Hair: The Public Theatre's off-Broadway revival to play Broadway

The Public Theater has announced that it will transfer the critically acclaimed off-Broadway revival of Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical to Broadway in early 2009. A theater and dates will be announced shortly.

Directed by Diane Paulus with book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni and music by Galt MacDermot, Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical has been playing to sold-out houses since it began previewson 22 Jul 2008 in Central Park, where it will close on 14 Sep 2008 after three extensions.

�The success of Hair has been thrilling, proving that this show speaks as powerfully today as it did 40 years ago,� said Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis. �Now our job is to give it a life beyond Central Park, where we can reach as large an audience as Hair deserves. We�re moving the show indoors, but the celebratory joy of this production will remain intact.�

Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical was the show that, in 1967, officially opened The Public Theater�s long-time home on Lafayette Street.

Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical has the distinction of being the first off-Broadway musical to transfer to Broadway, (It moved to Broadway on 29 Apr 1968 and ran for 1,873 performances).

Further details about the Broadway production will be announced shortly.