The free-for-all new broadway musical, with some fifty songs and fake dirt, that says good-bye to Broadway and hello to the future
Vogue - October 15, 1972

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Dude is the first splurge of the season - a big, sprawling musical by Gerome Ragni and Galt MacDermot (two of the three man team the sprouted Hair) - a loose, often exciting piece of theater that tries to bury the traditional Broadway show but doesn't quite make it.  The real stars, of course, are the new faces, including some of the most charming show-biz kids in years. The kids join the cast in the anti-traditional first number "Theatre/Theatre" with a splash of costumes from old shows, ranging from The King And I to Hello Dolly.  For the run of Dude the interior of the broadway Theater has been completely remodeled into a theater in the round, the seats in sections called "mountains", "valleys", "treetops" with a runners track surrounding the audience, a "dirt" covered acting area.  What's it all about?  One of the kids explained, "Dude is about wanting more out of life and that more is love."

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