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Hair Portrait Unveling Party
Tony's Di Napoli Restaurant
147 West 43rd Street
August 6, 2009

Written by Jenaya Singleton Photographed by Daniel Perry


Opposite Photo:
Will Swenson and Megan Reinking

Cast members Gavin Creel and Will Swenson of the hit Broadway musical Hair were honored with a special portrait unveiling party at famed eatery Tony's di Napolis on August 6th, 2009. The portrait was painted by artist Dan May and will be placed on the restaraunt's celebrated Broadway Wall of Fame.

The party was hosted by restaurant owner Bruce Dimpflmaier and emceed by Valerie Smaldone. The evening began with a buffet complete with wonderful hearty Italian menu options including chicken parmesan and baked ziti. After everyone had enjoyed the food, Valerie Smaldone thanked everyone for their support, the portrait was unveiled and cast had an opportunity to both mingle with their friends and pose for group photos.

Bruce Dimpflmaier, Gavin Creel, Will Swenson and Valerie Smaldone

Poster copies signed by Gavin Creel and Will Swenson will be auctioned off at a future event to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical is playing an open run at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre at 302 West 45th Street.

Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical features book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni, and music by Galt MacDermot. Diane Paulus directs. With a score including musical numbers as "Let the Sun Shine In," "Aquarius," "Hair" and "Good Morning Starshine," Hair 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 "tribe" in Hair creates an irresistible message of 'hope' that continues to resonate with audiences 40 years later.

Tickets $37.00 - $122.00; $252.00 Premium 212-239-6200 800-432-7250


The Cast of Hair




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