Oh, Hair. No show in the last couple of years has captured our fancy or beckoned the cash out of our wallets so quickly. Maybe it was the sublime cast or the accessible songs or the fact that seeing it once a week was cheaper than therapy. But oh, how we loved it. And how we get sentimental pangs as its progresses through its revival-y life—from Broadway to London and Beyond. As it closes on the West End and hits the road in America, here’s a look back:
- Our favorite note ever sung on a Broadway stage came from the golden throat of Gavin Creel. Gavin Creel and the Golden Note.
- The only thing more impressive than Gavin’s voice was his sixpack. Disagree? There’s still time to cast your vote. The Hair Shirt: Which Former-Melchior Wore It Best?
- When the Aquarius Tribe moved to London the Mick bade them farewell by….confessing to her Lady Boner for Steel Burkhardt. Obviously. My Open Love Letter to ‘Man of’ Steel Burkhardt.
- Then everything changed. The arrival of Diana Degarmo and Kyle Riabko as Sheila and Claude was… interesting. This is called, “I’m onstage in Hair at the Hirschfeld and I’m acting my face off!”
- And a visit to the cast in London proved more melancholy than expected. Saying Farewell to Hair Across the Atlantic Sea.
- So when the New York closing was announced, we gave the show a very Craptacular bon voyage. Peace out, Hair.