“Hair” Raises More Than $15,000 for Fresh Air Fund with “Love Out Loud” Auctions
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
MORE THAN $15,000
FOR FRESH AIR FUND
WITH “LOVE OUT LOUD” AUCTIONS
WALK-ON CAMEO IN “HAIR” AUCTIONED FOR MORE THAN $11,000
New York, NY (6/7/2010) – The Tony Award-winning Broadway production of HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical is pleased to announce the success of their partnership with Clear Channel New York to create “Love Out Loud: A Donation of LOVE from HAIR on Broadway,” a series of fundraising auctions to benefit The Fresh Air Fund that have raised over $15,000.
From March 11 to May 19, 2010, Clear Channel New York held a “Love Out Loud” auction on each of their radio stations (106.7 Lite fm, 103.5 KTU, Q104.3, WALK 97.5 and Z100) with opportunities to bid on once-in-a-lifetime prizes, including dinner with cast-member Diana DeGarmo, a private vocal lesson with Musical Director Nadia DiGiallonardo and many more. The highest bid was made on a walk-on cameo role in HAIR, totaling over $11,000! All proceeds from the auctions are benefitting The Fresh Air Fund, which provides free summer experiences to children from low-income New York City communities.
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 began preview performances on March 6 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre and opened to rave reviews on March 31, 2009. 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. Now, the “Age of Aquarius” dawns again in this jubilant production, which is the winner of 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.
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 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.
Ghostlight Records’ New Broadway Cast Recording of HAIR(2010 Grammy Award nominee) is now available as a limited edition re-mastered vinyl LP. HAIR’s “eParty” is an unprecedented digital initiative designed to give audience members exciting new ways to share and relive the HAIR experience. At each performance, the show’s famous finale, when audience members are invited onstage for a massive communal dance party, will be digitally recorded at each performance. The video footage will then be posted on HAIR’s official website (www.HairBroadway.com) and audience members will have the opportunity to find and tag themselves, and share the video with friends and family via e-mail or social networking outlets like Facebook and Twitter.
Clear Channel Radio New York comprises WAXQ-FM 104.3, WHTZ-FM 100.3, WKTU-FM 103.5, WLTW-FM 106.7, WWPR-FM 105.1, as well as WALK-FM 97.5 and WALK-AM 1370 in Long Island. Clear Channel Radio New York is part of Clear Channel Radio, a leading radio company focused on serving local communities across the U.S. with more than 110 million listeners choosing Clear Channel Radio programming each week. The company's content can be heard on AM/FM stations, HD digital radio channels, on the Internet, via iPods and cell phones and used via navigation systems from BMW, Volvo, TomTom, Garmin and others. The company's operations include radio broadcasting, syndication and independent media representation. Clear Channel Radio is a division of Clear Channel Communications, Inc. (OTCBB:CCMO), a leading global media and entertainment company.
The Fresh Air Fund, an independent, not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer experiences to more than 1.7 million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877. Each year, thousands of children visit volunteer host families in 13 states and Canada or attend one of five Fresh Air Fund camps in Fishkill, NY. In 2010, nearly 10,000 New York City children will participate in Fund programs.
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