Monday, June 30, 2008

Welcome to the Summer of Love!

Hair is back! No, I'm not talking about those Falcon, Raging Stallion or Colt boys (and if you don't know what I'm talking about, just leave it at that...but boy, that WOULD be a summer of love...).

I'm talking about Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical which will start at the Shakespeare in the Park in Central Park New York at the Delacorte Theater on July 22nd and it is FREE (well, if you're willing to line up for tickets or lucky enough to win them). I'll hopefully be there on the first day so go any day except that one please, unless you're behind me in line, then I don't care.

In an odd bit of cross-promotion that probably somehow feels WRONG, the cast was photographed for the current Vogue magazine in a fashion spread.

Of course, Hair may be a bit dated at this point, but I'm going because Spring Awakening's Jonathan Groff is in it! He looks adorable in the pictures (although, um, I'm not loving his hair. Isn't he supposed to shave it during the show?). Wait. ARE THEY GETTING NAKED AT THE END OF THE SHOW? (Maybe I wasn't totally wrong with the Falcon talk)

Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical is now a full scaled performance after the success of last years special concert presentation, although it's too bad Karen Olivo won't be able to rejoin since she's doing quite well in newly minted Best Musical In The Heights which now seems practically impossible to get tickets for. Damn, I knew I should have bought tickets again.

Well, money will only help here for Hair if you're willing to make a big donation, or to buy off somebody in the lineup (my sister and I (and any friends I can rope into lining up with me) will gladly take offers. Cash only please).

Book and lyrics by GEROME RAGNI & JAMES RADO
Directed by DIANE PAULUS
July 22 - August 31 2008

Performances of Shakespeare in the Park will be Tuesday through Sunday at 8PM. At the Delacorte Theater in Central Park

No distribution/Stand-by line only on: August 7
Limited ticket distribution on: July 30, August 8, August 12

Cast list: Ato Blankson-Wood, Steel Burkhardt, Jackie Burns, Allison Case, Lauren Elder, Jonathan Groff, Allison Guinn, Anthony Hollock, Kaitlin Kiyan, Andrew Kober, Megan Lawrence, Nicole Lewis, Caren Lyn Manuel, Patina Renea Miller, John M. Moauro, Darius Nichols, Brandon Pearson, Megan Reinking, Paris Remillard, Bryce Ryness, Saycon Sengbloh, Maya Sharpe, Kacie Sheik, Theo Stockman, Will Swenson, and Tommar Wilson.

For more on Spring Awakening
For my original review
See also
One Jonathan Groff To Live
One More Jonathan Groff To Live
No More Jonathan Groff To Live
Broadway Marathon
I Only Stalk Celebrities (Like Jonathan Groff) on Broadway

1 comment:

Esther said...

I am soooo jealous! "Hair" is one of my all-time favorite musicals. I would love to see this production. I can't wait to hear your report.