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HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical

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HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical

Online and In-Person Program presented in partnership with the National Museum of American History

Afternoon Lecture/Seminar

Thursday, June 20, 2024 - 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET
Code: 1J0375
In-person Ticket Holders: Warner Bros Theater
National Museum of American History
1300 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC
Online Ticket Holders: Zoom
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(National Museum of American History)

Registration Advisory: This program is free, but requires registration. Note this program has multiple ticket options depending on your choice to attend in person at the Warner Bros. Theater in Washington, DC or as an online program using Zoom.

More than 50 years after its debut in April 1968 at Broadway’s Biltmore Theatre in New York City, HAIR continues to celebrate the hippie counterculture of the 1960s. Discussing its ongoing relevance is a panel including theater critic Peter Marks, original Broadway cast members Shelley Plimpton and Dale Soules, and longtime HAIR publicist Merle Frimark, moderated by arts journalist and Emmy Award-winning commentator Patrick Pacheco.

The show not only changed the face of the American musical theatre but also proved that a Broadway musical could be a powerful form of protest and free speech, exploring the ideas of rebellion and challenging the political, social, and theatrical norms the creators observed around them. 

Following the panel discussion, attendees have the rare opportunity to see objects from the National Museum of American History’s HAIR collection that are not on public display and hear from curators Ryan Lintelman and Krystal Klingenberg about collecting the objects. The program also includes a special performance by members of the cast of Signature Theatre’s current production of HAIR.

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