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Jonathan Groff Not Part of HAIR on Broadway


An announcement is expected shortly for the cast of HAIR on Broadway, but one detail has been revealed and that's the non-involvement of Tony nominee Jonathan Groff. Groff, who originated the role of Claude for the show's summer run for the Public Theater is currently appearing in the Off-Broadway production of Prayer for My Enemy.

Representatives for the show have confirmed that he will be unable to join the Broadway production due to other committments.

Tickets for the upcoming Broadway production of HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical -- a critical and popular smash this summer during The Public Theater's sold-out engagement at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park -- will go on-sale exclusively for all American Express cardmembers beginning Wednesday, November 19, 2008.

Starting November 19th through December 5th, American Express cardholders exclusively can purchase tickets to HAIR. The musical begins previews February 13th prior to officially opening on March 5th at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street) on Broadway.

American Express cardmembers can purchase tickets by calling Tele-charge at 212-239-6200, or on-line at

Tickets for the general public will go on sale December 6th.

HAIR has also announced its performance schedule and will play, as follows: Tuesdays at 7pm, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 2pm and 8pm; and Sundays at 2pm and 7:30pm. (Exceptions include no matinee on Saturday, February 14; no Sunday evening performances on April 12 or April 19; added Wednesday matinees at 2pm on April 8 and April 15. Opening night is Thursday, March 5 at 6:45pm.)

With book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni, and music by Galt MacDermot, this Broadway-bound production of HAIR is directed by Diane Paulus. HAIR was a phenomenal success when it first played opened on Broadway in the 60's, and again this past summer when it was a smash hit at the Delacorte, extending there by popular demand an unprecedented three times.

HAIR's move to Al Hirschfeld Theatre marks the first time in over 35 years that the ground-breaking rock musical has been performed on Broadway since its debut in 1968, when it ignited audiences and became an overnight sensation, running until 1972 and playing over 1800 performances.

With a score including such enduring musical numbers as "Let the Sun Shine In," "Aquarius," "Hair" and "Good Morning Starshine," HAIR depicts the birth of a cultural movement in the 60's and 70's that changed America forever: the musical follows a group of hopeful, free-spirited young people who advocate a lifestyle of pacifism and free-love in a society riddled with intolerance and brutality during the Vietnam War. As they explore sexual identity, challenge racism, experiment with drugs and burn draft cards, the "tribe" in HAIR creates an irresistable message of hope, peace and change that continues to resonate with audiences 40 years later.

HAIR casting is to be announced.

Tickets to HAIR will range in price from $37-$67-$77-$122 (premium priced seating also available). Reservations at Tele-charge 212 239 6200 or online at



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