Gavin Creel set to play Claude in B'way's 'Hair'

January 8, 2009 7:17:06 PM PST
One actor in, another out of the upcoming Broadway revival of "Hair," scheduled to open March 31. Gavin Creel will play the pivotal role of Claude in this production of the quintessential 1960s "tribal love-rock musical." The show begins preview performances March 6 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. Creel, a Tony nominee for "Thoroughly Modern Millie," recently played Bert in the London stage production of "Mary Poppins."

Eden Espinosa who was to have portrayed Sheila in the revival has bowed out of the musical because of personal reasons. No replacement yet. Other casting will be announced shortly.