Differences Between Hair the Musical and Hair the Movie

Debuting off Broadway in 1967 and on Broadway in 1968, Hair is the rock musical that defined a generation. Show creators and close friends James Rado and Gerome Ragni set out to capture the countercultural zeitgeist that was unfolding around them, basing lead characters Claude and Berger on themselves, and the rest of the ensemble on the people in their everyday lives. In fact, they recruited some of the original cast at Be-Ins and other happenings they attended.

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