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Hair

Hair

by Gerome Ragni, James Rado and Galt MacDermot

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Hair

Hair




The first rock musical to hit the Great White Way -- the product of hippie counter-culture and the sexual revolution of the 1960s.


Story:

Berger is the leader of a politically active "tribe" of long haired hippies who include Claude, Berger, Jeannie, Shelia and Woof. But their love-filled way of life is thrown into disarray when Claude is drafted.

Parental Advisory: Contains Explicit Content, Nudity, Drug References, Sexual References and Violence


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Composer

Composer and Lyricist
Gerome Ragni

Lyricist

Composer and Lyricist
James Rado

Librettist

Librettist
Galt MacDermot



  • Premiere
  • 1977
  • 2004
  • 2009
  • 2011
  • 1979 Film

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
Biltmore Theatre
Opening Night
Apr 29, 1968
Total Performances
1,750
Original Cast
Steve Curry, Lynn Kellogg, Shelley Plimpton, James Rado, Gerome Ragni, Lamont Washington, Sally Eaton, Melba Moore
Director
Tom O'Horgan
Choreographer
Julie Arenal
Producer
Michael Butler
Musical Director
Galt MacDermot
Scenic Design
Robin Wagner
Costume Design
Nancy Potts
Lighting Design
Jules Fisher

1977 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Biltmore Theatre
Opening Night
Oct 5, 1977
Total Performances
43
Original Cast
Cleavant Derricks, Randall Easterbrook, Ellen Foley, Annie Golden, Michael Hoit, Alaina Reed, Iris Rosenkrantz, Scott Thornton, Byron Utley, Kristen Vigard
Director
Tom O'Horgan
Choreographer
Julie Arenal
Producer
Michael Butler
Musical Director
Denzil A. Miller
Scenic Design
Robin Wagner
Costume Design
Nancy Potts
Lighting Design
Jules Fisher

2009 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Al Hirschfeld Theatre
Opening Night
Mar 31, 2009
Total Performances
519
Original Cast
Sasha Allen, Ato Blankson-Wood, Steel Burkhardt, Jackie Burns, Allison Case, Gavin Creel, Lauren Elder, Allison Guinn, Anthony Hollock, Kaitlin Kiyan, Andrew Kober, Megan Lawrence, Caissie Levy, Nicole Lewis, John Moauro, Darius Nichols, Brandon Pearson, Megan Reinking, Paris Remillard, Bryce Ryness, Saycon Sengbloh, Maya Sharpe, Kacie Sheik, Theo Stockman, Will Swenson, Tommar Wilson
Director
Diane Paulus
Choreographer
Karole Armitage
Producer
The Joseph Papp Public Theater / New York Shakespeare Festival, Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Gary Goddard Entertainment, Kathleen K. Johnson, Nederlander Productions, Fran Kirmser Productions/Jed Bernstein, Marc Frankel, Broadway Across America, Barbara Manocherian/Wencarlar Productions, JK Productions/Terry Schnuck, Andy Sandberg, Jam Theatricals, The Weinstein Company/Norton Herrick and Jujamcyn Theaters
Musical Director
Nadia Digiallonardo
Orchestrations
Galt MacDermot
Scenic Design
Scott Paulus
Costume Design
Michael McDonald
Lighting Design
Kevin Adams
Sound Design
Acme Sound Partners and Nevin Steinberg

2011 Broadway Revival

Theatre
St. James Theatre
Opening Night
July 13, 2011
Total Performances
67
Original Cast
Paris Remillard, Steel Burkhardt, Caren Lyn Tackett, Matt DeAngelis, Kaitlin Kiyan, Darius Nichols, Kacie Sheik, Phyre Hawkins, Josh Lamon
Director
Diane Paulus
Choreographer
Karole Armitage
Producer
The Public Theater (Oskar Eustis: Artistic Director), Nederlander Productions, Inc, Carl Moellenberg/Wenlarbar Productions, Rebecca Gold/Myla Lerner, Rick Costello, Joy Newman & David Schumeister, Paul G Rice/Paul Bartz, Debbie Bisno, Christopher Hart Productions, John Pinckard, Terry Schnuck and Joey Parnes
Musical Director
David Truskinoff
Orchestrations
Galt MacDermot
Scenic Design
Scott Paulus
Costume Design
Michael McDonald
Lighting Design
Kevin Adams
Sound Design
Acme Sound Partners and Nevin Steinberg

1979 Film Version

Movie Name
Hair
Type
Hollywood Musical
Director
Milos Forman
Screenplay
Michael Weller
Starring
John Savage, Treat Williams, Beverly D'Angelo, Annie Golden, Dorsey Wright, Don Dacus, Cheryl Barnes, Richard Bright, Nicholas Ray, Charlotte Rae, Miles Chapin





CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast and 1967 Off-Broadway Cast

CD
2009 Broadway Revival Cast Album

CD
Motion Picture Soundtrack


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections


Videos

DVD
Original Hollywood Version DVD

Blu-Ray
Original Hollywood Version Blu-Ray


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1969 Tony Award Nominations

Best Musical
Best Direction of a Musical

1968 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Vernon Rice-Drama Desk Award - Galt MacDermot for His Music

2009 Tony Award Nominations

Best Revival of a Musical
Best Actor in a Musical - Gavin Creel
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Will Swenson
Best Choreography
Best Direction of a Musical
Best Costume Design of a Musical
Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Best Sound Design of a Musical

2009 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Revival of a Musical
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Will Swenson
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Bryce Ryness
Outstanding Choreography
Outstanding Costume Design
Outstanding Lighting Design in a Musical
Outstanding Set Design of a Musical
Outstanding Director of a Musical

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