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Berger, Climax, The Bed, and the original finale Washing the World before they let the sunshine in gives a more rounded insight into what was going on in the free-form, nearly plotless happening that was HAIR.
Your list has reached the maximum number of items. Please create a new list with a new name; move some items to a new or existing list; or delete some items. Television reviews were even more enthusiastic. Allan Jeffreys of ABC said the actors were "the most talented hippies you'll ever see A reviewer from Variety , on the other hand, called the show "loony" and "without a story, form, music, dancing, beauty or artistry. It's impossible to tell whether [the cast has] talent.
Maybe talent is irrelevant in this new kind of show business. Reviews were mixed when Hair opened in London. Irving Wardle in The Times wrote, "Its honesty and passion give it the quality of a true theatrical celebration — the joyous sound of a group of people telling the world exactly what they feel. Young agreed that Hair was "not only a wildly enjoyable evening, but a thoroughly moral one. Acknowledging the show's critics, Scott Miller wrote in that "some people can't see past the appearance of chaos and randomness to the brilliant construction and sophisticated imagery underneath.
The show rejected every convention of Broadway, of traditional theatre in general, and of the American musical in specific. And it was brilliant. I let it fly in the breeze and get caught in the trees, Give a home to the fleas in my hair. A home for fleas, a hive for bees A nest for birds, there ain't no words For the beauty, the splendor, the wonder of my Hair. Flow it, show it, long as God can grow it, my hair. Oh say, can you see my eyes?
If you can Then my hair's too short. They'll be ga ga at the Go Go when they see me in my toga, My toga made of blond, brilliantined, biblical hair. My hair like Jesus wore it, Hallelujah, I adore it. Hair challenged many of the norms held by Western society in The name itself, inspired by the name of a Jim Dine painting depicting a comb and a few strands of hair,   was a reaction to the restrictions of civilization and consumerism and a preference for naturalism.
The longer the hair got, the more expansive the mind was. Long hair was shocking, and it was a revolutionary act to grow long hair. It was kind of a flag, really. The musical caused controversy when it was first staged. The Act I finale was the first time a Broadway show had seen totally naked actors and actresses,  and the show was charged with the desecration of the American flag and the use of obscene language.
Two cases eventually reached the U. Supreme Court. The touring company of Hair met with resistance throughout the United States. In South Bend , Indiana, the Morris Civic Auditorium refused booking,  and in Evansville, Indiana , the production was picketed by several church groups. Supreme Court to be an unlawful prior restraint. The legal challenges against the Boston production were appealed to the U. The Chief of the Licensing Bureau took exception to the portrayal of the American flag in the piece,  saying, "anyone who desecrates the flag should be whipped on Boston Common.
The Hair legal team obtained an injunction against criminal prosecution from the Superior Court,  and the D.
At the request of both parties, several of the justices viewed the production and handed down a ruling that "each member of the cast [must] be clothed to a reasonable extent. After the Federal appellate bench reversed the Massachusetts court's ruling, the D. In a 4—4 decision, the Court upheld the lower court's decision, allowing Hair to re-open on May Local reactions to the controversial material varied greatly.
San Francisco's large hippie population considered the show an extension of the street activities there, often blurring the barrier between art and life by meditating with the cast and frequently finding themselves onstage during the show. In St. Paul , Minnesota, a protesting clergyman released 18 white mice into the lobby hoping to frighten the audience. Jim Lovell and Jack Swigert , after dubbing Apollo 13 's lunar module "Aquarius" after the song, walked out of the production at the Biltmore in protest of perceived anti-Americanism and disrespect of the flag.
After the performance, the theater, located across the street from a popular local bordello, was padlocked by the government, which said the production was "detrimental to the morals of youth.
Hair effectively marked the end of stage censorship in the United Kingdom. The Parisian production encountered little controversy, and the cast disrobed for the nude scene "almost religiously" according to Castelli, nudity being common on stage in Paris. It was produced by Butler, directed by O'Horgan and performed in the Biltmore Theater, where the original Broadway production had played.
The character of Claude is rewritten as an innocent draftee from Oklahoma , newly arrived in New York to join the military, and Sheila is a high-society debutante who catches his eye. In perhaps the greatest diversion from the stage version, a mistake leads Berger to go to Vietnam in Claude's place, where he is killed.
Rado and Ragni were unhappy with the film, feeling that Forman portrayed the hippies as "oddballs" and "some sort of aberration" without any connection to the peace movement, failing to capture the essence of the original stage production. However, the film received generally favorable reviews.
Weller's inventions make this Hair seem much funnier than I remember the show's having been. They also provide time and space for the development of characters who, on the stage, had to express themselves almost entirely in song. Ruth Westheimer. A production of Hair mounted in Montreal was reportedly the 70th professional production of the musical.
The production was well received and ran until February With MacDermot returning to oversee the music, Rado's tour celebrated the show's 25th anniversary. It was directed by Shawn Rozsa. In , the Reprise! James Rado approved an updating of the musical's script to place it in the context of the Iraq War instead of the Vietnam War.
