The Theater: Defoliated


Book and Lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado

Music by Galt MacDermot

The latest archaeological dig is at Manhattan's Biltmore Theater. Hair is deader than King Tut and the relics that were buried with him.

The first pop-rock musical has not changed much since its Broadway debut nine years ago. But the social climate of the '60s embraced and sustained it. The intellectual and psychological temper of the '70s is utterly alien to it. The score has a resilient, tuneful tenacity, but all that most playgoers will be able to lend the rest of the show is a deaf ear.

Hair is a cross...

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