Hair Retakes Broadway

It’s not all gloom and empty bills on Broadway these days: Spurred by last summer's outdoor success at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, Diane Paulus's rendition of Hair has opened on Broadway. “‘It’s not so much what Ms. Paulus brings to Hair,” Ben Brantley writes in The New York Times. “It’s what she brings out of it, vital elements that were always waiting to be rediscovered.” The show's strengths, according to Brantley, are "the illusion it sustains of rawness and immediacy" of being young and its "seamless spontaneity.”