Your Own Thing
YOUR OWN THING has had a succession of awards following its Opening off—Broadway in January of l968. It drew capacity audiences for over two years, and finally ended its run this summer in New York. There have been resident companies presenting the show in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Miami, Palm Beach and Toronto. YOUR OWN THING also toured the United States for two seasons, and has been presented in London, Sydney, Tokyo, Copenhagen, Berlin, Stockholm, Pome and Mexico City - a diverse assortment for such a thoroughly American production.
One of the first musicals to make use of the rock idiom and the multi-media approach, it followed the opening of HAIR by only three months. Although it was written before HAIR its music is drawn from a little more “pop” concept of the music. The show won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award as the best musical of its season, the first off-Broadway musical to do so. It then won the Outer Critics‘ Circle Award, made the annual selection for the book presenting the season's Ten Best Plays, and collected a hatful of other awards.
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