The national tour cast of Diane Paulus’ Tony-winning revival of Hair is headed to Broadway’s St. James Theatre for a 10-week summertime run, July 5-September 10, with opening night set for July 13. The production, which features a mix of original Broadway cast members, London cast members and newcomers, has played in 20 cities in the past nine months.
The return of Hair gives the St. James, a prime Broadway musical house, an interim tenant during the busy summer tourist season. The theater is currently home to American Idiot, which closes April 24. Hair will resume its national tour after the limited Broadway engagement.
The incoming cast of Hair will feature original revival cast members 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, Josh Lamon, John Moauro, Christine Nolan, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Arbender Robinson, Cailan Rose, Tanesha Ross, Sara Ruzicka, Jen Sese and Lee Zarrett.
In a statement, Paulus described the tour cast as “a true tribe. For me, they are the ‘best of’ cast—original Broadway company members, people who joined us for our London run, and the youngest new cast members who joined the tour and will now be making their Broadway debut.”
Winner of the of the 2009 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, Hair opened on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on March 31, 2009, and played more than 500 performances before closing on June 27, 2010. The show features a book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado and music by Galt MacDermot.
Hair is presented by the Public Theater, 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.