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Hair Recommended The Short List (Theater) Image Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through June 29 2014

The boom generation seems to be everywhere lately. Well, they've been everywhere since 1945—ubiquity is what makes them a boom generation. But now they're coming to the end of the line; the last of their parents are dying off and everybody knows who's next. So the summing up, the nostalgia, the historicizing have begun. If I want, I can listen to nothing but 60s pop on Sirius. AMC's Mad Men has moved into psychedelia. What's more, in the space of just a few weeks at the theater I've seen the Stonewall riot reenacted, the founding of Motown Records replayed, old rock-operatic Andrew Lloyd Webber restaged, and Jack Lemmon's AARP-qualified son, Chris, recounting his troubled childhood with dad. The fact that Chris Lemmon and I are the same age may make me especially sensitive to this sort of thing. Still, I'd say a trend is confirmed when somebody goes so far as to bring back Hair. Continue reading >>

Price: $38-$43

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