New Jersey’s Two River Theater has announced the cast and creative team for their upcoming production of Hair, set to kick off the company’s 30th anniversary season. The production is set to run September 30–October 22.
Directed by James Vásquez, the production will star Jordan Dobson (Hadestown, A Beautiful Noise) as Claude and Andrew Polec (Bat Out Of Hell, The Beautiful Lady) as Berger. They will be joined by Tré Frazier (Hamilton, Rent) as Hud, Janelle McDermoth (We’re Gonna Die, A Bronx Tale) as Dionne, Olivia Oguma(Mamma Mia! Les Miserables) as Jeanie, Olivia Puckett (Dear Evan Hansen, Motown the Musical) as Sheila, Angel Sigala (New York, New York, Bonnie & Clyde) as Woof, and Bailey Day Sonner (Godspell, Hair) as Crissy.
The ensemble will feature Devin Cortez (Evita, On Your Feet), Tiffany Frances (Ain’t Too Proud, Memphis), Delaney Love (Chicago, Christmas on Ice), and Darius Wright (New York, New York, MJ The Musical).
With book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado, and music by Galt MacDermot, Hair is considered one of the most influential musicals of the 1960s. Centering on the ‘hippie’ movement and anti-Vietnam War sentiment within youth counterculture, the musical blends pop and rock music styles, leading to many hit crossover songs including “Aquarius,” “Let The Sunshine In,” and “Good Morning Starshine.”
Featuring original choreography by Mayte Natalio (Love in Hate Nation), the creative team will include scenic designer Tim Mackabee, costume designer David Reynoso, lighting designer Amanda Zieve, sound designer Drew Levy, music supervisor Geoffrey Ko, music director Noah Teplin, wig, hair and makeup Designer J. Jared Janas, intimacy consultant Noelle Diane Johnson, casting director Howard Cherpakov, associate choreographer Delaney Love, associate director Noelle Marion, stage manager E Sara Barnes, and assistant stage manager Gracie Carleton, with additional arrangements by Angela Steiner, Sinai Tabak, and Conor Keelan.