiyan as Crissy, Darius Nichols as Hud, Kacie Sheik as Jeanie, London cast member Phyre Hawkins as Dionne and Central Park cast member Caren Lyn Tackett as Sheila. The cast also includes: Shaleah Adkisson, Emily Afton, Nicholas Belton, Larkin Bogan, Corey Bradley, Marshal Kennedy Carolan, Laura Dreyfuss, Mike Evariste, Lulu Fall, Tripp Fountain, Nkrumah Gatling, Allison Guinn, Sara King, Josh Lamon, John Moauro, Christine Nolan, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Arbender Robinson, Cailan Rose, Tanesha Ross, Jen Sese and Lee Zarrett.

When the production arrives in Dallas, TX, on Sept. 20, it will welcome Aleque Reid as Jeanie, as well as Max Kumangai and Anne Markt to the tribe. Sheik, who has been with the production since the Central Park concert, Robinson and Rose play their final performances Sept. 10. Hair 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.

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.

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The cast of <i>Hair</i>
The cast of Hair
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