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The two married inafter same-sex marriage became legal in California. They kept the relationship and his sexual orientation secret until the marriage made headlines in Manilow did not want his personal relationship with Kief to become public. The media began to publicize the event when a friend of Manilow's, Suzanne Somerspublicly disclosed the private exchange of vows at Manilow's home in Palm Springs. No official paperwork was filed, but it was reported that Manilow and Kief exchanged wedding bands as a sign of their dedication.

However, when his fans learned of the marriage, they were supportive. It spent a total of eight weeks on Hot chart and also charted in Great Britain, Canada and Australia. Inan American tabloid claimed that Manilow was engaged to porn star Robin Byrd. After he met Byrd, his band gave him a videotape of Debbie Does Dallas as a present for his birthday. Manilow told Carson that he could not watch his friend doing what she does in that movie. Manilow said in a statement that he was specifically told in writing that the concert would be part of a non-partisan event.

The ad, a thirty-second spot which began airing on January 31, suggested that people listen to KBIG because it does not play Manilow's music. Tucker Cheadle. Espinosa sought unspecified damages, and the trial was set for September 23, The suit also named Manilow's production Album), an Arizona concert promoter and the city Sarah Sarah - Jonathan Butler - More Than Friends (CD Tucson, Arizonawhich runs the convention center where the concert was held.

To help in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina infor every US dollar donated by his fans to the American Red Cross through the Manilow Fund for Health and Hope website, Manilow personally matched, and the fund itself also matched, tripling the original donation. Manilow made headlines in June when Australian officials blasted his music from 9pm until midnight every Friday, Saturday and Sunday to deter gangs of youths from congregating in a residential area late at night.

On October 27,Manilow visited Joplin, Missouria little more than five months after a tornado destroyed one-third of that city, including its only high school.

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In her stage directions for a Senate hearing scene in Viet RockTerry wrote, "The actors should take turns being senators and witnesses; the transformations should be abrupt and total. When the actor is finished with one character he becomes another, or just an actor. Hair was designed in much the same way. Tom O'Horgan, the show's Broadway director, was intimately involved in the experimental theatre movement. Both Hair and Viet Rock include rock music, borrowed heavily from mass media, and frequently break down the invisible " fourth wall " to interact with the audience.

For example, in the opening number, the tribe mingles with audience members, and at the end of the show, the audience is invited on stage. In the original Broadway production, the stage was completely open, with no curtain and the fly area and grid exposed to the audience. The proscenium arch was outlined with climb-ready scaffolding. Wagner's spare set was painted in shades of grey with street graffiti stenciled on the stage.

The stage was raked, and a tower of abstract scaffolding upstage at the rear merged a Native American totem pole and a modern sculpture of a crucifix -shaped tree. This scaffolding was decorated with found objects that the cast had gathered from the streets of New York. Some of these included mixed parts of military uniforms, bell bottom jeans with Ukrainian embroidery, tie dyed T-shirts and a red white and blue fringed coat.

At the musical cue, "they [stood] naked and motionless, their bodies bathed in Fisher's light projection of floral patterns. They chant[ed] of 'beads, flowers, freedom, and happiness. Groucho Marx quipped, "I was gonna go see it, and then I called up the theater.

I told them I'd call back, went into my bathroom, took off all my clothes, and looked at myself in the full-length mirror. Then I called the theater and said, 'Forget it. The nudity was optional for the performers.

The French cast was "the nudest" of the foreign groups, while the London cast "found nudity the hardest to achieve". So I did it. We put so much value on clothing. It's like so much else people get uptight about. We stood naked to comment on the fact that society makes more of nudity than killing.

Not only the soul but the whole body was being exposed. It was very apt, very honest and almost necessary. Much deeper though. Hair is very African — a lot of [the] rhythms, not the tunes so much.

MacDermot has claimed that the songs "can't all be the same. You've got to get different styles. I like to think they're all a little different. The same hard rock sound that had conquered the world of popular music made its way to the musical stage with two simultaneous hits — Your Own Thing [and] Hair. This explosion of revolutionary proclamations, profanity and hard rock shook the musical theatre to its roots. Most people in the theatre business were unwilling to look on Hair as anything more than a noisy accident.

