Hair is Grammy-Nominated!

Nominations for the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards were announced Dec. 2. Nominees in the Best Musical Show Album category include Ain't Misbehavin', Hair, 9 to 5 The Musical, Shrek The Musical and West Side Story.

A Frizzy, Fizzy Welcome to the Untamed '60s

"You'll be happy to hear that the kids are all right. Quite a bit more than all right. Having moved indoors to Broadway from the Delacorte Theater in Central Park — where last summer they lighted up the night skies, howled at the moon and had ticket seekers lining up at dawn — the young cast members of Diane Paulus's thrilling revival of "Hair" show no signs of becoming domesticated."

An Amazing 'Hair' Day

I have zero nostalgia for the 1960s, but I love this "Hair." Everything aligned perfectly when Diane Paulus resurrected the 1967 epoch-making show in Central Park last summer. Not only did the production throb with life, but having it play under the stars, for free, elevated it to a near-mythical level. Even the audience participation came across like an expression of community rather than cheeseball pandering.

New 'Hair' revival lets it all hang out

"On Broadway, the spring season has brought imperfect productions of two transcendent musicals, West Side Story and Guys and Dolls. Now, to redress the balance, there's a transcendent production of an imperfect musical."


With its alfresco setting and the penetrating echoes of its countercultural themes during an election year in which political disenchantment became endemic, the Public Theater's revival of "Hair" last summer in Central Park was a unique experience. So shifting it indoors could only dim the thrill, right? Wrong.

Joyous revival of 'Hair' arrives on Broadway with exuberance intact

"Hair," the legendary 1960s American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, has made the jump from a summer Central Park engagement to Broadway with all its exuberance intact — and more. If you want to know why this joyous revival, which opened Tuesday at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, is so successful, you need not look any farther than the show's first-act finale.

Hippies of "Hair" Still Explode With Great Music

There was nothing like "Hair" when it opened on Broadway in April 1968, and there's nothing like the revival that opened last night at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. "Hair" was then and is now the most exciting new show in town, not so much a breath of spring air as a jolt of adrenaline.

Joyous revival of 'Hair' arrives on Broadway with exuberance intact

Ever dream of being a dancer on Broadway? Your day has finally arrived. Seriously. In the finale of Broadway's exuberant revival of "Hair," the audience is invited to dance with the entire cast onstage. It is a communal celebratory conclusion to a theatrical experience you will not soon forget.