Hair adds an additional two weeks to its run at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park

The Public Theater has announced that it will extend Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical an additional two weeks at The Delacorte Theater in Central Park this summer.

Directed by Diane Paulus with book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni and music by Galt MacDermot, Hair will now open on 7 Aug 2008, following previews from 22 Jul and play through to 31 Aug 2008. The musical was originally scheduled to close on 17 Aug 2008.

�We are thrilled to expand the run of Hair and extend the use of the Delacorte for two more weeks this summer,� said Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis. Hair was the last stage musical to become America�s soundtrack, and it belongs in the Delacorte-- the people�s theater.�

Hair was the show that, in 1967, officially opened The Public Theater�s long-time home on Lafayette Street. Hair 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.

The cast for Hair features Ato Blankson-Wood (Tribe), Steel Burkhardt (Tribe), Jackie Burns (Black Boys Trio/Tribe), Allison Case (Crissy), Lauren Elder (Tribe), Jonathan Groff (Claude), Allison Guinn (Tribe), Anthony Hollock (Tribe), Kaitlin Kiyan (Tribe), Andrew Kober (Father/Margaret Mead), Megan Lawrence (Mother), Nicole Lewis (White Boys Trio / Tribe), Caryn Lyn-Manuel (Sheila), Patina Miller (Dionne), John Moauro (Tribe), Darius Nichols (Hud), Brandon Pearson (Tribe), Megan Reinking (Black Boys Trio / Tribe), Paris Remillard (Tribe), Bryce Ryness (Woof), Saycon Sengbloh (White Boys Trio / Tribe), Maya Sharpe (Tribe), Kacie Sheik (Jeanie), Theo Stockman (Tribe), Will Swenson (Berger) and Tommar Wilson (Tribe).

Hair will feature scenic design by Scott Pask, costume design by Michael McDonald, lighting design by Michael Chybowski, sound design by Acme Sound Partners, and choreography by Karole Armitage.

Free tickets to Shakespeare in the Park are only distributed at The Delacorte Theater in Central Park or via a new virtual line opportunity at The Public Theater is not distributing tickets downtown at 425 Lafayette Street due to ongoing construction on the exterior of the building.

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on the Broadway production of Hair

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