Hair

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"Hair" is a groundbreaking rock musical that premiered Off-Broadway in 1967 and later moved to Broadway in 1968. With music by Galt MacDermot and book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni, "Hair" is known for its exploration of counterculture, political activism, and the hippie movement of the 1960s. The musical follows a group of young people known as the "tribe" as they navigate their lives and relationships amidst the backdrop of the Vietnam War and the social unrest of the time. The characters grapple with issues such as racial inequality, sexual liberation, drug use, and the desire for peace. "Hair" also explores the search for identity and self-expression, as well as the generational divide between the youth and their parents. The score of "Hair" features iconic songs like "Aquarius," "Let the Sunshine In," and "Hair," which have become anthems of the era. The show is known for its energetic and immersive style, with performers often breaking the fourth wall and involving the audience in the experience. "Hair" caused a sensation with its controversial themes, including nudity, drug use, and explicit language, which challenged societal norms and pushed the boundaries of traditional musical theater. It became a symbol of the counterculture movement and the spirit of rebellion. The impact of "Hair" extended far beyond the stage. It became a cultural phenomenon and a touchstone for the social and political changes happening in the late 1960s. The show influenced future generations of musical theater and helped pave the way for more experimental and socially conscious productions. With its powerful message of love, peace, and unity, "Hair" continues to be performed and celebrated for its boldness, energy, and cultural significance. It remains a vivid representation of an era that sought to challenge the status quo and create a more inclusive and compassionate world.}

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Authors

Original Authors

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Book & Lyrics
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Music

Later Contributors

There are no known writers who contributed to revisions, etc. following the original production.
Genre: Musical Play

Score

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Original score

Cut prior to Broadway

In score but usually not listed in playbills

Cut during previews

Cut prior to Broadway previews

Cut but sometimes reinstated

Written for film version, but unused

Studio Cast Recordings

No studio cast recordings listed.

Demos & Pre-Production Recordings

From ChatGPT

"Hair" is a groundbreaking rock musical that premiered Off-Broadway in 1967 and later moved to Broadway in 1968. With music by Galt MacDermot and book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni, "Hair" is known for its exploration of counterculture, political activism, and the hippie movement of the 1960s. The musical follows a group of young people known as the "tribe" as they navigate their lives and relationships amidst the backdrop of the Vietnam War and the social unrest of the time. The characters grapple with issues such as racial inequality, sexual liberation, drug use, and the desire for peace. "Hair" also explores the search for identity and self-expression, as well as the generational divide between the youth and their parents. The score of "Hair" features iconic songs like "Aquarius," "Let the Sunshine In," and "Hair," which have become anthems of the era. The show is known for its energetic and immersive style, with performers often breaking the fourth wall and involving the audience in the experience. "Hair" caused a sensation with its controversial themes, including nudity, drug use, and explicit language, which challenged societal norms and pushed the boundaries of traditional musical theater. It became a symbol of the counterculture movement and the spirit of rebellion. The impact of "Hair" extended far beyond the stage. It became a cultural phenomenon and a touchstone for the social and political changes happening in the late 1960s. The show influenced future generations of musical theater and helped pave the way for more experimental and socially conscious productions. With its powerful message of love, peace, and unity, "Hair" continues to be performed and celebrated for its boldness, energy, and cultural significance. It remains a vivid representation of an era that sought to challenge the status quo and create a more inclusive and compassionate world.}

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Authors

Original Authors

...
Book & Lyrics
...
Music

Later Contributors

There are no known writers who contributed to revisions, etc. following the original production.
Genre: Musical Play

Source

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Synopsis

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Trivia & History

With the exception of those noted, all of the songs used in the pre-Broadway version were retained when the show moved to Broadway.

It has not been determined which of the cut songs were written for the off-Broadway version and which were written for the Broadway version. None were used in either production, however.

Other Titles

  • Das ganze Hair (German title)
  • Haare (German title)
  • HAiR (official title)

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