Saturday, October 10, 2009

Hair-Back On Broadway Where It Belongs

When I first heard that they were mounting a revival of Hair I can't say that I was overly excited. Sure I knew some of the songs going into it but truth be told I was more excited about the revival of West Side Story.Well cut to a few months later and who wins the Tony Award for Best Revival? You've got it. Hair. Not only that but I really didn't care for West Side Story. That is except for Karen Olivo who won a much deserved Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. Anyway back to Hair. As I had said I knew a few of the songs but other than that I had never seen a live production or the 1979 movie. I was six when it came out so it wasn't like my mother was going to take me to see it. Besides I was into Star Wars back then. Not movie musicals.

So there I am sitting in my seat at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre waiting for the show to begin not really knowing what to expect or to even like it for that matter. Within a few minutes I was hooked. What an amazing show from start to finish. This is a show that has heart and makes you think. I love shows like that. Hair is a show that deserves and should be seen by anyone that cares about the future of American musical theatre. It is a part of theatre history and I hope that it will be around for a very long time. Go see it.

Applause Theatre and Entertainment
311 West 43rd Street
Suite 601
New York,NY 10036
212-307-7050 or 1-800-451-9930

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