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Michael Butler, Producer Of Broadway's Original HAIR, Passes Away At 95 Photo Michael Butler, Producer Of Broadway's Original HAIR, Passes Away At 95
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 8, 2022

Michael Butler, famed producer of the musical Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, passed peacefully November 7, 2022 at the Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging in Reseda, CA.  He was born November 26, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois.

Rooftop Musical Society to Present HAIR in November Photo Rooftop Musical Society to Present HAIR in November
by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 8, 2022

This November (11/4-11/6 & 11/10-11/12) Rooftop Musical Society will take on HAIR, The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical with book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado and music by Galt MacDermot. The production marks the company's return to fully-staged musicals after their pandemic hiatus. Known for creating unique theatrical experiences, this will be HAIR as you've never seen it before.

HAIR Co-Creator James Rado Dies at 90 Photo HAIR Co-Creator James Rado Dies at 90
by Stephi Wild - Jun 22, 2022

James Rado, the Tony and Grammy Award-winning sole surviving co-creator of the ground-breaking Broadway musical HAIR - The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, died peacefully Tuesday evening, June 21, 2022 in New York City surrounded by his loving family. 

Author Michael Butler Releases Three Books Photo Author Michael Butler Releases Three Books
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 7, 2022

Author Michael Butler has announced the promotion of his three books, Super Tech Kids, Blizzy Codes and Police: Black Redemption.

HAIR IL MUSICAL riparte in Tour da gennaio 2022 Photo HAIR IL MUSICAL riparte in Tour da gennaio 2022
by Andrea Domanico - Dec 16, 2021

Riparte il tour di HAIR IL MUSICAL prodotto da MTS Entertainment e Compagnia dell’Alba con nuovi membri del cast. Scatenata, coloratissima, emozionante, coinvolgente, quella di HAIR, creato da James Rado e Gerome Ragni - autori rispettivamente del libretto e delle liriche -  e da Galt MacDermot, autore delle musiche, è una storia senza tempo, una storia di amicizia, amore libero e pacifismo, ancora oggi simbolo della controcultura hippie, che porta messaggi di straordinaria attualità

Photos: Ensemble Theatre Company Presents THE WICKHAMS: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY Photo Photos: Ensemble Theatre Company Presents THE WICKHAMS: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 7, 2021

Ensemble Theatre Company is presenting the second show of its 2021-2022 season, a romantic holiday treat for the entire family, The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley, by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon and directed by Michael Butler.

BWW Review: THE WICKHAMS: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY at Ensemble Theatre Company Photo BWW Review: THE WICKHAMS: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY at Ensemble Theatre Company
by Maggie Yates - Dec 6, 2021

'The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley' is Jane Austin fanfiction that allows her popular characters life after the end of the novel. By Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, The Wickhams is harmless entertainment that transports the audience back to England of the early 1800s.

BWW Previews: THE WICKHAMS: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY at Ensemble Theatre Company Photo BWW Previews: THE WICKHAMS: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY at Ensemble Theatre Company
by Maggie Yates - Nov 30, 2021

‚ÄúThe Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley,‚ÄĚ written by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon and produced by Ensemble Theater Company, is the second of three imagined sequels to Jane Austen‚Äôs 'Pride and Prejudice.' This play takes place concurrently with the first of this trilogy, ‚ÄúMiss Bennett: Christmas at Pemberley,‚ÄĚ which was performed by Ensemble Theatre Company pre-pandemic.

Ensemble Theatre Company Presents THE WICKHAMS: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY Photo Ensemble Theatre Company Presents THE WICKHAMS: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 11, 2021

Ensemble Theatre Company presents the second show of its 2021-2022 season, a romantic holiday treat for the entire family, The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley, by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon and directed by Michael Butler. 

Ensemble Theatre Company Announces Its Reopening 2021-2022 Season Of Shows Photo Ensemble Theatre Company Announces Its Reopening 2021-2022 Season Of Shows
by A.A. Cristi - May 27, 2021

Ensemble Theatre Company has announced the reopening of its theater to in-person audiences! ETC is planning a new season of five adventurous productions beginning in October 2021.

Michael Butler Videos

VIDEO: Geva's 46th Season Begins With HAIR Videoplay
VIDEO: Geva's 46th Season Begins With HAIR

by Stage Tube - Sep 11, 2018

Geva Theatre Center presents Hair, with book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado, music by Galt MacDermot, directed by Melissa Rain Anderson, with musical direction by Don Kot, and choreography by Liz Ramos in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from September 4 through October 7.