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Date Of Birth:
September 11, 1935
Date Of Death:
July 10, 1991 (55)
Gender:
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STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/31/15- HAIRSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/31/15- HAIR
by Stage Tube - Mar 31, 2015

Today in 2009, the second Broadway revival of HAIR opened at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, where it ran for 519 performances. Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical is a rock musical with a book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni and music by Galt MacDermot. A product of the hippie counter-culture and sexual revolution of the 1960s, several of its songs became anthems of the anti-Vietnam War peace movement. Hair tells the story of the 'tribe', a group of politically active, long-haired hippies of the 'Age of Aquarius' living a bohemian life in New York City and fighting against conscription into the Vietnam War. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Don't Cut HAIR: RETROSPECTIVE From Your Theater ExperienceBWW Reviews: Don't Cut HAIR: RETROSPECTIVE From Your Theater Experience
by Steve Wilson - Mar 29, 2015

The rock musical Hair has been produced many times over the years in Kansas City, but never has it been presented the way the Kansas City Repertory Theatre brought it to the Spencer Theatre on opening night March 27. Artistic Director Eric Rosen directs Hair: Retrospective, which runs through April 12 at the theater on the University of Missouri at Kansas City campus. The retrospective may actually be more enjoyable than the musical itself, (not just my opinion, heard from audience members also). (more...)

BWW Reviews: Ben Vereen's STEPPIN' OUT at 54 Below Entertains with EaseBWW Reviews: Ben Vereen's STEPPIN' OUT at 54 Below Entertains with Ease
by David Clarke - Mar 18, 2015

Simply hearing the name Ben Vereen uttered invokes the magic and allure of Broadway. From originating key roles in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR and PIPPIN, Vereen has called the stages of Broadway home for years. Therefore, it is no surprise that he commands an audience with charm and pizzazz, easily entertaining a full house at 54 Below with his new cabaret show STEPPIN' OUT. (more...)

Big Noise Theatre to Present HAIR, 4/24-5/9Big Noise Theatre to Present HAIR, 4/24-5/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

James Rado, Gerome Ragni, and Galt MacDermot's Tony Award-winning musical, HAIR, will be presented by Big Noise Theatre at Prairie Lakes Community Center Theater, Des Plaines, April 24 through May 9. (more...)

Dare to Defy Productions to Present THE MUSIC OF HAIR, 3/13-14Dare to Defy Productions to Present THE MUSIC OF HAIR, 3/13-14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

One of the most iconic Broadway scores, HAIR features more modern 'hit' songs than any show in history: 'Aquarius,' 'Let The Sun Shine In,' 'Easy To Be Hard,' 'Good Morning Starshine,' and the title song became chart-topping hits, Grammy winners, Gold or Platinum records, or all of the above. The original Broadway cast recording of HAIR remains one of greatest selling pop albums of all time and among the most beloved in music history. (more...)

Clocktower Players Adult Troupe to Present HAIR, 3/14-22Clocktower Players Adult Troupe to Present HAIR, 3/14-22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

HAIR is both a joyous celebration of youth and a poignant journey through a tumultuous 1960s America! (more...)

Dare to Defy Productions to Present THE MUSIC OF HAIR: A CONCERT EXTRAVAGANZA, 3/13-14Dare to Defy Productions to Present THE MUSIC OF HAIR: A CONCERT EXTRAVAGANZA, 3/13-14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

One of the most iconic Broadway scores, HAIR features more modern "hit" songs than any show in history: "Aquarius," "Let The Sun Shine In," "Easy To Be Hard," "Good Morning Starshine," and the title song became chart-topping hits, Grammy winners, Gold or Platinum records, or all of the above. The original Broadway cast recording of HAIR remains one of greatest selling pop albums of all time and among the most beloved in music history. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Josh Canfield and Reed Kelly Charm with FROM BROADWAY TO SURVIVORBWW Reviews: Josh Canfield and Reed Kelly Charm with FROM BROADWAY TO SURVIVOR
by David Clarke - Jan 29, 2015

For Canfield and Kelly's From Broadway to Survivor cabaret, the charming couple shared with audiences their New York experiences, love story, and their vibrant talents. This made for a fun night of Broadway showmanship that amused the collected audience. (more...)

Standing Room Only Theatre Company to Present HAIR, 3/6-15Standing Room Only Theatre Company to Present HAIR, 3/6-15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Standing Room Only Theatre Company staged in the Van Fleet Theatre, Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215. (more...)

Secret Theatre Musicals to Present HAIR, Begin. 1/22Secret Theatre Musicals to Present HAIR, Begin. 1/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Hair is the classic rock musical that set the standard for the many productions that followed and its influences can be seen in todays 'jukebox musicals'. What sets it apart from these descendants is the crucial messages of social, cultural and sexual revolution which given the current climate seems especially relevant with war, racism and the raging discussions over LGBT issues still very much in our daily news. (more...)

