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BWW Review: Benjamin Eakeley Dazzles with BROADWAY SWINGER at Feinstein's/54 BelowBWW Review: Benjamin Eakeley Dazzles with BROADWAY SWINGER at Feinstein's/54 Below
by David Clarke - Jan 11, 2016

Last week, Broadway veteran Benjamin Eakeley delighted audiences with his charming solo cabaret Broadway Swinger at Feinstein's/54 Below. The 60s themed show featured a book by Tim Murray and Eakeley, which was filled with interesting factoids about the decade. It was also masterfully directed by JV Mercanti. Through the songs of Broadway and with a gorgeous vocal instrument, Eakeley charted how musical theater, much like the rest of America, transitioned from the saccharine sweet ideals of the 50s to the uninhibited and libidinous vibes of the sexual revolution. (more...)


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Boyd Gaines Joins Julia Murney and More in Fundamental Theater Project's 2015 GalaBoyd Gaines Joins Julia Murney and More in Fundamental Theater Project's 2015 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

Boyd Gaines, four-time Tony Winner (Gypsy, She Loves Me, Driving Miss Daisy), joins Julia Murney (Wicked, The Wild Party), veteran director Tony Walton, 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...)

STAGE TUBE: Ben Vereen's HAIR Performs at Arts and Curtural Alliance Awards Night 2015STAGE TUBE: Ben Vereen's HAIR Performs at Arts and Curtural Alliance Awards Night 2015
by Stage Tube - Oct 28, 2015

Tony Award winner†Ben Vereen†directs HAIR at the Venice Theatre MainStage, Nov. 9, 2015 - Dec. 13, 2015. Music by†Galt MacDermot; Book and Lyrics by†Gerome Ragni†and†James Rado. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the ARTS AND CULTURAL ALLIANCE AWARDS NIGHT 2015 performance below! (more...)

BWW Review: Theatre UCF's Talented HAIR Cast 'Trips' Back to 1968BWW Review: Theatre UCF's Talented HAIR Cast 'Trips' Back to 1968
by Matt Tamanini - Oct 18, 2015

Since its Off-Broadway debut in 1967, HAIR has become a touchstone for musical theatre fans with a fondness for the decade's counter-culture revolution. Having won both a Tony and a Grammy, there is no doubt that this musical, which defies nearly every theatrical convention, has become as important a part of the genre's cannon as any of the Golden Age's classics. However, it is a show that I have just never 'got.' Perhaps I am too square to appreciate the flower-power sensibility, or too straight-laced to understand the era of psychedelic drugs and free love. Nonetheless, the score by Galt MacDermot (music) and James Rado and Gerome Ragni (lyrics) contains some of the theatre's best 'rock' songs with pop cross-overs 'Aquarius,' 'Good Morning Starshine,' and 'Let the Sunshine In.' Theatre UCF's production of 'The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical,' which runs through October 25th, might not have been able to make me appreciate the show's trippy conceit, but it did confirm that the program has just as much talent as nearly any of Central Florida's professional theatres. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Rehearsal Highlights of Venice Theatre's HAIR, Directed by Ben Vereen!BWW TV: Watch Rehearsal Highlights of Venice Theatre's HAIR, Directed by Ben Vereen!
by TV - On the Road - Oct 17, 2015

Tony Award winner Ben Vereen directs HAIR at the Venice Theatre MainStage, Nov. 9, 2015 - Dec. 13, 2015. Music by Galt MacDermot; Book and Lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the rehearsals below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rehearsals for Venice Theatre's HAIR, Directed by Ben VereenPhoto Flash: First Look at Rehearsals for Venice Theatre's HAIR, Directed by Ben Vereen
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2015

Tony Award winner†Ben Vereen†directs HAIR at the Venice Theatre MainStage, Nov. 9, 2015 - Dec. 13, 2015. Music by†Galt MacDermot; Book and Lyrics by†Gerome Ragni†and†James Rado. †BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the rehearsals below! (more...)

Theatre UCF to Present HAIRTheatre UCF to Present HAIR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2015

Theatre UCF presents Hair, the American tribal love rock musical, by Gerome Ragni, James Rado, and Galt MacDermot, from October 15-25 on the Main Stage at the UCF Campus. (more...)

Ben Vereen to Direct HAIR at the Venice Theatre, 11/9; Son Aaron Vereen Among Cast!Ben Vereen to Direct HAIR at the Venice Theatre, 11/9; Son Aaron Vereen Among Cast!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2015

Tony Award winner Ben Vereen directs HAIR at the †Venice Theatre MainStage,†Nov. 9, 2015 - Dec. 13, 2015.†Music by Galt MacDermot; Book and Lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado. (more...)

