Game Changers: The Broadway Musicals That Shaped the Art Form

By Ben Rimalower
29 Mar 2014

Hair (1968)

The cultural significance of Hair is so major that the lyrics of its opening song, "This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius," have come to describe the impact of Hair itself. The changes in our society with the Civil Rights Movement and the Sexual Revolution and the Vietnam War constituted such a major upheaval that Hair's impact can be traced not only to its position in Broadway history, but American history as well.