It’s 41 years old and headed back to Broadway, where it all began. Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock-Musical, will be back on the Great White Way sometime after the first of the year. Hair had a very successful run this summer in a production staged by New York’s Public Theatre at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park. A few days before it closed on September 14, the announcement was made about the move back to Broadway.
“The success of Hair has been thrilling, proving that this show speaks as powerfully today as it did 40 years ago,” Oskar Eustis, the Public’s artistic director, said last week. “We are moving the show indoors, but the celebratory joy of this production will remain intact.”
Hair‘s world premiere at the Public Theatre came in 1967 during the height of the Vietnam War. The upbeat musical, which centers on a tribe of hippies dealing with one of them being drafted into the Army, moved to Broadway in 1968, where it ran for more than 1,800 performances.