Every so often the Jujamcyn Theaters (which owns the Al Hirschfeld Theater) forgets that West 45th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues is a mostly residential block. A number of years ago Jujamcyn tried to have the two trees east of its marquee removed completely. We strongly opposed that move. We believe they were responsible for the improper amputation of several major limbs of one of those trees, and a few years later the destruction of yet another tree.
Recently they placed two speakers outside the Hair marquee playing — over and over again — the Hair score. As much as many enjoy this 40+ year-old musical, having it forced upon us is discourteous, at the least.
Update: After several complaints to the Jujamcyn and the city, the speakers have come down.