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James Rado

 

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1968
Claude
  [Off-Broadway]
1966
Wiley
  [Broadway]
1966
Richard Lionheart
  [Regional (US)]
Regional Revival, 1964
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1964
Performer
  [Broadway]
1963
Ensemble

Writing

Bookwriter/Lyricist
Bookwriter
Lyricist
Bookwriter/Lyricist
Lyricist
Composer/Lyricist
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Lyricist
Music

Photos

James Rado & Galt MacDermot arriving for the Opening Night Performance of HAIR: THE A Photo

James Rado & Galt MacDermot arriving for the Opening Night Performance of HAIR: THE AMERICAN TRIBAL LOVE-ROCK MUSICAL at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in New York City. March 31, 2009

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featured cast  members Megan Lawrence, Darius Nichols, Kacie Sheik, Sasha Allen, Gavi Photo

featured cast members Megan Lawrence, Darius Nichols, Kacie Sheik, Sasha Allen, Gavin Creel, Will Swenson, Caissie Levy & Bryce Ryness with James Rado, Diane Paulus & Galt MacDermot during the Opening Night Performance Curtain Call for HAIR: THE AMER

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James Rado & Diane Paulus & Galt MacDermot
arriving for the Opening Night Performance Photo

James Rado & Diane Paulus & Galt MacDermot arriving for the Opening Night Performance of HAIR: THE AMERICAN TRIBAL LOVE-ROCK MUSICAL at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in New York City. March 31, 2009

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12/20/2018
James Rado & Galt MacDermot arriving for the Opening Night Performance of HAIR: THE A Photo

James Rado & Galt MacDermot arriving for the Opening Night Performance of HAIR: THE AMERICAN TRIBAL LOVE-ROCK MUSICAL at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in New York City. March 31, 2009

From: 
Date:
12/20/2018
James Rado & Galt MacDermot arriving for the Opening Night Performance of HAIR: THE A Photo

James Rado & Galt MacDermot arriving for the Opening Night Performance of HAIR: THE AMERICAN TRIBAL LOVE-ROCK MUSICAL at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in New York City. March 31, 2009

From: 
Date:
12/20/2018

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1968
Claude

  [Off-Broadway]
1966
Wiley

  [Broadway]
1966
Richard Lionheart

  [Regional (US)]
Regional Revival, 1964
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
1964
Performer

  [Broadway]
1963
Ensemble

Writing
Bookwriter/Lyricist
Bookwriter
Lyricist
Bookwriter/Lyricist
Lyricist
Composer/Lyricist
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Lyricist
Music





James Rado News

CRT Box Office Opens For All Summer Sales on May 23 Photo CRT Box Office Opens For All Summer Sales on May 23
by Stephi Wild - May 18, 2022

The Cortland Repertory Theatre Box Office will open Monday, May 23rd for all summer ticket sales for their 50th anniversary summer season.¬† CRT's Box Office is located at CRT Downtown, 24 Port Watson Street in downtown Cortland and is open Monday ‚Äď Friday from 9:00 AM ‚Äď 6:00 PM, and on Saturdays from noon ‚Äď 6:00 PM.¬†

60's Band The Cowsills Perform Title Song from Broadway's HAIR Photo 60's Band The Cowsills Perform Title Song from Broadway's HAIR
by Marissa Tomeo - May 7, 2022

Yesterday, May 6, 2022, the The Cowsills appeared at the New Orleans Jazz Festival  and on the famed Gentilly Stage performed the title song from the legendary Broadway musical HAIR, as the climactic final number of their set this afternoon. The SRO festival crowd went wild! 

HAIR IL MUSICAL al Teatro Nazionale di Milano dal 2 al 5 maggio Photo HAIR IL MUSICAL al Teatro Nazionale di Milano dal 2 al 5 maggio
by Andrea Domanico - Apr 25, 2022

Torna a Milano Il Musical HAIR Prodotto Da MTSentertainment in collaborazione con la Compagnia dell’Alba. Dal 2 al 5 maggio al Teatro Nazionale CheBanca.

