The producers of Hair announced Friday that the Broadway musical has recouped its $5.76 million investment in just 18 weeks, becoming one of the fastest recouping musicals in history.
The revival of Hair, which originated with the nonprofit Public Theater and opened on March 31 to rave reviews, has sold out most nights and grossed more than $1 million at the box office many weeks. It has also become a must-see with the teen set, taking the place of the recently departed shows, Rent and Spring Awakening.
And well deserved, I say. Good show. Some times that's all it takes to get the kiddies into the seats.
I guess the low overhead of no set and no stars helps, too. (Still, it's a big cast of no stars.)