"Across the Atlantic Sea": Hair, with Broadway Cast, Begins London Run

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01 Apr 2010

Gavin Creel and Will Swenson in <I>Hair.</I>
Gavin Creel and Will Swenson in Hair.
Photo by Joan Marcus

The Age of Aquarius dawns in London April 1, when the Tony Award-winning revival of the iconic 1960s rock musical Hair — boasting members of the Broadway revival cast — begins performances at the West End's Gielgud Theatre.

Officially set to open April 14, Hair arrives in London with Tony-nominated Broadway director Diane Paulus again at the helm, with choreography by Tony nominee Karole Armitage.

Featuring book and lyrics by the late Gerome Ragni and James Rado and music by Galt MacDermot, the 2009 Broadway revival of Hair earned the 2009 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical.

Broadway cast members re-creating their work for the West End run are Tony nominees Gavin Creel as Claude and Will Swenson as Berger, as well as Sasha Allen as Dionne, Caissie Levy as Sheila, Allison Case as Crissy, Kacie Sheik as Jeanie, Darius Nichols as Hud, Megan Lawrence as Mother and Andrew Kober as Margaret Mead/Dad.

Tribe members also include Steel Burkhardt, Brianna Carlson, Matt De Angelis, Lauren Elder, Allison Guinn, Anthony Hollock, Kevin Kern John Moauro, Ato Blankson-Wood, Brandon Pearson, Hannah Shankman, Maya Sharpe, Kaitlin Kiyan, Megan Reinking and Michael James Scott.



Newly added for the London cast are Luther Creek as Woof, with tribe members Phyre Hawkins, Kevin Kern and Crystal Joy.

(View photos of the Tribe's trip in Playbill.com's "Exclusive Look at the Hair Tribe's Journey to London" - photo gallery linked below)

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Many of the London Hair cast members have been with this incarnation of the musical since its 2007 debut in a special 40th anniversary concert staging at the Delacorte Theater. In 2008 the Public mounted Hair as part of Shakespeare in the Park, where the run was extended three times. The production transferred to Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theatre March 31, 2009.

The original Broadway design team includes set designer Scott Pask, costume designer Michael McDonald, lighting designer Kevin Adams and sound designer Acme Sound Partners.

The London production is being produced by the Public Theater with Cameron Mackintosh and Broadway Across America.

For tickets visit HairtheMusical.co.uk.


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