Tony Award-Winning Revival of “Hair” Returns to its Free Theatre Roots with Free Ticket Giveaway
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
TONY AWARD-WINNING REVIVAL OF
RETURNS TO ITS FREE THEATRE ROOTS
WITH FREE TICKET GIVEAWAY
FIRST 100 FANS AT THE ST. JAMES THEATRE BOX OFFICE
TO RECEIVE FREE TICKETS TO FIRST PERFORMANCE
JULY 5, 2011
FANS WHO SHOW UP IN HIPPIE GARB
MAY WIN ROLE IN THE SHOW
LOTTERY AND STUDENT RUSH POLICIES
New York, NY (6/29/2011) – New York’s Public Theater (Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director) and Joey Parnes announced today that the Tony Award-winning revival of HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, which returns to Broadway for a 10-week only ‘Summer of Love’ run, is going back to its free theatre roots by giving away 100 tickets for the show’s first performance on Tuesday, July 5th to the first 100 lucky fans in line at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). Tickets (1 per person) will be distributed at 1:00 PM on July 5. Fans waiting in line are encouraged to dress in their best HAIR inspired hippie attire; just before tickets are distributed at 1:00 PM, cast members will select the best dressed male and female winners, who will win a walk-on role in a future performance of HAIR, along with five tickets so that their family and friends can watch them join the tribe. Tickets may be anywhere in the theatre and are non-transferrable. HAIR will officially open at the St. James Theatre on Wednesday, July 13th and play through September 10, 2011.
The show’s producers also announced the student rush and lottery policies for the run:
Student Rush: Students can purchase $37.00 tickets, available on day of performance when the box office opens. Rush tickets are subject to availability with a maximum of two tickets per valid student ID.
Lottery: A limited number of tickets for each performance will be sold through the lottery. Entries will be accepted at the box office beginning one and a half hours prior to each performance; each person will print their name and the number of tickets (1 or 2) they wish to purchase on a card that is provided. One hour before curtain, names will be drawn at random for a limited number of tickets priced at $27 each. Only one entry is allowed per person. Cards are checked for duplication prior to drawing. Winners must be present at the time of the drawing and show valid ID to purchase tickets. Limit one entry per person and two tickets per winner. Tickets are subject to availability. Anyone who enters the lottery but does not win will have the option of purchasing a ticket at the box office (best available) for $37.00.
HAIR’s triumphant return to Broadway follows on the heels of its successful first national tour of 20 cities in 9 months during the 2010-2011 season and features 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, Sara King, Josh Lamon, John Moauro, Christine Nolan, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Arbender Robinson, Cailan Rose, Tanesha Ross, Jen Sese and Lee Zarrett. Following its strictly limited summer engagement, the HAIR tour will continue across the country.
Winner of the of the 2009 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, and the Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle 2009 awards for Outstanding Revival of a Musical, HAIR opened on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre to unanimous raves March 31, 2009 and played more than 500 performances before closing on June 27, 2010.
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. 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 new production. The creative team also includes Scott Pask (scenic design), Michael McDonald (costume design), Kevin Adams (lighting design) and Acme Sound Partners (sound design).
Tickets for HAIR ($37 – $120) are available via Telecharge.com, by calling (212) 239-6200, or in person at the St. James Theatre box office (246 West 44th Street). The schedule is as follows: Monday and Tuesday at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m., Thursday at 7:00 p.m., Friday at 8:00 p.m., and Saturday at 2:00 & 8:00 p.m. (Tuesday, July 5th and Thursday, July 7th will be at 8:00 p.m. with an additional performance Sunday, July 10th at 3:00 p.m.)
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.