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Ocean State Theatre Company’s Rent

It may have been a latecomer as a rock musical, arriving 19 years after Hair rattled the boards in 1967, but Rent is overflowing with everything there is to love about both musicals and high-energy music.
Paying their dues
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 08, 2013

Beauty boom

Human hair grows a measly 1.25 centimeters a month. Boston's beauty scene seems to be growing a helluva lot faster. Here are three local salons expanding their empires this season.
By JACQUELINE HOUTON  |  November 09, 2012
ShortTake:For Greater Glory

Review: For Greater Glory

Bring coffee, because director Dean Wright's dramatization of the 3-year-long Cristero War (1926-9) seems to last longer than the Mexican conflict itself.
Never-ending war
By BRETT MICHEL  |  June 01, 2012

A few great places to go when you want to look great

You're new to town and you want to get all dolled up for that lecture on cognitive linguistics. What to do?
Altered images
By ELIZABETH RAU  |  September 30, 2011
hair in boston directed by diane paulus

A buff Hair hits the Colonial

At the close of the second act of last Thursday's performance of Hair , as the cast disrobed, an audience member began yelling loud enough to be heard over the mawkish ensemble number, "Where Do I Go."
Aging Aquarian
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  April 01, 2011

The changing seasons

Kids these days with their cyclical hair-stylings.
By DAVID KISH  |  October 08, 2010


Vintage Aquarius

Hair co-creator James Rado recalls a shady doc who showed up backstage to give the original cast amphetamine-laced "vitamin shots."
Diane Paulus lets down her Hair
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 17, 2009

Anna Wintour's hair tells all

By the time you read this, the frenzied seven days that are New York Fashion Week will be drawing to a close.
Why an editor’s locks are more revealing than her covers
By SHARON STEEL  |  September 06, 2007

Collage of culture

Peace, love, and good vibes — with bells on. Add to that a festive atmosphere, a social conscience, and a psychedelic rock score, and you have a fair summary of the epochal musical Hair , which Brown University Theater is staging through March 19.
Brown’s Hair is making a statement  
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 16, 2006