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31/03/2009 "Hair" returns to Broadway

Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical is a rock musical with a book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado and music by Galt MacDermot. A product of the hippie counterculture and sexual revolution of the late 1960s, several of its songs became anthems of the anti-Vietnam War peace movement. The Broadway revival earned strong reviews and winning the Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for Best Revival of a Musical.


  • Essentials 

  • Musical facts 

  • History 

  • Synopsis 

  • Principal roles; original Off-Broadway and Broadway casts 

  • Early productions 

  • Themes 

  • Dramatics 

  • Music 

  • Critical reception 

  • Social change 

  • Beyond the 1960s 

  • Cultural impact