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‘Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical’ Opening on Broadway

Al Hirschfeld Theatre. March 31, 2009. By Jada Yuan

Did you ever consider yourself a hippie? “I grew up in Greenwich Village in the sixties, so I had no choice.” —Tim Robbins

Ginnifer Goodwin

Will you dance onstage at the end of the show? “No, I took off my Spanx because they were too tight, and I don’t feel I’m confident enough without them to go onstage.” —Rosie O’Donnell

Idina Menzel & Taye Diggs

Harvey Fierstein

Diane Von Furstenberg

Were you a hippie? “When I tried pot it would sort of make me antisocial and awful. So I never really entered into it. Watching it tonight, I feel I missed something!” —Blythe Danner

Garry Trudeau & Jane Pauley

Were you a hippie? “I was never really comfortable with wearing the American flag on my rear end or something like that.” —Kathie Lee Gifford

Mo Rocca

Have you ever staged a sit-in? “Once, our elementary school wanted to go to McDonald’s and they cancelled the trip, so we had a sit-in to protest not being able to go. We still didn’t get to go.” —Hoda Kotb

Martha Plimpton

Were you a hippie? “Let’s just say that by the time I was 17, I was absolutely positive that I would never run for elected office in the United States.” —Oskar Ustis, Public Theater artistic director

Audra McDonald

Did you ever get into the hippie lifestyle? “We burned our bras and I haven’t worn one in 40 years. Still don’t have one.” —Tovah Feldshuh

Tommy Tune

Have you embraced the hippie lifestyle, like having sex with your cast mates? “No, but give me some time. We’re definitely having sex.” —Gavin Creel, “Claude”

Elaine Stritch

What aspects of the hippie lifestyle have you embraced? “Hugging strangers.” —Will Swenson, “Berger”

Do you take drugs to get into the mood? “Earlier casts would take a hit of acid half an hour before curtain and then smoke some weed at fifteen, and then they’d do the show. Now, we stretch and vocally warm up.” —Andrew Kober, Cast Member

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