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Less than a month after the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The show, written by Gerome Ragni and James Rado with music by Galt MacDermot, follows Claude, a young man on the verge of being drafted, and the group of hippies of which he is a part.
It courted controversy from the beginning. Barnes found he was unable to comply fully. Homosexuality is not frowned upon — one boy announces that is in love with Mick Jagger, in terms unusually frank.
The London premiere of the musical at the Shaftesbury Theater was delayed until Parliament abolished theater censorship in so that the production could include nudity and strong language. New York audiences were warned about what they would see. Bender reported that the amount of nudity varied throughout the preview performances. Everybody wants to now, even the stagehands. We turned them on. Ina production of the show in Los Angeles marked the first time full-frontal nudity was seen onstage at the Hollywood Bowl.
And ina London production at The Vaults included a clothing-optional performance. Today, gay characters are routinely portrayed onstage, marijuana enjoys legal protection in some states and antiwar sentiment is less prevalent in the United States. Nudity, if not ubiquitous, appears onstage with some frequency.
And bad language? Many of the cultural divides that began to express themselves in seem to still exist today. Flag burning, for example, remains a contentious issue.
Since the first Broadway production closed infour subsequent Broadway revivals have been staged, the most recent at the St. James Theater in Barnes wrote. If longevity and popularity are anything to go by, that drummer beats on. The Infamous Nude Scene.Nude women in Broadway
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