The 2009 revival of Hair opened at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre March 31 after beginning preview performances March 6. The revival, starring Gavin Creel, Will Swenson, Caissie Levy, Sasha Allen, and more, ran for 519 performances, concluding it’s run June 27, 2010. The Diane Paulus-helmed production would go on to earn eight Tony Award nominations including a win for Best Revival of a Musical.
Flip through photos of the revival below:
Production Photos: The 2009 Revival of Hair on Broadway
Paulus’ Hair returned to the Public first in 2007 for a three-night concert version at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. The director staged a full production at the Delacorte the following year. Following its Broadway run, the launched a national tour, which returned to Broadway for a brief stint at the St. James Theatre in 2011.
Hair features book and lyrics by the Gerome Ragni and James Rado, and music by Galt MacDermot. The premiere production was the first indoor show produced by the Public Theater (at the time known as the New York Shakespeare Festival), inaugurating the Public's current Lafayette Street address. Under the direction of Gerald Freeman, Hair premiered at the Public October 17, 1967, and ran for six-weeks, prior to transferring to the Cheetah discotheque, where it ran through January of 1968. It transferred to Broadway's Biltmore Theatre in April 1968.