Photo Flash: HAIR Begins Tonight at Bainbridge Performing ArtsPhoto Flash: HAIR Begins Tonight at Bainbridge Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

Rock music, counter-culture, and the sexual revolution take center stage in HAIR, the first and most successful rock musical of all time, at Bainbridge Performing Arts this month.†Featuring the iconic numbers Aquarius, Good Morning Starshine, I Believe in Love, Hair, I Got Life, What a Piece of Work Is Man, and Hippie Life, HAIR offers meaningful commentary on the generational divide of the Sixties, lending vitality and insights that remain relevant today. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

HAIR to Run 10/9-25 at BPAHAIR to Run 10/9-25 at BPA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

Rock music, counter-culture, and the sexual revolution take center stage in HAIR, the first and most successful rock musical of all time. Featuring the iconic numbers Aquarius, Good Morning Starshine, I Believe in Love, Hair, I Got Life, What a Piece of Work Is Man, and Hippie Life, HAIR offers meaningful commentary on the generational divide of the Sixties, lending vitality and insights that remain relevant today. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at HAIR at Bainbridge Performing ArtsPhoto Flash: First Look at HAIR at Bainbridge Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

Rock music, counter-culture, and the sexual revolution take center stage in HAIR, the first and most successful rock musical of all time, at Bainbridge Performing Arts this month.†Featuring the iconic numbers Aquarius, Good Morning Starshine, I Believe in Love, Hair, I Got Life, What a Piece of Work Is Man, and Hippie Life, HAIR offers meaningful commentary on the generational divide of the Sixties, lending vitality and insights that remain relevant today. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

HAIR to Run 10/9-25 at BPAHAIR to Run 10/9-25 at BPA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

Rock music, counter-culture, and the sexual revolution take center stage in HAIR, the first and most successful rock musical of all time. Featuring the iconic numbers Aquarius, Good Morning Starshine, I Believe in Love, Hair, I Got Life, What a Piece of Work Is Man, and Hippie Life, HAIR offers meaningful commentary on the generational divide of the Sixties, lending vitality and insights that remain relevant today. (more...)

Playhouse on Park Extends HAIRPlayhouse on Park Extends HAIR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

The love continues to grow at Playhouse on Park! After several weeks of performances that have wowed audiences and critics alike, the Playhouse has extended the run of HAIR to July 26. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/13/15- HAIRSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/13/15- HAIR
by Stage Tube - Jul 13, 2015

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...)

BWW Reviews: Playhouse on Park Closes Season With a HAIR DoBWW Reviews: Playhouse on Park Closes Season With a HAIR Do
by Jacques Lamarre - Jul 13, 2015

Playhouse on Park lets their freak flag fly. (more...)

Playhouse on Park Adds HAIR Weekday MatineePlayhouse on Park Adds HAIR Weekday Matinee
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

The wildly engaging and lively production of HAIR at Playhouse on Park has produced such a positive response from critics and patrons alike, resulting in a special offer. Tickets for this matinee performance on Tuesday, June 30 at 2:00 pm, are now on sale! All seats are being offered at one low price of $32.50. (more...)

St. Dunstan's Theatre to Present HAIR, 5/29-6/13St. Dunstan's Theatre to Present HAIR, 5/29-6/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

St. Dunstan's Theatre Guild of Cranbrook presents Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, written by James Rado and Gerome Ragni, with music by Galt MacDermot. This 1960s musical remains timely and popular because of its commentary on love, peace, and politics. The story focuses on Berger (Gannon Styles, Northville), Claude (Dan Clair, Canton), and Sheila (Bridget Leary, Bloomfield Hills), along with the rest of the 'tribe' as they attempt to reconcile their desire for personal freedom with the traditional expectations put in place by their parents and society. Hair will be a crowd-favorite with hit songs 'Aquarius,' 'Let the Sunshine,' and 'Hair'. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES June 6-12THIS WEEK IN PICTURES June 6-12
by Nora Dominick - Jun 12, 2015

Still†reeling from the 2015 Tony Awards? Can't get 'Ring of Keys' and 'Shall We Dance?' out of your head? Didn't have time check in on all of the latest Broadway news? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Playhouse on Park's HAIRPhoto Flash: First Look at Playhouse on Park's HAIR
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Starting last night,†June 10, Playhouse on Park finishes its fabulous sixth season with Tony-award winning HAIR, a worldview-shattering musical that, upon its initial premiere, delivered social commentary with a punch that remains relevant to this day. HAIR runs now through July 19. Opening night is set for tomorrow, June 12. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

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