Here is one of those wonderful items that publicists like to plant to create “buzz” for a show. It is to be taken with a grain of salt, but it does involve pubic wigs, so.
IT’S the real thing when it comes to the full-frontal nudity in the revival of “Hair.” A rumor floating around Broadway [Really? Oliver Platt and Sutton Foster are gabbing about this over cocktails at Sardi’s? — ed.] 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 theTheatre, says all hair will be strictly home grown. “It’s all natural. There are no merkins in the show at all,” he laughed.
Ah yes, a rousing guffaw was had knowing that the hardworking actresses in the show are not depilating their lady business, for the sake of authenticity. Suffering, as they are, for their art. [P6]