The self-described â€œAmerican tribal love-rock musicalâ€, the revival of Hair tells the story of a group of friends choosing to speak up and sing out in celebration of love, life and freedom. The first great rock musical, first landing on Broadway in 1968 and translating onto the big screen as a movie in 1979, Hair has some of the most rousing and soulful songs ever written for the stage, including "Let the Sun Shine In," "Easy to be Hard," "Good Morning Starshine," "Aquarius" and the infectious title song, Hair.
Hair had a profound effect not only on what was acceptable on Broadway, but as part of the very social movements that it celebrated. While the characters seemed out of character at the time, itâ€™s now completely acceptable to wear jeans, colors, grow your hair long and listen to rock music. The revival of Hair is reviving not only a musical but a concept of individuality thatâ€™s blossomed into everyday life now. Bloomsberg said of the show, "Hair was then and is now the most exciting new show in town, not so much a breath of spring air as a jolt of adrenaline.â€ The US tour of Hair will be coming to Bostonâ€™s Colonial Theater for a month-long stint in March of 2011.