hair, the first offering at the New York Shakespeare Festival's Public theater, will close it's eight week engagement Sunday night, and be transferred Dec. 22 to Cheetah, the discotheque-nightclub at broadway and 53rd Street.
The Gerome Ragni - James Rado - Galt MacDermot rock 'n' Roll musical which was staged by Gerald Freeman, reached capacity toward the end of its second week at the 299-seat downtown house. Seating capacity at Cheetah will be 687.
The move was made possible by Michael Butler, a 41-year old Chicago financier, a successful angel for other stage projects.
Mr. Butler advanced $50,000 to affect the transfer. Profits will be shared equally by him and the festival.
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