Volume 78 / Number 4 - June 25 - July 1, 2008
West and East Village, Chelsea, Soho, Noho, Little Italy, Chinatown and Lower East Side, Since
1933

From gravy to groovy: ‘Hair’ to rock Meat Market

For at least one day this summer, the hippies will replace the yuppies in the Meatpacking District.

At 7:30 on Wed., July 9, the cast from the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park production of “Hair” will perform six numbers from the musical on Gansevoort St. between Hudson and Greenwich Sts. The free performance is a joint presentation of the Public and the Theory Icon Project, the artistic/philanthropic arm of the clothing company Theory, which has its corporate headquarters in the neighborhood and will be selling concert T-shirts partly to benefit the Public.

The entire cast, which features Broadway star Jonathan Groff, will be on hand for the 45-minute performance, which includes the show’s better-known numbers: “Aquarius,” “Hair,” “I Got Life,” “Black Boys,” “White Boys” and “Let the Sun Shine In.” The full production opens in Central Park on July 22.

-- Gabriel Zucker

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