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50th Anniversary Celebration of HAIR at LaMaMa to Be Live Streamed50th Anniversary Celebration of HAIR at LaMaMa to Be Live Streamed
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

The New York Times was first to report that celebratory plans have been set for the groundbreaking musical HAIR's 50th Anniversary which will take place on January 21, 2017 at La MaMa. The event will include original cast members (Natalie Mosco; Allan Nicholls; the Rev. Marjorie Lipari; and Dale Soules), Andre De Shields, the show's creators Galt MacDermot and James Rado and more.  (more...)

NYC Critics to Preview Spring 2017 Season on This Week's THEATER TALKNYC Critics to Preview Spring 2017 Season on This Week's THEATER TALK
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

In a fast-moving half-hour, journalists Jesse Green (theater critic at New York Magazine), Michael Musto (Out, LogoTV, The Village Voice) and Patrick Pacheco (ArtInfo.com, NY1 On Stage) look ahead to the Spring 2017 theater season with THEATER TALK co-hosts Michael Riedel of the New York Post and producer Susan Haskins, now celebrating the 25th anniversary of the popular TV talk show devoted to the stage. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2016

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Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 12/24-12/25/2016Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 12/24-12/25/2016
by - Dec 25, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, December 25, 2016 - Sunday, December 25, 2016. (more...)

HAIR to Celebrate 50th Anniversary 1/21 with Free Event Featuring Original Cast Members, Stories & SongsHAIR to Celebrate 50th Anniversary 1/21 with Free Event Featuring Original Cast Members, Stories & Songs
by BWW News Desk - Dec 25, 2016

The New York Times was first to report that celebratory plans have been set for the groundbreaking musical HAIR's 50th Anniversary which will take place on January 21, 2017 at La MaMa. The event will include original cast members (Natalie Mosco; Allan Nicholls; the Rev. Marjorie Lipari; and Dale Soules), Andre De Shields, the show's creators Galt MacDermot and James Rado and more.  (more...)

MARY POPPINS, HAIR, DRACULA and More Set for Mercury Theater Chicago's 2017 SeasonMARY POPPINS, HAIR, DRACULA and More Set for Mercury Theater Chicago's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Avenue, promises a season filled with laughter, love and entertainment. (more...)

HAIR Authors Strongly Opposed to Trump Campaign Using Their Song 'Aquarius'HAIR Authors Strongly Opposed to Trump Campaign Using Their Song 'Aquarius'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The authors of HAIR, The American Tribal-Love Rock Musical - James Rado, the estate of Gerome Ragni and Galt MacDermot - want the Trump Campaign to cease and desist using any music from the show. (more...)

McDaniel College Presents Iconic Rock Musical HAIRMcDaniel College Presents Iconic Rock Musical HAIR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

McDaniel College presents the iconic rock musical 'Hair' performed by McDaniel theatre arts students. Performances are Wednesday, Nov. 16-Saturday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m., in WMC Alumni Hall at McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster, Md. (Note: The show contains mature language, sexual content, simulated drug use and brief nudity.) (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

In the Wings Promotions is proud to present HAIR - The Original Tribal Love-Rock Musical, directed and choreographed by META winner Nadia Verrucci with Music Direction by META nominee Ian Baird. HAIR features book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado with music by Galt MacDermot. HAIR runs November 23-26, 2016 at the MainLine Theatre in Montreal. (more...)

Barbara Cook, 54 SINGS HAIR and More Slated for Feinstein's/54 Below Next WeekBarbara Cook, 54 SINGS HAIR and More Slated for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for details! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/13/16- HAIRSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/13/16- HAIR
by Stage Tube - Jul 13, 2016

Today in 2011, the return engagement of the second Broadway revival of HAIR opened at the St. James Theatre, where it ran for 67 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...)

McDaniel College Sets Fall 2016 Season of Art, Music, Theatre and MoreMcDaniel College Sets Fall 2016 Season of Art, Music, Theatre and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

McDaniel College offers a variety of art, music, theatre, literary, film and other events during the fall of 2016. (more...)

Tony Danza, Alice Ripley & Emily Skinner and More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below in JulyTony Danza, Alice Ripley & Emily Skinner and More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

This July, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

HAIR, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER & More Set for Metropolis' 2016-17 SeasonHAIR, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER & More Set for Metropolis' 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

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STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/31/16- HAIRSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/31/16- HAIR
by Stage Tube - Mar 31, 2016

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 Review: Schenectady Light Opera Company Lets It All Out To Shine In HAIRBWW Review: Schenectady Light Opera Company Lets It All Out To Shine In HAIR
by Gianluca Russo - Mar 14, 2016

The cast, or tribe as they preferred to be called, of Schenectady Light Opera Company's production of Hair is certainly letting it all out to shine for us in this restaging of the 1968 Broadway game changer. The production is extremely timely considering the upcoming presidential election and protests that accompany it. (more...)


by Iris Moebius - Mar 4, 2016

Am 25. Februar feierte das Gartnerplatztheater Munchen mit Galt MacDermots Rock Musical HAIR Premiere in der Reithalle. In keinem Musical wurden die Ideale der Hippie-Generation so auf den Punkt gebracht wie in diesem Broadway-Hit von 1967. 47 Jahre nach der skandalumwitterten deutschen Erstauffuhrung im Oktober 1968 im Munchner Theater in der Brienner Straße ist das Hippie-Happening jetzt wieder in Munchen zu erleben - mit der großartigen Rockmusik von damals, neu in Szene gesetzt von Gil Mehmert und Melissa King.  Das Publikum bei der Premiere war euphorisch, und wegen der extrem großen Nachfrage wurde inzwischen noch eine Zusatzvorstellung anberaumt. Vorstellungen laufen noch bis 17 Marz, mit der Sondervorstellung am 12 Marz. Die Presse zeigte sich ahnlich begeistert von diesem betagten amerikanischen Klassiker, der heute wieder erschreckend aktuell ist. Das hatten die Kritiker zu sagen: (more...)


by Marcel Konrath - Mar 3, 2016

Gefeierter Auftakt der Europa-Tournee / Bereits uber 50.000 Tickets verkauft / Das legendare Hippie-Musical hat auch 50 Jahre nach seiner Urauffuhrung nichts von seiner Energie verloren (more...)

Actor Bear Bellinger: 'Here's How Inequality Works When You're Not Famous'Actor Bear Bellinger: 'Here's How Inequality Works When You're Not Famous'
by Michael Dale - Feb 12, 2016

The Chicago-based actor writes of inequities those in power would not be aware of if they've never experienced it. (more...)

Julia Murney & More to Celebrate Sir Peter Shaffer at Symphony Space This SpringJulia Murney & More to Celebrate Sir Peter Shaffer at Symphony Space This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Aidan Quinn (Michael Collins, Practical Magic, Legends of the Fall, Broadway's A Streetcar Named Desire, and currently appearing in CBS' Elementary) joins Patrick Breen (Madam Secretary, The Normal Heart), Julia Murney (Wicked, The Wild Party), Valorie Curry (The Following, Twilight, American Pastoral), Sam Underwood (Dexter, Homeland, The Following) and Fundamental Theater Project in celebration of their honorary patron, Sir Peter Shaffer (Equus, Amadeus, Royal Hunt of the Sun) and in support of their mission of fostering emerging voices in the theater. (more...)

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