Kyle Riabko & Ace Young in 'Hair'
The Tony-winning Broadway revival of Hair has set a closing date of June 27 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. The production will have played 29 previews and 519 performances upon closing. Hair opened to critical acclaim on March 31, 2009, directed by Diane Paulus.
The closing release emphasized that Hair recouped its entire $5,760,000 investment four months into the run and has generated a profit. The show weakened at the box office after the original cast departed for London, grossing $351,992 for the week ending June 6 and playing to 46.50% of capacity. The London production, which opened in April at the Gielgud Theatre will close on September 4, and according to a statement from the producers, “Many of the members of the current Broadway Tribe and London Tribe will take part in the tour.”
Hair traveled a unique road to Broadway, beginning with a weekend of free concerts in Central Park in 2007, playing a full production in the park in 2008 and transferring to Broadway in 2009, winning the Best Revival Tony two months later.