Hair Summary

  • Hair is 2 hours and 25 minutes long, including an intermission of 15 minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: July 5, 2011
  • Opens July 13, 2011
  • Show Closed: September 10, 2011

Hair is a musical set in the late 1960's about a group of free spirited people who live in the East Village, but are soon faced with the harsh realities of the Vietnam War.

Hair on Broadway Background

A smash hit with theatergoers and critics alike during its summer engagement at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, Hair is now rocking Broadway. Hair's transfer to the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on 45th Street marks the first time in more than 35 years that the groundbreaking hippie musical has been performed on Broadway since it debuted in 1968, when it thrilled audiences and became am international sensation, playing over 1800 performances. With a score that includes timeless favorites "Let the Sun Shine In," "Aquarius," and "Good Morning Starshine," Hair recreates the birth of a movement that ignited America and changed it forever.

Hair is a free-spirited musical that follows a group of hopeful young people who enjoy a peace-loving life in a society that doesn't understand them. With the Vietnam War looming, Hair's freewheeling "tribe" burn draft cards, challenge racist assumptions, explore their sexual identity, and experiment with mind-altering drugs. Meanwhile, one of their own is facing the possibility of having to leave his friends and go off to war.

What’s Hair Like?

Even the most jaded theatergoer can't help but to enjoy classic songs like "Age of Aquarius," "Good Morning Starshine," "Hair," and "Let the Sunshine In" in this sensitively directed and well-choreographed production of the 1967 classic musical about New York City hippies. Although many of the other songs are less-than-classic, and the humor can be sophomoric at times, the show resonates emotionally. And the Baby Boomers just love it - especially the part where the audience is invited onstage to dance with the cast at the end of the show!

Is Hair Good for Kids?

Hair may not be appropriate for young theatergoers under the age of 12. The production contains scenes that briefly depict profanity, nudity and simulated drug use.

Theatre Information

St. James Theatre

246 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 1,710
Entrance: 44th Street, between 7th and 8th Ave
Theatre Information

St. James Theatre Seating Chart

Hair Marquee

Hair marquee at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in NYC

Cast Members

Berger
Steel Burkhardt
Woof
Matt DeAngelis
Dionne
Phyre Hawkins
Crissy
Kaitlin Kiyan
Hud
Darius Nichols
Claude
Paris Remillard
Jeanie
Kacie Sheik
Sheila
Caren Lynn Tackett

Producers

Nederlander Productions

Terry Schnuck

Paul G. Rice

Rebecca Gold

Paul Bartz

Myla Lerner

Joey Parnes

Debbie Bisno

Rick Costello

Production Credits

Direction
Diane Paulus
Book and Lyrics
Gerome Ragni
Book and Lyrics
James Rado
Music
Galt MacDermot

Creative Team

General Manager
Joey Parnes
Company Manager
Jennifer Graves
Casting Director
Jordan Thaler
Casting Director
Heidi Griffiths
Advertising Representative
SPOTCo
Marketing
HHC Marketing
Press Agent
O&M Co
Production Stage Manager
William Joseph Barnes