Cortland Rep Announces 50th Anniversary Summer Season For 2022 Photo Cortland Rep Announces 50th Anniversary Summer Season For 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 5, 2022

Cortland Repertory Theatre has announced their 2022 5-show summer season to be held at the Little York Pavilion in Preble, NY, as a celebration of their 50th Anniversary. The season will run from June 8 ‚Äď August 20 and will contain three musicals and two plays.

Cortland Repertory Theatre Announces Auditions for 50th Anniversary Summer Season Photo Cortland Repertory Theatre Announces Auditions for 50th Anniversary Summer Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 3, 2022

Cortland Repertory Theatre, Cortland, NY has announced auditions for non-union performers, ages 19 and up, for their upcoming 50th¬†Anniversary summer season of professional theatre in Central New York.¬† Auditions will be held at CRT Downtown, 24 Port Watson Street in Cortland, NY from Friday, January 21 ‚Äď Sunday, January 23.

BWW Review: Will the Asolo Rep's HAIR, set during the Age of Aquarius, Succeed in the Photo BWW Review: Will the Asolo Rep's HAIR, set during the Age of Aquarius, Succeed in the Age of Covid?
by Peter Nason - Dec 19, 2021

Although edited heavily for brevity, it's like a giant kaleidoscopic jigsaw puzzle that comes to life before our eyes.

HAIR IL MUSICAL riparte in Tour da gennaio 2022 Photo HAIR IL MUSICAL riparte in Tour da gennaio 2022
by Andrea Domanico - Dec 16, 2021

Riparte il tour di HAIR IL MUSICAL prodotto da MTS Entertainment e Compagnia dell’Alba con nuovi membri del cast. Scatenata, coloratissima, emozionante, coinvolgente, quella di HAIR, creato da James Rado e Gerome Ragni - autori rispettivamente del libretto e delle liriche -  e da Galt MacDermot, autore delle musiche, è una storia senza tempo, una storia di amicizia, amore libero e pacifismo, ancora oggi simbolo della controcultura hippie, che porta messaggi di straordinaria attualità

Cortland Rep Announces 50th Anniversary Summer Season Photo Cortland Rep Announces 50th Anniversary Summer Season
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 1, 2021

Cortland Repertory Theatre, one of New York State's longest running professional summer theatres, is announcing their 50th Anniversary summer season slated for 2022.

Asolo Rep Announces Cast of HAIR Photo Asolo Rep Announces Cast of HAIR
by Stephi Wild - Oct 19, 2021

Asolo Repertory Theatre kicks off its 2021-2022 season with the thrilling rock musical that started it all ‚Äď HAIR. With a Grammy Award-winning score by Gerome Radni (book/lyrics), James Rado (book/lyrics) and Galt MacDermot (music), HAIR marks Asolo Rep's highly anticipated and triumphant return to the indoor stage.

Theater for the New City's Village Halloween Ball Moves Outside Photo Theater for the New City's Village Halloween Ball Moves Outside
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 15, 2021

Theater for the New City has presented its Village Halloween Costume Ball annually since 1976. With safety paramount this year, the fete will take place October 31 as an open-air celebration outside the theater, on East Tenth Street between First and Second Avenues. 

James Rado Videos

Broadway Rewind: HAIR Lets the Sun Shine In Again in 2009! VideoBroadway Rewind: HAIR Lets the Sun Shine In Again in 2009!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 17, 2020

In 2009, four decades after it originally rocked the world, Hair returned under the direction of Diane Paulus. The production, which started at the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park the previous summer, opened at the Al Hirschfeld Theater on March 31, 2009. The cast included some of Broadway's best, including Cassie Levy, Will Swenson, Sasha Allen, Allison Case, Kacie Sheik, Bryce Ryness, Jay Armstrong Johnson and future Tony winner, Gavin Creel.

VIDEO: NBC Shares the First Teaser for HAIR LIVE! VideoVIDEO: NBC Shares the First Teaser for HAIR LIVE!
by Stage Tube - Sep 18, 2018

During the Emmy Awards, NBC shared the first teaser for 'Hair Live!' Watch the video below!

VIDEO: Geva's 46th Season Begins With HAIR VideoVIDEO: Geva's 46th Season Begins With HAIR
by Stage Tube - Sep 11, 2018

Geva Theatre Center presents Hair, with book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado, music by Galt MacDermot, directed by Melissa Rain Anderson, with musical direction by Don Kot, and choreography by Liz Ramos in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from September 4 through October 7.

