The American tribal love-rock musical comes back to Broadway.
Hair star Gavin Creel co-founded the activist group Broadway Impact;
Jones, among other achievements, created the AIDS memorial quilt.
The Academy Awards may have been four months ago, but we still get misty when we recall Milk screenwriter Dustin Lance Black’s moving acceptance speech: “To all the gay and lesbian kids out there…you are beautiful, wonderful creatures of value and…very soon, I promise you, you will have equal rights federally.” So it’s only fitting that on June 23 Black and his famous gay-activist pal Cleve Jones—he worked alongside Harvey Milk in San Francisco in the ’70s—took in Broadway’s free-love musical Hair at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. (Remember back in May when the Hair cast raised their voices in the streets of NYC to rally for marriage equality?) Broadway.com followed the Oscar winner and Jones backstage as they met the next generation of freedom fighters.
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