Hair: Tickets are now on sale to American Express cardholders
Tickets are now on sale to American Express cardholders for the Public Theater's Broadway transfer of the critically acclaimed off-Broadway revival of Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, opening at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on 5 Mar 2009, following previews from 13 Feb 2009.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on 6 Dec 2009.
With book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni, and music by Galt MacDermot, this Broadway-bound production of Hair is directed by Diane Paulus.
Cast for the Broadway production has still to be announced.
Hair was a phenomenal success when it first played on Broadway in the 60's, and again this past summer when it was a hit at the Delacorte Theater.
The musical 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 irresistable message of hope, peace and change that continues to resonate with audiences 40 years later.
The musical is being produced on Broadway by The Public Theater and Elizabeth Ireland McCann.
Hair was the show that, in 1967, officially opened The Public Theaterï¿½s 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).
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