Adam Shankman has just confirmed the cast list for this year’s Hollywood Bowl production of Hair, and Jenna is officially in the show! There’s no word on what roles he’ll be playing, but I can’t wait to see. Also confirmed for the show is Jenna’s Spring Awakening co-star Hunter Parrish, Glee‘s Amber Riley, Kristen Bell, Benjamin Walker, Beth Behrs and Mario.
Edit: JustJared has confirmed that Jenna will be playing Jeanie.
Over 100 HQ photos of Jenna attending the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund’s Inaugural Super Saturday event earlier today have been added! Thanks to Shannon for some of these photos.
Jenna is in this month’s Regard Mag! She looks stunning. Read the magazine below or at ISSUU.
The 9:30 PM concert — held in advance of the upcoming studio cast album of Like You Like It — will feature a selection of songs and cut songs from the show, written by composer Daniel S. Acquisto and book writer-lyricist Sammy Buck.
Performers include Nick Cearley (The Skivvies), Hannah Elless (The Other Josh Cohen), Ben Fankhauser (Newsies), Noah Galvin (Burnt Part Boys, Love and Information), Nathan Johnson (Like You Like It at The Gallery Players), Bonnie Milligan (Jasper in Deadland), Osnes (Cinderella, Three Penny Opera), Molly Ranson (Carrie, Bad Jews), Kate Rockwell (Rock of Ages), Nic Rouleau (The Book of Mormon), A.J. Shively (La Cage aux Folles), Dana Steingold (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee national tour), Underwood (“The Following,” “Homeland”) and Ushkowitz (“Glee,” Spring Awakening).
Rounding out the cast are Sam Heldt, Elisabeth Ness, CJ Pawlikowski, Taylor Rathus, Chandler Reeves, Aaron Riesebeck, Emily Rogers and Patrick Shelton. Additional performers will be announced at a later date.
According to press notes, “All the world’s a mall in Like You Like It, a totally awesome blend of As You Like It and the John Hughes movies of the 1980s. The winner of Best Musical at the 2009 NY Innovative Theatre Awards for the lauded Gallery Players production and a festival favorite in the very first NYMF, Like You Like It has been performed extensively in regional theaters, festivals, colleges and high schools and is soon to be published by Playscripts, Inc.”
Like You Like It In Concert: Because It’s Totally Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday is produced by Shoshana Feinstein, directed by Tim Drucker and features music direction by Beth Falcone.
Buck and Acquisto’s other works include StinkyKids The Musical, The Frog & The Witch and Matthew Takes Mannahatta (book by Aurin Squire) as well as the solo show …And Then I Wrote A Song About It (book by Eric H. Weinberger). Their other NYMF shows together are The 7-Year B*tch and Andy Warhol Was Right and apart are Acquisto’s Wild About Harry (book by Susan DiLallo) and Buck’s Common Grounds (music by Doug Katsaros).
Choosing Glee will speak to the show's demographic who are often coping with the very stresses and anxieties the teenage characters on Glee face. Think The Happiness Project for a younger generation: With its uplifting message and intimate format, teens can learn how, exactly, to choose glee. Available May 14, 2013