Tony voters tried to ignore Hair's importance, shutting it out from any honors. However, some now insisted it was time for a change. New York Times critic Clive Barnes gushed that Hair was "the first Broadway musical in some time to have the authentic voice of today rather than the day before yesterday. The music did not resonate with everyone. Leonard Bernstein remarked "the songs are just laundry lists" [] and walked out of the production.

The score had many more songs than were typical of Broadway shows of the day. The show was under almost perpetual re-write.

The Shakespearean speech " What a piece of work is a man " was originally spoken by Claude and musicalized by MacDermot for Broadway, and "Hashish" was formed from an early speech of Berger's. The first recording of Hair was made in featuring the off-Broadway cast. It stayed at No. Its exotic orange-and-green cover art imprinted itself instantly and indelibly on the psyche. The London revival cast album contains new music that has been incorporated into the standard rental version.

Some of the songs were cut between the Public and Broadway productions, some had been left off the original cast album due to space, and a few were never performed onstage. The score of Hair saw chart successes, as well. The Cowsills ' recording of the title song "Hair" climbed to No. Reception to Hair upon its Broadway premiere was, with exceptions, overwhelmingly positive.

I think it is simply that it is so likable. So new, so fresh, and so unassuming, even in its pretensions. O'Connor of The Wall Street Journal said the show was "exuberantly defiant and the production explodes into every nook and cranny of the Biltmore Theater". Television reviews were even more enthusiastic.

Allan Jeffreys of ABC said the actors were "the most talented hippies you'll ever see A reviewer from Varietyon the other hand, called the show "loony" and "without a story, form, music, dancing, beauty or artistry. It's impossible to tell whether [the cast has] talent.

Maybe talent is irrelevant in this new kind of show business. Reviews were mixed when Hair opened in London. Irving Wardle in The Times wrote, "Its honesty and passion give it the quality of a true theatrical celebration — the joyous sound of a group of people telling the world exactly what they feel. Young agreed that Hair was "not only a wildly enjoyable evening, but a thoroughly moral one.

Darlington of The Daily Telegraph wrote that he had "tried hard", but found the evening "a complete bore — noisy, ugly and quite desperately funny". Acknowledging the show's critics, Scott Miller wrote in that "some people can't see past the appearance of chaos and randomness to the brilliant construction and sophisticated imagery underneath. The show rejected every convention of Broadway, of traditional theatre in general, and of the American musical in specific.

And it was brilliant. I let it fly in the breeze and get caught in the trees, Give a home to the fleas in my hair. A home for fleas, a hive for bees A nest for birds, there ain't no words For the beauty, the splendor, the wonder of my Hair. Flow it, show it, long as God can grow it, my hair. Oh say, can you see my eyes?

If you can Then my hair's too short. They'll be ga ga at the Go Go when they see me in my toga, My toga made of blond, brilliantined, biblical hair. My hair like Jesus wore it, Hallelujah, I adore it. Hair challenged many of the norms held by Western society in The name itself, inspired by the name of a Jim Dine painting depicting a comb and a few strands of hair, [5] [] was a reaction to the restrictions of civilization and consumerism and a preference for naturalism.

The longer the hair got, the more expansive the mind was. Long hair was shocking, and it was a revolutionary act to grow long hair. It was kind of a flag, really. The musical caused controversy when it was first staged. The Act I finale was the first time a Broadway show had seen totally naked actors and actresses, [1] and the show was charged with the desecration of the American flag and the use of obscene language.

Two cases eventually reached the U. Supreme Court. The touring company of Hair met with resistance throughout the United States. In South BendIndiana, the Morris Civic Auditorium refused booking, [] and in Evansville, Indianathe production was picketed by several church groups.

Supreme Court to be an unlawful prior restraint. The legal challenges against the Boston production were appealed to the U. The Chief of the Licensing Bureau took exception to the portrayal of the American flag in the piece, [] saying, "anyone who desecrates the flag should be whipped on Boston Common. The Hair legal team obtained an injunction against criminal prosecution from the Superior Court, [] and the D. At the request of both parties, several of the justices viewed the production and handed down a ruling that "each member of the cast [must] be clothed to a reasonable extent.

After the Federal appellate bench reversed the Massachusetts court's ruling, the D. In a 4—4 decision, the Court upheld the lower court's decision, allowing Hair to re-open on May In Aprila bomb was thrown at the exterior of a theater in ClevelandOhio that had been housing a production, bouncing off the marquee and shattering windows in the building and in nearby storefronts.

