A New Dawn for Hair

The legendary show is back in New York's Central Park, and so, perhaps, is the Age of Aquarius

Joan Marcus for TIME

Hair runs through August at New York's Delacorte Theater in Central Park.

I never saw the original production of Hair, but I did catch the show a couple of years after its 1968 Broadway debut, when the touring company came to San Francisco. I was a student at Berkeley, and I would occasionally take a break from dodging tear gas in Sproul Plaza to usher for plays in the city. It was a good deal: students could spend half an hour helping fat cats find their way to their orchestra seats and, after the curtain went up, take any empty seat for free. Except that the night I saw Hair, the house was...

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