Close the Generation Gap – Father’s Day at “Hair”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
CLOSE THE GENERATION GAP
FATHER’S DAY AT
“ H A I R ”
RECEIVE A FREE TICKET FOR YOUR FATHER OR CHILD
WITH THE PURCHASE OF A FULL PRICED TICKET
SUNDAY, JUNE 20
New York, NY (6/17/10) – The Public Theater (Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director; Andrew D. Hamingson, Executive Director), Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel have announced that the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical will celebrate Father’s Day with a special ticket offer. Buy one ticket at full price for the 3:00 p.m. performance on Father’s Day (Sunday, June 20) through Telecharge (by using code HADAD620) or at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre box office (302 West 45th Street) and receive one free ticket for your father or child. A maximum of two free tickets will be given to each party (with the purchase of two full price tickets. A $2 facility fee for each ticket issued applies).
Directed by Diane Paulus and choreographed by Karole Armitage, HAIR features a book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado and music by Galt MacDermot. HAIR opened to rave reviews on March 31, 2009 and recently celebrated 500 performances at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 W 45 Street, NYC). As previously announced, the show will end its triumphant run on Broadway next Sunday, June 27 and will embark on a national tour in October 2010.
The story of a group of young Americans searching for love and peace during the Vietnam era, HAIR is a timeless portrait of a movement that changed the world. Its groundbreaking rock score paved the way for some of the greatest musicals of our time. The “Age of Aquarius” dawns again in this jubilant production, which won the 2009 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. The Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle also honored the production with their 2009 award for Outstanding Revival of a Musical.
The full Broadway cast of HAIR includes Annaleigh Ashford (Jeanie), Justin Badger (Tribe), Jeannette Bayardelle (Dionne), Nicholas Belton (Swing), Larkin Bogan (Tribe), Natalie Bradshaw (Tribe), Catherine Brookman (Tribe), Briana Carlson-Goodman (Swing), Diana DeGarmo (Sheila), Antwayn Hopper (Tribe), Erika Jerry (Tribe), Jay Armstrong Johnson (Swing), Rachel Bay Jones (Mom), Mykal Kilgore (Tribe), Josh Lamon (Margaret Mead/Dad), Nicole Lewis (Swing), Anastacia McCleskey (Tribe), Vanessa Ray (Crissy), Paris Remillard (Tribe), Kyle Riabko (Claude), Arbender Robinson (Swing), Kate Rockwell (Tribe), Cailan Rose (Tribe), Rashidra Scott (Tribe), Jen Sese (Tribe), Wallace Smith (Hud), Lawrence Stallings (Tribe), Terrance Thomas (Tribe), Jason Wooten (Woof), Ace Young (Berger) and Emma Zaks (Swing).
The creative team includes Scott Pask (scenic design), Michael McDonald (costume design), Kevin Adams (lighting design) and Acme Sound Partners (sound design).
HAIR is presented on Broadway by The Public Theater (Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director; Andrew D. Hamingson, Executive Director) Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Gary Goddard Entertainment, Kathleen K. Johnson, Nederlander Presentations, Inc., Fran Kirmser Productions/Jed Bernstein, Marc Frankel, Broadway Across America, Barbara Manocherian/WenCarLar Productions, JK Productions/Terry Schnuck, Andy Sandberg, JAM Theatricals, The Weinstein Company / Norton Herrick, Jujamcyn Theaters, Joey Parnes, and by special arrangement with Elizabeth Ireland McCann.
Tickets for HAIR (starting at $37.00) are available via Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200. The schedule is as follows: Tuesday at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday at 2:00 & 8:00 p.m., Thursday – Friday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 2:00 & 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 3:00.
HAIR also offers a pre-performance ticket lottery for box-seat tickets, aptly renamed “BE-IN BOXES.” Those wishing to purchase these tickets are asked to show up at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre 2 1/2 hours before each performance for a drawing that will take place 2 hours before curtain. For every performance, a limited number of lucky audience members will receive $25 “be-in box” tickets, promising to make their experience of the show both affordable and unique. Limit one entry per person, and two tickets per entry. Winners must be present at the time of the drawing and show valid ID to purchase tickets. Tickets can be purchased from the box office in cash only.
Ghostlight Records’ New Broadway Cast Recording of HAIR (2010 Grammy Award nominee) is available digitally in iTunes, on CD, and as a limited edition re-mastered vinyl LP.
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