The show was directed and choreographed by Bo Crowell, with musical direction from Christian Nesmith son of Michael Nesmith. James Rado , . Nine months later, The Public Theater presented a fully staged production of Hair at the Delacorte in a limited run from July 22, , to September 14, Groff and Swenson returned as Claude and Berger, together with others from the concert cast.
Hanke replaced Groff as Claude on August Hair, it seems, has deeper roots than anyone remembered". Today Hair seems, if anything, more daring than ever.
The Public Theater production transferred to Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre , beginning previews on March 6, , with an official opening on March 31, Paulus and Armitage again directed and choreographed, and most of the cast returned from the production in the park. Critical response was almost uniformly positive.
The review praised the daring direction, "colorfully kinetic" choreography and technical accomplishments of the show, especially the lighting, commening that "as a smile-inducing celebration of life and freedom, [ Hair is] highly communicable"; but warning: "If you're seated on the aisle, count on [the cast] to be in your face or your lap or These days, the nation is fixated less on war and more on the economy.
As a result, the scenes that resonate most are the ones in which the kids exultantly reject the rat race. What could have been mere nostalgia instead becomes a full-immersion happening. If this explosive production doesn't stir something in you, it may be time to check your pulse.
Having moved indoors to Broadway from the Delacorte Theater On the contrary, they're tearing down the house. This emotionally rich revival Karole Armitage's happy hippie choreography, with its group gropes and mass writhing, looks as if it's being invented on the spot. But there's intelligent form within the seeming formlessness. Every single ensemble member emerges as an individual. After the show I couldn't stop thinking about what would happen to [the characters].
MacDermot's music, which always had more pop than acid, holds up beautifully, given infectious life by the onstage band and the flavorfully blended voices of the cast. Director Diane Paulus helped keep costs low by using an inexpensive set. Rachel Bay Jones later played Mother and other roles. National Tour of the production began on October 21, James Theatre from July 5 through September 10, After that stop, the tour resumed. Previews began on April 1, , with an official opening on April The production received mostly enthusiastic reviews.
Michael Billington of The Guardian described it as "a vibrant, joyous piece of living theatre", writing, "it celebrates a period when the joy of life was pitted against the forces of intolerance and the death-dealing might of the military—industrial complex.
As Shakespeare once said: 'There's sap in't yet. The verve and energy of the company In August , the Broadway version returned for a three-night engagement at the Hollywood Bowl.
Hair has been performed in most of the countries of the world. Rado wrote in that the only places where the show had not been performed were "China, India, Vietnam, the Arctic and Antarctic continents as well as most African countries. The New York Times noted, in , that " Hair was one of the last Broadway musicals to saturate the culture as shows from the golden age once regularly did. Songs from the musical have been featured in films and television episodes. For example, in the film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory , the character Willy Wonka welcomed the children with lyrics from "Good Morning Starshine".
Because of the universality of its pacifist theme, Hair continues to be a popular choice for high-school and university productions. Hair was Broadway's "first fully realized" concept musical , a form that dominated the musical theatre of the seventies,  including shows like Company , Follies , Pacific Overtures and A Chorus Line. By the late s, the genre had played itself out. But the rock musical did not quickly come to dominate the musical theatre stage after Hair.
Critic Clive Barnes commented, "There really weren't any rock musicals. No major rock musician ever did a rock score for Broadway.
You might think of the musical Tommy , but it was never conceived as a Broadway show. And one can see why. There's so much more money in records and rock concerts. I mean, why bother going through the pain of a musical which may close in Philadelphia? On the other hand, Hair had a profound effect not only on what was acceptable on Broadway, but as part of the very social movements that it celebrated.
For example, in , Butler, Castelli and the various Hair casts contributed to fundraising for the World Youth Assembly, a United Nations—sponsored organization formed in connection with the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the United Nations. Hair came with blue jeans, comfortable clothing, colors, beautiful colors, sounds, movement.
A kind of emancipation, a spiritual emancipation that came from [O'Horgan's] staging. Hair until this date has influenced every single thing that you see on Broadway, off-Broadway, off-off-Broadway, anywhere in the world, you will see elements of the experimental techniques that Hair brought not just to Broadway, but to the entire world. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
This article is about the musical. For the musical film, see Hair film. The end of a verse and a chorus of the title song. Blues Classical Country. Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. The original German and Mexican cast albums contain substantial amounts of dialogue. All You Have To Do used in some subsequent productions :.
Hair, Philips S33" LP / / Německo / jazz, swing, pop, psychadelic, rockOBAL PEKNY DESKA VYBORNY STAV A1 One Thousand Year-Old Man A2 So Sing The Children On The Avenue A3 Manhattan Beggar A4 Sheila Franklin/Reading The Writing A5 Washing The World A6 Exanaplanatooch A7 Hello There A8 Mr. Berger A9 I'm Hung A10 Climax B1 Electric Blues B2 I Dig B3 Going Down B4 You Are Standing On .