HAiR - New Broadway Revival Cast - HAiR (Preview)
 
Album info
 
Length  : 129:36
Format  : DVD
Rating  : 8
Live  : Yes
Recording Date  : 15-03-2009
Track List
 
01 Menus 00:41
02 Main Movie 60:00
03 Main Movie (Cont.) 68:38
04 Extra: Playbill 00:17

Notes
Recorded at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, New York, NY, USA. Excellent audience recording.


From the info file:

Show: Hair [preview]
Cast: Broadway (revival)
Date: 15th March 2009
Location: Al Hirschfled Theatre, New York, NY, USA
Source: Audience Video Camera
Total running time: 128 mins
Picture format: NTSC
Aspect ratio: wide screen / 16:9
Audio: LPCM
Authored: Yes
Song Chapters: Yes
Menu/s: Yes
Covers art: Included

Tech Details
Video Attributes:
Video compression mode: MPEG-2
TV system: 525/60 (NTSC)
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Display Mode: Both Pan&scan and Letterbox
Source picture resolution: 720x480 (525/60)
Frame Rate: 30.00
Source picture letterboxed: Not letterboxed
Bitrate: 6.21Mbps

Audio Attributes:
Audio Coding mode: LPCM
Sampling Rate: 48kHz
Audio application mode: Not specified
Number of Audio channels: 2
Bitrate: 1536 Kbps
Number of Audio streams: 1

Comments
Single camera filming from the rear of the balcony to the right of the stage.
Picture is mostly clear and very sharp, although does show some slight signs of breaking up, especially if there is a lot of motion on stage. Some heads do block the very front lip of the stage and there are a few black outs plus some searching around for the action but that's to be expected from this high energy show. Sound though is near perfect throughout.
Disc is authored to a high standard with full song indexing, plus an added title containing scans of the Playbill from the performance.
This revival of the show started preview on 6th March and would open officially on 31st March 2009 and includes all the things that make the show great, from the interaction with teh audience, simplistic staging (there's no real set), and, before anyone asks, the imfamous, nude scene at the end of act one.
Official website: http://http//www.hairbroadway.com

Cast
Gavin Creel as Claude
Will Swenson as Berger
Sasha Allen as Dionne
Allison Case as Crissy
Andrew Kober as Dad / Margaret Mead
Megan Lawrence as Mother / Buddahdalirama
Caissie Levy as Sheila
Darius Nichols as Hud
Bryce Ryness as Woof
Kacie Sheik as Jeanie

Member of the Tribe (aka the ensemble)
Ato Blankson-Wood, Steel Burkhardt, Jackie Burns, Lauren Elder, Allison Guinn, Anthony Hollock, Kaitlin Kiyan, Nicole Lewis, John Moauro, Brandon Pearson, Megan Reinking, Paris Remillard, Saycon Sengbloh, Maya Sharpe, Theo Stockman & Tommar

Band
Musical Coordinator: Seymour 'Red' Press - Conductor/Keyboard: Nadia Digiallonardo - Assistant Conductor/Keyboard: Lon Hoyt - Guitar: Steve Bargonetti and Andrew Schwartz - Bass: Wilbur Bascomb, Jr - Woodwinds: Allen Won - Trumpet: Elaine Burt, Rondald Buttacavoli and Christian Jaudes - Trombone: Vincent MacDermot - Percussion: Joe Cardello - Drums: Bernard Purdie

Song Listing
Act One
Aquarius - Donna - Hashish - Sodomy - Colored Spade - Manchester, England - I'm Black - Ain't Got No / Sheila Frankin - I Believe in Love / Ain't Got No Grass - Air /The Stone Age - Initials - I got Life - Going Down - Hair / My Conviction - Easy to be Hard - Frank Mills / Don't Put it Down - Frank Mills - Hare Krishna - Where Do I Go?

Act Two
Electric Blues - Oh Great God of Power - Black Boys - White Boys - Walking in Space - Yes, I'd Finished on Y'alls Farmland - Four Score and Seven Years Ago / Abie Baby - Giving Up All Desires - Three-Five-Zero-Zero - What a Piece of Work is Man - How Dare They Try - Good Morning Star shine - Ain't Got No (Reprise) - The Flesh Failures - Let the Sunshine In - Curtain Call / Finale

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The broadway / west end flood started by Sthunder69 continues with the third in my 'Tonys' subsection, with the winner of the 'Best revival' catagory.
Next up will probably be a 'Tommy' double bill from both myself and Sthunder69
Then one, of the following: 'Shrek' (world premier in Seatle & Broadway), '13' (pre-broadway & Broadway), 'Miss Siagon' (Manilla and/or Fullerton Civic Pro shoots), 'The Pirate Queen' (Broadway), , 'Hairspray' (Broadway or London Orignal cast), 'Mary Poppins' (West End or UK Tour), 'Taboo' (final on Broadway with 'Boy' George) and, 'Les Miserables' (Broadway, London, Berlin, Chemlford concert, Rotterdam or Budapest)
New additions to the list: 'Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang' (Broadway), 'Full Monty' (Broadway), 'Grease' (Broadway 07), 'Lennon' (Broadway), 'Lion King' (US tour: San Diego), 'Little Mermaid' (Pre-Broadway: Denver), 'Ragtime' (Cardiff concert - pro shoot & (Phil Collin's) 'Tarzan' (Broadway)

Already uploaded:
'We Will Rock You' (London Pro shoot) http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=251995
'Next to Normal' (off broadway) http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=252639
'Billy Elliot' (Broadway preview) http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=252880

And of course Sthunder69's uploads listed here: http://www.dimeadozen.org/account-details.php?id=533890

Please note I can't seed 24/7 due to the rules of my ISP but will always return until everything is completely seeded, (and probably afterwards too!)