Sunday, February 7, 2010

BroadwayGirlNYC Exclusive: American Idols confirmed for HAIR

Attention hippies…

And attention, American Idol fans.

TWO familiar faces will be joining the HAIR Tribe, my sources exclusively confirm.

Get ready for Ace Young (AI’s season 5’s seventh-place finalist) as Berger, and Diana DeGarmo (season 3 runner-up) in a role to be announced.

DeGarmo returns to Broadway after previously appearing as Penny Pingleton in Hairspray. Most recently, she played Sarah in The Toxic Avenger at New World Stages off-Broadway.

Young played Kenickie in the 2007 revival of Grease.

Tell me… will YOU be running to this Idol-infused Be-In at the Hirschfeld?

(P.S. I almost titled this post "Am-HAIR-ican Idol". I decided to spare you. You're welcome!)


  1. I almost cried. This is so so so wrong. I knew that they would stunt cast, of course, but... American Idol? Really? I'm all for giving people a fair chance, but this makes me sad.

  2. I'm actually not too upset, amazingly! Usually I hate when shows have to bring in stars to stay alive, and I don't know anything about Ace Young, but Diana DeGarmo was (in my opinion) a REALLY GOOD Penny in Hairspray. They may be stars, but at least they're not talentless stars,

  3. I'm a big fan of Diana's. She was amazing in Hairspray when I saw her a few years ago and has done a lot of legitimate stage work, so I'm looking forward to this. I hope she's Sheila but she would be a good Jeanie.

    HATE the Ace casting. He's a good looking karaoke-singer. The only thing that would fit Berger is his hair.

  4. Diana is legitimately very talented. I worked with her last summer and she was very nice and had the voice and acting chops to back it up. I'm okay with this!

    Don't know much about Ace Young, but I trust Hair to do what's best for the show.

  5. Diana was on American Idol six years ago when she was 16 years old. It's really not fair to consider her stunt casting. She's been doing musicals for four years now. She's a working theater actress.

  6. Ace Young has played both Kenickie and Danny Zuko in 'Grease' and is an excellent actor. I think he'll do a fine job as Berger. Both he and DeGarmo have prior Broadway experience so it's not as if either is a neophyte. They deserve to be in the cast of 'Hair' as much as anyone else. I'm looking forward to seeing them in the show!

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  8. NOT an American Idol fan, in fact can't stand it, so no, these two won't lure me back. I'm a Will fan all the way and without him and Gavin, I'm afraid I'm just not interested

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