To celebrate the release of the new Broadway Cast Recording of the hit musical HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, the show hosted a "sign in" onstage at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street, NYC) immediately following the 7:00 PM performance on Tuesday, June 23th.
Fans were invited to have their CDs autographed by "the tribe" and the show's all-star band. That date also marked the worldwide, in-store release of the new Broadway Cast Recording, which features never-before-released tracks from the show's iconic score.
The Ghostlight Records album, featuring the 37-member cast and band, was recorded on Monday, April 6th at New York City's Legacy Studios and is produced by Kurt Deutsch and Joel Moss with Bill Rosenfield acting as Executive Producer.
One of the most iconic of Broadway scores, HAIR features more modern "hit" songs than any show in history: "Aquarius," "Let The Sun Shine In," "Easy To Be Hard," "Good Morning Starshine," and the title song became chart-topping hits, Grammy winners, Gold or Platinum records, or all of the above. The original Broadway cast recording of HAIR remains one of greatest selling pop albums of all time and among the most beloved in music history.
The new Broadway production of HAIR is the winner of the 2009 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. The Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle also recently honored the production with their 2009 award for Outstanding Revival of a Musical.
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 full cast of HAIR includes Sasha Allen, Ato Blankson-Woo, Steel Burkhardt, Jackie Burns, Briana Carlson-Goodman, Allison Case, Gavin Creel, Lauren Elder, Allison Guinn, Chasten Harmon, Anthony Hollock, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Kaitlin Kiyan, Andrew Kober, Josh Lamon, Megan Lawrence, Caissie Levy, Nicole Lewis, Ryan Link, John Moauro, Darius Nichols, Brandon Pearson, Paris Remillard, Megan Reinking, Bryce Ryness, Michael James Scott, Saycon Sengbloh, Maya Sharpe, Kacie Sheik, Theo Stockman, Will Swenson and Tommar Wilson.
The HAIR band, a veritable Who's Who of New York musicians, includes Nadia DiGiallonardo (Conductor/Keyboard), Lon Hoyt (Assistant Conductor/Keyboard), Steve Bargonetti (Guitar), Andrew Schwartz (Guitar), Wilbur Bascomb (Bass), Allen Won (Woodwinds), Elaine Burt (Trumpet), Ronald Buttacavoli (Trumpet), Christian Jaudes (Trumpet), Vincent MacDermot (Trombone), Joe Cardello (Percussion), and Bernard Purdie (Drums).
HAIR began preview performances on Friday, March 6th, and celebrated its official opening on night, Tuesday, March 31, 2009. After a smash-hit run at Central Park's Delacorte Theater last summer, HAIR returned to Broadway for the first time in over 30 years. Tickets for HAIR (starting at $37.00) are available via Telecharge.com, by calling (212) 239-6200 or at the box office of the Hirschfeld Theatre (302 W 45th Street). The performance schedule is as follows: Tuesday at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday - Friday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 2:00 & 8:00 p.m., Sunday at 2:00 & 7:30 p.m.
Photos by Peter James Zielinski
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