The Public Theater's annual gala, Hair to Hamilton: 50 Years of Revolutionary Musicals, will include a 90-minute concert of songs from the Public's most beloved and groundbreaking musicals. Julia Pershan and Julio Peterson will serve as gala co-chairs for this one-night-only special event that will celebrate LuEsther T. Mertz for her invaluable contribution to the past, present, and future of the Public.
Performers at Hair to Hamilton will include Brian d'Arcy James, Christopher Jackson, Phillipa Soo, Nikki M. James, Sasha Allen, Sydney Lucas, Kevin Mambo, Britton Smith, Mary Testa, Akron Watson, and Juson Williams. They will perform songs from such Public productions as Hamilton, Hair, A Chorus Line, Fun Home, Runaways, The Pirates of Penzance, and more. Daniel Sullivan directs, with musical direction by Rob Fisher.
The summertime gala will begin with cocktails and dinner alfresco at 6pm in Central Park, followed by a one-act performance of Hair to Hamilton at 8pm and culminating with an after-party under the stars hosted by the Public Theater Young Partners.