Thursday, March 26, 2009

Merkins on Broadway

http://www.nypost.com/seven/03252009/gossip/pagesix/hair_for_real_161195.htm

New York Post
25 March 2009

Page Six [gossip column]

Paula Froelich

HAIR FOR REAL

IT'S the real thing when it comes to the full-frontal nudity in the revival of "Hair." A rumor floating around Broadway was that the actresses playing the unshaven '60s hippies in the rock musical were being fitted with pubic hairpieces so they wouldn't have to give up their Brazilian waxes. But a rep for the show, which opens Tuesday at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, says all hair will be strictly home grown. "It's all natural. There are no merkins in the show at all," he laughed. [...]

[This is one of those things that could be either a genuine rumor or a publicist's fiction.]