After an extended Public Theater engagement last summer at the Delacorte Theater, Hair will begin performances on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre Feb. 10, 2009, and officially open March 5, 2009. On Dec. 5, the producers announced that due to demand and strong sales, the show would launch three days earlier than first announced. (The Feb. 13 launch was changed to Feb. 10, with no change of opening date.)
Hair, written by James Rado, Gerome Ragni and Galt MacDermot, features direction by Diana Paulus with choreography by Karole Armitage (Passing Strange).
Casting for the Broadway engagement has not yet been revealed. However, it was previously announced that Jonathan Groff, the Spring Awakening Tony nominee who originated the role of Claude in the Public Theater's recent stagings of Hair, will not participate in the Broadway revival.
The Broadway production will be produced by The Public Theater and Elizabeth Ireland McCann.
"With a score including such enduring musical numbers as 'Let the Sun Shine In,' 'Aquarius,' 'Hair' and 'Good Morning Starshine,' Hair depicts the birth of a cultural movement in the 60's and 70's that changed America forever: the musical 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, peace and change that continues to resonate with audiences 40 years later," state press notes for the Broadway revival. Hair will play the following performance schedule: Tuesdays at 7 PM, Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 PM, Saturdays at 2 PM and 8 PM, and Sundays at 2 PM and 7:30 PM.
For tickets, phone (212) 239-6200 or visit Telecharge.
For further information visit HaironBroadway.
The Al Hirschfeld Theatre is located at 302 West 45th Street.