In just little over an hour since I asked the question who will take over the Al Hirshfeld Theatre post A Tale of Two Cities, Playbill.com provided the answer.
The acclaimed production, directed by Diane Paulus, will begin previews at the Hirschfeld February 13, 2009. Opening night is scheduled for March 5. No casting has been announced.
Hopefully most of the cast from the Public Theater's revival will still be available for the Broadway run, especially Jonathan Groff and Will Swenson.
The Broadway production will be produced by The Public Theater and Elizabeth Ireland McCann.
In a statement McCann said, "I had been asking myself, 'Why Hair? Why now?' And when you look at how audiences at the Delacorte jumped from their seats to sing and dance with the cast at the end of the show, you realize that Hair's joy and unbridled hope for a better world is in step with where we are today. Those sentiments certainly echoed like a sonic boom when America went to the polls yesterday and elected Barack Obama."