Local reactions to the controversial material varied greatly. San Francisco's large hippie population considered the show an extension of the street activities there, often blurring the barrier between art and life by meditating with the cast and frequently finding themselves onstage during the show. In St. PaulMinnesota, a protesting clergyman released 18 white mice into the lobby hoping to frighten the audience. Jim Lovell and Jack Swigertafter dubbing Apollo 13 's lunar module "Aquarius" after the song, walked out of the production at the Biltmore in protest of perceived anti-Americanism and disrespect of the flag.

An AcapulcoMexico production of Hairdirected by Castelli, [46] played in for one night. After the performance, the theater, located across the street from a popular local bordello, was padlocked by the government, which said the production was "detrimental to the morals of youth. Hair effectively marked the end of stage censorship in the United Kingdom. The Parisian production encountered little controversy, and the cast disrobed for the nude scene "almost religiously" according to Castelli, nudity being common on stage in Paris.

A Broadway revival of Hair opened in for a run of 43 performances. It was produced by Butler, directed by O'Horgan and performed in the Biltmore Theater, where the original Broadway production had played. The cast of actors included former stars from various productions around the globe: Moore, Vereen, Williams and Summer, as well as guest performers Bea ArthurFrank Stallone and Dr.

Ruth Westheimer. A production of Hair mounted in Montreal was reportedly the 70th professional production of the musical. The production was well received and ran until February Hair Sarajevo, AD was staged during the siege of Sarajevo as an appeal for peace. With MacDermot returning to oversee the music, Rado's tour celebrated the show's 25th anniversary.

It was directed by Shawn Rozsa. Inthe Reprise! James Rado approved an updating of the musical's script to place it in the context of the Iraq War instead of the Vietnam War. The show was directed and choreographed by Bo Crowell, with musical direction from Christian Nesmith son of Michael Nesmith. James Rado[]. Nine months later, The Public Theater presented a fully staged production of Hair at the Delacorte in a limited run from July 22,to September 14, Groff and Swenson returned as Claude and Berger, together with others from the concert cast.

Hanke replaced Groff as Claude on August Hair, it seems, has deeper roots than anyone remembered". Today Hair seems, if anything, more daring than ever. The Public Theater production transferred to Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatrebeginning previews on March 6,with an official opening on March 31, Paulus and Armitage again directed and choreographed, and most of the cast returned from the production in the park.

Critical response was almost uniformly positive. The review praised the daring direction, "colorfully kinetic" choreography and technical accomplishments of the show, especially the lighting, commening that "as a smile-inducing celebration of life and freedom, [ Hair is] highly communicable"; but warning: "If you're seated on the aisle, count on [the cast] to be in your face or your lap or These days, the nation is fixated less on war and more on the economy. As a result, the scenes that resonate most are the ones Album) which the kids exultantly reject the rat race.

What could have been mere nostalgia instead becomes a full-immersion happening. If this explosive production doesn't stir something in you, it may be time to check your pulse. Having moved indoors to Broadway from the Delacorte Theater On the contrary, they're tearing down the house.

This emotionally rich revival Karole Armitage's happy hippie choreography, with its group gropes and mass writhing, looks as if it's being invented on the spot. But there's intelligent form within the seeming formlessness. Every single ensemble member emerges as an individual. After the show I couldn't stop thinking about what would happen to [the characters].

MacDermot's music, which always had more pop than acid, holds up beautifully, given infectious life by the onstage band and the flavorfully blended voices of the cast. Director Diane Paulus helped keep costs low by using an inexpensive set. Rachel Bay Jones later played Mother and other roles.

National Tour of the production began on October 21, James Theatre from July 5 through September 10, After that stop, the tour resumed. Previews began on April 1,with an official opening on April The production received mostly enthusiastic reviews.

Michael Billington of The Guardian described it as "a vibrant, joyous piece of living theatre", writing, "it celebrates a period when the joy of life was pitted against the forces of intolerance and the death-dealing might of the military—industrial complex. As Shakespeare once said: 'There's sap in't yet. The verve and energy of Album) company In Augustthe Broadway version returned for a three-night engagement at the Hollywood Bowl.

Hair has been performed in most of the countries of the world. The Moscow production caused a similar reaction as the original did 30 years earlier because Russian soldiers were fighting in Chechnya at the time. Rado wrote in that the only places where the show had not been performed were "China, India, Vietnam, the Arctic and Antarctic continents as well as most African countries.

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