AT&T Performing Arts Center’s 2011-2012 Season is packed with a number of great shows and series coming up at some of the best venues and settings Dallas has to offer. From the Lexus Broadway Series to the Brinker International Forum to TITAS. Let’s not forget the Patio Sessions and Sunset Screenings. There is something for everyone. Music, dance, comedy, magic, speakers, musicals and movies that span across many different genres.
But for now, The AT&T Performing Arts Center announced yesterday that individual tickets for the 2009 Tony Award Winning Musical Revival HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, coming to Dallas directly from Broadway,will go on sale Monday, August 1 at 10 a.m. HAIR, featuring an extraordinary cast and unforgettable score, including such enduring musical numbers as “Aquarius,” “Let the Sun Shine In,” “Hair” and “Good Morning Starshine” will play at the Winspear Opera House for a limited engagement beginning Tuesday, September 20 through Sunday, October 2. HAIR kicks-off the exciting 2011/2012 Lexus Broadway Series season.
Tickets for HAIR range from $30.00 to $150.00. Prime orchestra seats for weeknight performances, including Friday nights, are $85.00. Tickets can be purchased online at www.attpac.org/hair, by phone at 214.880.0202, or in person at the AT&T Performing Arts Center Box Office at the Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora Street (Monday through Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm; Sunday 11 am – 4 pm), or at the remote Box Office at Park Place Lexus Plano at 1025 Preston Road.
Performances of HAIR will be at 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturdays, and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Sundays.
This new production of HAIR comes to Dallas directly from Broadway where it is playing a 10-week “back-by-popular-demand” return engagement this summer as a follow up to its smash-hit original Broadway run in 2009 and 2010. Dallas is the first post-Broadway engagement of the continuing national tour.
HAIR depicts the birth of a cultural movement in the 60’s and 70’s that changed America forever. The musical follows a group of hopeful, free-spirited young people who advocate a lifestyle of pacifism and free-love in a society riddled with intolerance and brutality during the Vietnam War. As they explore sexual identity, challenge racism, experiment with drugs and burn draft cards, the show resonates with an irresistible message of hope more than 40 years after it first opened on Broadway.
HAIR won the 2009 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival as well as the Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle award for Outstanding Revival of a Musical. HAIR was also nominated for an additional seven Tony Awards including Best Direction, Best Choreography, Best Costume Design, Best Lighting Design and Best Sound Design. Thecast recording was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album.
The New York Timessays “Diane Paulus’s THRILLING, EMOTIONALLY RICH production delivers INTENSE, UNADULTERATED JOY“, Time Out New York says “HAIR SPEAKS TO A WHOLE NEW GENERATION!” and The Washington Post calls it “IRRESISTIBLE…THE BEST VERSION YET!”.
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 HAIR National Tour is produced by The Public Theater (Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director; Andrew D. Hamingson, Executive Director), 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, Joey Parnes and by special arrangement with Elizabeth Ireland McCann.
Additional show information can be found at www.HairOnTour.com.
About the AT&T Performing Arts Center
Open since October 2009, the AT&T Performing Arts Center is a vibrant destination for entertainment in the heart of the downtown Dallas Arts District. The Center presents a variety of programs, including its Lexus Broadway Series, Brinker International Forum and, in association with TITAS, contemporary dance and music, and other performances. The Center also provides performance space for The Dallas Opera, Dallas Theater Center, Dallas Black Dance Theatre and Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico, in unparalleled venues set within a 10-acre urban park.