Fifty years ago this past weekend, Broadway "let the sun shine in."
The musical Hair was controversial in 1968, with its rock music, hippies, nude scene, multiracial cast and anti-war irreverence. It billed itself as "the American Tribal Love-Rock Musical."
Audiences ... didn't quite know what to make of that. (They figured it out eventually.)
To appreciate how unexpected Hair was in 1968, consider what else was playing on Broadway the week it opened:
Man of La Mancha