Hair Levitates the Capitol Building

PlayBlog   Hair Levitates the Capitol Building
 
"Let the Sun Shine In" has been a rallying cry for peace since its debut as part of the 1967 tribal love rock musical Hair. Its message still rings true some 40 years later and the current tribe of the Tony Award-winning revival spread the love as part of the National Equality March in Washington, D.C.

Hair made history by canceling their Sunday matinee in order to travel with tens of thousands of Americans to march for equal rights for LGBT citizens on Oct. 11. As Public Theater artistic director Oskar Eustis previously stated "Hair has never been just a show; its message of change and hope and inclusion is one we try to live, not just preach. This is the moment when we need to recognize the right of all citizens, gay and straight, to have their love and their unions acknowledged by the state."

In the stage production, Sheila travels to the nation's capital to protest the Vietnam War and "levitates" the Pentagon with her fellow activists. Yesterday the tribe levitated the Capitol Building, where the march culminated. As part of the event, the Hair cast performed the moving finale to the iconic musical, which was aired on CSPAN.

For those who were unable to attend the march, or missed the CSPAN coverage, here's a look at the performance.

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