Let the Sunshine In! Hollywood Bowl Sets HAIR as Summer 2014 Musical
The Los Angeles Philharmonic has announced its 2014 Summer Series at the Hollywood Bowl, including the Tony-winning musical HAIR, which will run from August 1-3, 2014. The production's cast and director will be announed at a later date.
In the past, the Hollywood Bowl has presented such musicals as the Neil Patrick Harris-helmed RENT with Vanessa Hudgens and Aaron Tveit, and CHICAGO, which starred Ashlee Simpson and Samantha Barks, featuring direction by Brooke Shields.
From its stunning Broadway premiere in 1968, Hair defined the "rock musical," exuberantly celebrating the hippie counterculture, anti-war movement and sexual revolution of the 1960s with a rainbow score of hits - including "Aquarius," "Good Morning Starshine," and "Easy to be Hard" - that have become ingrained in pop culture. Let down your long, beautiful hair, pull out the tie-dye and celebrate this groundbreaking American journey as we "Let the Sunshine In!"
HAIR features a book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado and music by Galt MacDermot, and tells the story of a group of young Americans searching for love and peace during the Vietnam era, HAIR is a timeless portrait of a movement that changed the world. Its groundbreaking rock score paved the way for some of the greatest musicals of our time. The 2009 revival, directed by Diane Paulus, won the 2009 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. The Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle also honored the production with their 2009 award for Outstanding Revival of a Musical.
For more information on the planned production of HAIR, as well as a complete list of the Summer 2014 events, visit HollywoodBowl.com.