The Broadway hit musical of Hair to cross the pond

It is being reported that the Tony Award-winning revival of the Sixties' musical Hair is to travel across the pond and into the West End.


The “American Tribal Love Rock Musical” will find its new home at the Gielgud Theatre when it opens on 14th April 2010, according to What's on Stage.

When Claude, a country boy from Oklahoma, arrives in late 1960s New York City, he falls in with a group of hippies called the Tribe, led by Berger, who falls in love with rich girl Sheila. Their free love and drug-enhanced happiness is disrupted by Claude's Vietnam draft orders.

The original production of Hair opened on Broadway in 1968 at the Biltmore Theater and was revived here in the UK by the Old Vic in the early 90s. In 1979 the musical was also be made into a film starring John Savage.

The current production is playing Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theater and won Best Musical Revival at the Tony Awards.

It is expected that the American stars, which include Gavin Creel, will join the UK transfer, reports the Daily Mail.

West End producer Cameron Mackintosh is thought to be behind the UK transfer.

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