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"HAIR: a Celebration of Peace and Love," the 2009 Tony Award-Winning Best Musical Revival directed by Diane Paulus, will play the Peabody Auditorium for a limited engagement at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 7.
With an iconic score of chart-topping hits, such as "Let the Sun Shine In," Aquarius," "Hair" and "Good Morning Starshine," "HAIR" energetically depicts the birth of a cultural movement in the '60s and '70s that changed America forever.
The musical follows a group of charismatic, free-spirited young people who passionately preach a lifestyle of pacifism and free love in a society riddled with intolerance and brutality during the Vietnam War. The play's powerful message resonates as much today as it did 40 years ago when the show opened on Broadway.
This critically acclaimed revival became a theatrical tour de force in its limited engagement in Central Park, later moving to Broadway where it won the Tony Award for Best Musical Revival as well as the Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle award for Outstanding Revival of a Musical.
Choreographed by Karole Armitage, "HAIR" features a book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado with music by Galt MacDermot.
This new production of HAIR, which features an exuberant finale where audiences are invited onstage to dance with the cast, has a level of inclusiveness that is rarely seen in musical theater.
Tickets for HAIR are on sale now and can be purchased at the Peabody Box Office, charged by phone at (800) 745-3000 or online at ticketmaster.com
More show information can be found at www.HairOnTour.com.