'Hair' to return to Broadway this summer

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Posted: Apr 13, 2011 7:27 PM
'Hair' to return to Broadway this summer

"American Idiot" is giving way to "Hair."

The Public Theater said Wednesday that the national tour of the classic hippie musical will return to Broadway for about 10 weeks this summer. It will take over the theater where the punk-driven musical "American Idiot" is being performed when that show closes.

"Hair" is about young Americans searching for love and peace during the Vietnam era. It won the 2009 Tony Award for best revival and played more than 500 performances before closing in June.

When it returns, the cast will be a mix of 2009 company members, actors who joined the London production and those from the tour.

Performances will begin July 5 at the St. James Theatre on 44th Street with opening night scheduled for July 13.

The Broadway visit will end Sept. 10.