Hair returning to Broadway

September 10, 2008 8:15:05 PM PDT
The Age of Aquarius will dawn again on Broadway. The Public Theater's Central Park revival of "Hair" will move there sometime after the first of the year, it was announced Wednesday.

"The success of 'Hair' has been thrilling, proving that this show speaks as powerfully today as it did 40 years ago," said Oskar Eustis, the Public's artistic director. "We are moving the show indoors, but the celebratory joy of this production will remain intact."

The production, directed by Diane Paulus, has been a critical and popular success for the Public at the outdoor Delacorte Theatre in Central Park. Its summer run has been extended twice and will now close there Sept. 14.

"Hair," which has book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni and music by Galt MacDermot, had its world premiere at the Public Theater in 1967. It transferred the following year to Broadway, where the musical chalked up a run of more than 1,800 performances.