New York's acclaimed Public Theater, in association with Cameron Mackintosh, will present the 2009 Tony award winning musical, Hair, at the Gielgud. The whole Broadway cast are signed up, which marks the first time an entire Broadway cast has opened a musical in the West End.
In 1967, Hair was the show that officially opened the Public Theater's long time home on Lafayette Street and has the distinction of being the first off-Broadway show to transfer to Broadway. The musical ran for almost two thousand performances at London's Shaftesbury Theatre in 1968 and only closed because the venue's roof collapsed.
A celebration of life, a love letter to freedom, and a passionate cry for hope and change, Hair features some of the greatest songs ever written for the stage including Aquarius, Good Morning Starshine, Let the Sunshine In and the title number.
Cameron Mackintosh said: “Little did I think when I was the production runner on the original London production of Hair in 1968, that 41 years later I would be bringing the Public Theatre's acclaimed new production back to London complete with its extraordinary Broadway cast.”
Insiders have warned us that the energy of the Broadway cast is truly infectious, so beg, borrow or steal a ticket at all costs! Opens 14 April.
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