50th Anniversary Production of Hair the Musical Extends Run Off West End

Hair the Musical‘s 50th-anniversary production announced that it is extending its run until next year. Opening on 4th October 2017 at The Vaults, producers originally planned to book its shows until early December. Now, however, the iconic tribal musical is running through to 14th January 2018 due to popular demand.

Still groundbreaking and relevant even after 50 years, Hair the Musical follows a group of hippie-hood youngsters living as The Tribe in the East Village of New York City in 1967. Yearning to change the world, they question authority and the American flag. The show features classic hit songs like AquariusLet the Sun Shine In, and Good Morning Star Shine.

The 50th anniversary production of Hair the Musical will run at The Vaults from 4th October 2017 to 14th January 2018. Photo courtesy of Anthony Robling / The Stage.
The 50th-anniversary production of Hair the Musical will run at The Vaults from 4th October 2017 to 14th January 2018. Photo courtesy of Anthony Robling / The Stage.

Initial casting for Hair announced

Along with the extended run news, producers also revealed the show’s initial casting.

Daniel Bailey trained at the Urdang Academy. His theatre credits include Motown the Musical (Shaftesbury Theatre), Wheel of Misfortune (The Old Red Lion Theatre), and The Lion King (Lyceum Theatre).

Adam Dawson graduated at ArtsEd with a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) degree in Musical Theatre. While in training, he played Francis in Bells Are Ringing, Billy Boy Bill in Urinetown, and Captain Fitzbattleaxe in Utopia Ltd. Meanwhile, Adam’s recent credits include Dick Whittington (Cambridge Arts Theatre), West Side Story, and Shakespeare Live at the RSC (Stratford).

Laura Johnson got her Master’s Degree in Musical Theatre at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in 2015. She has performed in GreasePrincess Phyllida’s Fortnight, and Violet.

Jessie May graduated from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts with a first-class (Honors) degree in Musical Theatre. She worked in several theatre productions such as Blondel (New Union Theatre), Bumblescratch (Adelphi Theatre), and The Great Jewish American Songbook (Gatehouse).

Robert Metson trained at The London School of Musical Theatre and LAMDA. His theatre credits include The Caucasian Chalk CircleBear (Southwark Playhouse), and The London Monologue Slam (Theatre Royal Stratford East). Robert also appeared in several films like In Living MemoryHome, and When Midnight Falls.

Joining them are Liam Ross-Mills and Koryann Stevens.

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