Hair

Hair

Hair

Book and Lyrics by Gerome Ragni & James Rado
Music by Galt MacDermot

Produced for the Broadway stage by Michael Butler
Originally Produced by the New York Shakespeare Festival Theatre

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Hair

Hair

Book and Lyrics by Gerome Ragni & James Rado
Music by Galt MacDermot

Produced for the Broadway stage by Michael Butler
Originally Produced by the New York Shakespeare Festival Theatre

Overview

The American tribal love rock musical Hair celebrates the sixties counterculture in all its barefoot, long-haired, bell-bottomed, beaded and fringed glory. To an infectiously energetic rock beat, the show wows audiences with songs like "Aquarius," "Good Morning, Starshine," "Hair," "I Got Life" and "Let The Sun Shine." Exploring ideas of identity, community, global responsibility and peace, Hair remains relevant as ever as it examines what it means to be a young person in a changing world.

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Cautions

  • Caution Drugs Drugs
  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

Details

  • Genre: Period
  • Time Period: 1960s
  • Cast Attributes: Role(s) for Black Actor(s), Ensemble cast, Expandable casting, Roles for Teens, Multicultural casting, Room for Extras, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Target Audience: Adult, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Authors

Gerome Ragni

Gerome Ragni (1935-1991) From Pittsburgh PA, Gerome was the youngest of a large family with six sisters and two brothers. After four years as a medic in the United States Air Force, he began acting and was recognized by winning the Barter Theatre Award as Outstanding Young Ac ...
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James Rado

James Rado (1932-2022) was an actor, songwriter and co-creator of the characters, story, dialogue and lyrics of Hair. His daydream, since he was a teenager, was to write a Broadway musical. He taught himself how to write lyrics from intense study of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Rod ...

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Galt MacDermot

Galt MacDermot (1928-2018). Two-time Grammy and Tony-award winning composer Galt MacDermot is best known for the music he wrote for the Broadway scores of Hair and Two Gentlemen of Verona. He garnered his first Grammy for the song "African Waltz" in 1960. His work spans the g ...

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