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NBC cancels ‘Hair Live!’ broadcast that Diane Paulus was co-directing

Judging from the excuse given by NBC to cancel a live production of HAIR, the powers that be are still afraid of its profound antiwar message! For those of you who may have missed the article we wrote about HAIR, hippies, the Vietnam Anti War movement and the CIA, here it is again: We’re all CIA assets! What can be done, a personal story. All Best, Paul&Liz

“Speculation arose that NBC scrapped “Hair Live!’’ because of concerns about the politically charged subject matter of the passionately antiwar musical about hippies in the East Village, which premiered on Broadway in 1968 at the height of the anti-establishment counterculture.”

NBC has decided not to let the sunshine in after all.The Peacock Network announced that it is canceling the planned May 19 live broadcast of “Hair,’’ which was to be titled “Hair Live!’’ Diane Paulus, who built her reputation on her acclaimed 2009 Broadway revival of “Hair’’ before becoming artistic director of Cambridge’s American Repertory Theater, had been slated to co-direct “Hair Live!’’ …  Read the full article here.

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