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 Aquarius, Let the Sun Shine In, and Good Morning Star Shine.
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 Grease, Princess 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 Circle, Bear (Southwark Playhouse), and The London Monologue Slam (Theatre Royal Stratford East). Robert also appeared in several films like In Living Memory, Home, and When Midnight Falls.
Joining them are Liam Ross-Mills and Koryann Stevens.