James Rado with cast of American Soldier
(© Merle Frimark and Ralph DeMatthews)
James Rado with cast of American Soldier
(© Merle Frimark and Ralph DeMatthews)

James Rado, co-author of the musical Hair, celebrated his 80th birthday at The Copacabana, on Monday, January 23.

He was joined by original Broadway Hair cast members Natalie Mosco, Marjorie Lipari, Robert I. Rubinsky, as well as additional Hair alumni André De Shields, Ula Hedwig, Heather MacRae, Zora Rasmussen, Dale Soules.

Luther Creek, himself a Hair alum, performed excerpts from Rado's latest musical American Soldier (written with brother Ted Rado) at the party along with Rosalind Brown, A.D. Coughlan, Ula Hedwig, Sean Jenness, Marjorie Lipari, Michael Lynch, Natalie Mosco, Cheryl Pepsii Riley, Gordon Ramsey, Robert I. Rubinsky, Sam Underwood, and Alex York.

Among the other attendees were Abe Jacob, who created the sound design for Hair on Broadway in 1968, and composer/arranger/orchestrator Steve Margoshes, who has worked on many projects with Rado.


Abe Jacob, Luther Creek, James Rado, and Andre De Shields
(© Merle Frimark and Ralph DeMatthews)
Abe Jacob, Luther Creek, James Rado, and Andre De Shields
(© Merle Frimark and Ralph DeMatthews)

James Rado, co-author of the musical Hair, celebrated his 80th birthday at The Copacabana, on Monday, January 23.

He was joined by original Broadway Hair cast members Natalie Mosco, Marjorie Lipari, Robert I. Rubinsky, as well as additional Hair alumni André De Shields, Ula Hedwig, Heather MacRae, Zora Rasmussen, Dale Soules.

Luther Creek, himself a Hair alum, performed excerpts from Rado's latest musical American Soldier (written with brother Ted Rado) at the party along with Rosalind Brown, A.D. Coughlan, Ula Hedwig, Sean Jenness, Marjorie Lipari, Michael Lynch, Natalie Mosco, Cheryl Pepsii Riley, Gordon Ramsey, Robert I. Rubinsky, Sam Underwood, and Alex York.

Among the other attendees were Abe Jacob, who created the sound design for Hair on Broadway in 1968, and composer/arranger/orchestrator Steve Margoshes, who has worked on many projects with Rado.