Hair: Tickets are now on sale to the general public, previews will now begin 10 Feb
Tickets are now on sale to the general public 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.
Hair will now begin previews on 10 Feb 2009, three days earlier than originally announced, but will still open as first scheduled on 5 Mar 2009. The extra preview performances have been added because of strong sales. The musical is sellling tickets through to 2 Aug 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, though it is now known that Tony nominee Jonathan Groff will not reprise his role as 'Claude,' which he played off-Broadway.
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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