2014 South African Theatre Retrospectives: Musical Theatre and Opera2014 South African Theatre Retrospectives: Musical Theatre and Opera
by David Fick - Dec 31, 2014

The penultimate column in our 2014 South African Theatre Retrospectives deals with musical theatre and opera. Today we celebrate 'six of the best' opera and musical theatre productions from around the country - with two honourable mentions for an outstanding cabaret and revue - having already looked at some of the best plays and dance productions of the year. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for KC Rep's 50th Anniversary Season, Featuring OUR TOWN, ANGELS IN AMERICA, STICKY TRAPS and MoreTickets on Sale for KC Rep's 50th Anniversary Season, Featuring OUR TOWN, ANGELS IN AMERICA, STICKY TRAPS and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

Eric Rosen, artistic director of Kansas City Repertory Theatre has announced the 2014-15 season, continuing its tradition of presenting stirring classics and evocative new works created by the finest local and national talent available. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for KC Rep's 50th Anniversary Season, Featuring OUR TOWN, ANGELS IN AMERICA, STICKY TRAPS and MoreTickets on Sale for KC Rep's 50th Anniversary Season, Featuring OUR TOWN, ANGELS IN AMERICA, STICKY TRAPS and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Eric Rosen, artistic director of Kansas City Repertory Theatre has announced the 2014-15 season, continuing its tradition of presenting stirring classics and evocative new works created by the finest local and national talent available. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for KC Rep's 50th Anniversary Season, Featuring OUR TOWN, ANGELS IN AMERICA, STICKY TRAPS and MoreTickets on Sale for KC Rep's 50th Anniversary Season, Featuring OUR TOWN, ANGELS IN AMERICA, STICKY TRAPS and More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

Eric Rosen, artistic director of Kansas City Repertory Theatre has announced the 2014-15 season, continuing its tradition of presenting stirring classics and evocative new works created by the finest local and national talent available. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for KC Rep's 50th Anniversary Season, Featuring OUR TOWN, ANGELS IN AMERICA, STICKY TRAPS and MoreTickets on Sale for KC Rep's 50th Anniversary Season, Featuring OUR TOWN, ANGELS IN AMERICA, STICKY TRAPS and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Eric Rosen, artistic director of Kansas City Repertory Theatre has announced the 2014-15 season, continuing its tradition of presenting stirring classics and evocative new works created by the finest local and national talent available. (more...)

Steve Curry, Original 'Woof' in Broadway's HAIR, Dies at 68Steve Curry, Original 'Woof' in Broadway's HAIR, Dies at 68
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

?According to the New York Times, Steve Curry, an original cast member of the Broadway rock musical HAIR, died on September 13, 2014. He was 68. (more...)

BWW Review:  HAIR Opens at the Barn Players in Kansas CityBWW Review: HAIR Opens at the Barn Players in Kansas City
by Steve Wilson - Sep 21, 2014

Step into the dawning of the Age of Aquarius with Hair now playing at the Barn Players in Mission, Kan. The musical with book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado, and music by Galt MacDermot opened Friday September 19 and runs through October 5. The original rock musical opened Off-Broadway in 1967 at the Joseph Papp's Public Theater and in 1968 opened on Broadway running for 1,750 performances. (more...)

BWW Reviews: No Bombs Greet This Version of HAIR - Just Heat and a Simulation of the EraBWW Reviews: No Bombs Greet This Version of HAIR - Just Heat and a Simulation of the Era
by Roy Berko - Sep 8, 2014

Theatre is representative of the era from which it comes. Seeing a play that reflects a specific time period can reveal the cultural attitudes of the people and society of that period. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for KC Rep's 50th Anniversary Season, Featuring OUR TOWN, ANGELS IN AMERICA, STICKY TRAPS and MoreTickets on Sale for KC Rep's 50th Anniversary Season, Featuring OUR TOWN, ANGELS IN AMERICA, STICKY TRAPS and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Eric Rosen, artistic director of Kansas City Repertory Theatre has announced the 2014-15 season, continuing its tradition of presenting stirring classics and evocative new works created by the finest local and national talent available. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at HAIR at The Barn TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at HAIR at The Barn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

The Barn Theatre presents HAIR, the first and most famous of rock musicals, with music by Galt MacDermot and book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado. Barn Producer Brendan Ragotzy directs HAIR for the fourth time, having made his directorial debut with the 1989 production, then reviving his hit for the 1995 and 2005 seasons. It will be the Barn's sixth time to offer this history-changing musical. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the tribe in action below! (more...)

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