VIDEO: Diane Paulus Remembers HAIR on CBS Sunday Morning VideoVIDEO: Diane Paulus Remembers HAIR on CBS Sunday Morning
by Stage Tube - May 27, 2018

Broadway had never seen anything like it: An anti-war rock musical featuring nudity, profanity and drugs. 'Hair,' premiering on stage in 1968, was a reflection of the turbulent times. Diane Paulus, who fell in love with the show's music at age eight, and would grow up to direct a Tony-winning Broadway revival of 'Hair' in 2009, talked with CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Susan Spencer about the importance of the show in musical theater history.

VIDEO: HAIR Creator Jim Rado and Florence LaRue Talk the Musical's History on the Pop VideoVIDEO: HAIR Creator Jim Rado and Florence LaRue Talk the Musical's History on the Pop Charts
by Stage Tube - May 3, 2018

This is the 50th anniversary of the love-rock musical Hair, which took the Broadway stage in April 1968. James Rado, co-creator of Hair as well as an original Broadway cast member, was in his hometown of Rochester, N.Y. recently to be inducted into the Rochester Music Hall of Fame. There he met up with Florence LaRue, lead singer of The 5th Dimension -- the band that blended two songs from Hair to top the pop-music charts.

BWW TV: Jonathan Groff, Caissie Levy & More Let the Sun Shine in Again at 50th Annive VideoBWW TV: Jonathan Groff, Caissie Levy & More Let the Sun Shine in Again at 50th Anniversary of HAIR- Watch Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 26, 2017

Last night The Public Theater celebrated the 50th Anniversary of HAIR, the American tribal love-rock musical that originally opened at The Public Theater at 425 Lafayette Street. The one-night-only benefit performance, directed by Diane Paulus, took place at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall.

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda & James Corden Perform Crosswalk the Musical - HAIR VideoVIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda & James Corden Perform Crosswalk the Musical - HAIR
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 18, 2017

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, James Corden invited Broadway superstar Lin-Manuel Miranda to star in his most challenging role yet - HAIR - performed in a real crosswalk on Beverly Boulevard at CBS.

VIDEO: On This Day, March 31- Tune In, Turn On, Drop Out: HAIR Returns to Broadway!
by Stage Tube - Mar 31, 2017

After a smash-hit run at Central Park's Delacorte Theater, HAIR returned to Broadway for the first time in over 30 years. The story of a group of young Americans searching for love and peace during the Vietnam era, HAIR is a timeless portrait of a movement that changed the world. Its groundbreaking rock score paved the way for some of the greatest musicals of our time. Now, the 'Age of Aquarius' dawns again in this jubilant new production directed by Diane Paulus, with choreography by Karole Armitage. HAIR features a book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado, and music by Galt MacDermot.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/13/16- HAIR
by Stage Tube - Jul 13, 2016

Today in 2011, the return engagement of the second Broadway revival of HAIR opened at the St. James Theatre, where it ran for 67 performances. Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical is a rock musical with a book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni and music by Galt MacDermot. A product of the hippie counter-culture and sexual revolution of the 1960s, several of its songs became anthems of the anti-Vietnam War peace movement. Hair tells the story of the 'tribe', a group of politically active, long-haired hippies of the 'Age of Aquarius' living a bohemian life in New York City and fighting against conscription into the Vietnam War.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/31/16- HAIR
by Stage Tube - Mar 31, 2016

Today in 2009, the second Broadway revival of HAIR opened at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, where it ran for 519 performances. Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical is a rock musical with a book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni and music by Galt MacDermot. A product of the hippie counter-culture and sexual revolution of the 1960s, several of its songs became anthems of the anti-Vietnam War peace movement. Hair tells the story of the 'tribe', a group of politically active, long-haired hippies of the 'Age of Aquarius' living a bohemian life in New York City and fighting against conscription into the Vietnam War.


James Rado Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has James Rado been in?
James Rado has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has James Rado been in?
James Rado has not appeared in the West End

How many shows has James Rado written?
James Rado has written 4 shows including Hair (Bookwriter), Rainbow (Composer/Lyricist), Jack Sound (Bookwriter/Lyricist), Patti LuPone: Matters of the Heart (Lyricist).