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New York’s Public Theater, in association with Cameron Mackintosh, have announce that Hair, will open with the original Broadway cast at the Gielgud Theatre on 14 April 2010, following previews from 1 April.
Tickets go on sale Friday 20 November 2009
The musical has book & Lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni and music by Galt MacDermot. It is directed by Diane Paulus, designed by Scott Pask, lighting Michael Chybowski, choreography by Karole Armitage, costumes by Michael McDonald, sound by Acme Sound Partners.
The press releases states that when Hair opens at the Gielgud Theatre next year with the entire Broadway cast, this will mark the first time that an entire original Broadway cast has opened a musical in the West End.
The year is 1967, and the Vietnam War is at its height. In New York City, a tribe of hippies rails against the establishment, protesting intolerance, brutality, and the dehumanization of society. When Claude, one of their own, gets drafted, he must make a decision about what values are worth fighting for. Songs include ‘Aquarius’, ‘Good Morning Starshine’, ‘Let the Sunshine In’
This new production of the classic 1967 musical had its run extended three times whilst playing at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park in 2008, before transferring to the Al Hirschfield Theatre on Broadway where it continues to play.