Ace Young, Diana Degarmo – Broadway Revival of Hair Closes June 27

Ace Young and Diana Degarmo joined the cast of Hair on March 9 of this year. But the American Idol duo’s stint will be cut short. The Broadway revival will shutter it’s doors on June 27.

Poor Diana got the news via text message. Nice.

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via Playbill:

The Tony Award-winning revival of Hair, the iconic 1968 rock musical about peace and free-love that changed Broadway’s musical landscape, will close June 27 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre after playing 29 preview performance and 519 regular performances.

The news of the conclusion of the Broadway run follows the May 28 announcement that the West End production would shutter Sept. 4. With members of the Broadway revival cast in tow, Hair opened to strong reviews in London but failed to ignite the box office. A U.S. tour will launch in October at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

The closing news is bittersweet: The Broadway production will celebrate its 500th performance June 11 and will offer 500 free tickets to the first fans in line outside the Al Hirschfeld Theatre when the box office opens at 10 AM. Each individual may receive one ticket.

Ticket information for Hair can be found HERE.

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15 Comments

  1. Such sad news but not unexpected. The show was struggling even before the cast changeover. I’m sad for Diana, Ace, and the rest of the cast because it’s an amazing show and they give fabulous performances.

  2. I didn’t get to see it with Diana and Ace but glad I got to see the revival. It’s a great show.

  3. At the Idol finale when Ace said he & Diana were in the show til October, my friend & I decided to go to NYC for Labor Day weekend (our summer is already packed with 4 other trips). Since we have non-refundable plane tix, I guess we’re going to NYC anyway. Totally bummed. I love seeing shows in the city, but obviously I wouldn’t be going at all if not for Ace. Same thing happened when he was in Grease – we made plans to go, bought tix & everything, & then the show closed early. I think he’s avoiding us.

  4. Wow, what a way to find out. :-( That really sucks on a number of levels.

    I guess I won’t get a chance to see it either.

  5. I love the costumes, at least from what I see in the photos. People really did dress like that! ha ha!

  6. MJ: Thanks for the link. I just purchased tickets for the last show on the 27th. I’m so excited. I hope Diana and Ace will be in it. Diana was my favorite from her season and it was the first time I voted more than a few times.

    Ha! I love the hippie look. I remember borrowing camel colored corduroy bell bottoms and a wide leather belt from my best friend in 1974. I was like 9. We went to Catholic school, so we had no cool clothes! lol! My sister won a poster contest about peace in Vietnam. That was a long time ago!

  7. I was lucky enough to see Hair twice… once with the original revival cast and once with Ace & Diana. The new cast was good but they really couldn’t hold a candle to the tribe that was shipped off to London. Diana was the only cast member to not come outside the stage door when we were there. I got to meet Ace… he gave hugs all around, pictures, autographs, and stayed to chat. He was super nice and appreciative.

    Sad to see such a great show go :(

  8. Mtlfan:
    06/09/2010 at 7:11 pm

    that sucks. I would have like to see this musical in my city

    There will be a touring company of “Hair” going around the US.

  9. Sad news; I love Broadway and it’s actors work so incredibly hard.
    They should not have to have been informed via text message…

  10. Breakup by text message is brutal, but not necessarily more brutal than the other ways you find out these things in show business. When a tv show gets cancelled mid-season, sometimes the cast and crew just get told at the end of a long work day not to bother coming in tomorrow — or ever again. Wonder if Ace or Diana will want to do the national tour?

  11. No matter how you slice it, getting a text message telling you something like that is unprofessional. The entertainment industry is brutal. Keep your chin up Diana. Her performance last week on The Early Show convinced me she’s going to be an in demand leading lady on the Great White Way for many years to come. If she wants to join another show she’ll be back soon.

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