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Charles Strouse News

Date of Birth: June 07, 1928 (87)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male
Cast Announced for ANNIE, JR. at Stages Theatre CompanyCast Announced for ANNIE, JR. at Stages Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Stages Theatre Company (STC) presents the musical Annie, jr., directed by Sandy Boren-Barrett. This beloved musical is based on Little Orphan Annie (permission of The Media Tribune Services, Inc.,) book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse, and lyrics by Martin Charnin. (more...)

Janet Dacal, George Merrick, Donna English and More to Lead Goodspeed's Fresh Take on BYE BYE BIRDIE This SummerJanet Dacal, George Merrick, Donna English and More to Lead Goodspeed's Fresh Take on BYE BYE BIRDIE This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The exuberant cast of BYE BYE BIRDIE will 'spread sunshine all over the place' in this summertime sensation directed by Jenn Thompson. (more...)

SHOWSTOPPER DIVAS Set for The Triad, 6/15SHOWSTOPPER DIVAS Set for The Triad, 6/15
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

On Wednesday, June 15, 2015 at 7:00 PM, Randie Levine-Miller will host her annual Showstopper Divas event at The Triad (158 West 72nd Street) to benefit The Actors Fund.* (more...)

Goodspeed Musicals to Honor Chita Rivera at Summer 2016 GalaGoodspeed Musicals to Honor Chita Rivera at Summer 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals is thrilled to announce that legendary performer Chita Rivera will be the latest recipient of The Goodspeed Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre. (more...)

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Announces 2016-2017 LineupColorado Springs Fine Arts Center Announces 2016-2017 Lineup
by Louisa Brady - May 7, 2016

The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (FAC) has announced the line?up for the 2016?2017 season which starts Sept. 1 and will include world?renowned artists such as James Surls, life?changing workshops like the Military Artistic Healing program, and award?winning theatre productions such as Shrek: The Musical. (more...)

Photo Flash: Charles Strouse Visits MARTY Reading at Marymount Manhattan CollegePhoto Flash: Charles Strouse Visits MARTY Reading at Marymount Manhattan College
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Director Barbara Siman and the legendary composer Charles Strouse joined the cast of MARTY following the Marymount Manhattan College staged reading of the musical, which features book by Rupert Holmes and music & lyrics by Charles Strouse & Lee Adams, at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's. BroadwayWorld has a photo below! (more...)

Pride Films and Plays to Present Workshop of New Musical A HISTORY OF SUMMERPride Films and Plays to Present Workshop of New Musical A HISTORY OF SUMMER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Pride Films and Plays presents a special workshop of the gorgeous new musical A HISTORY OF SUMMER, with music and lyrics by Jonathan Monro and book by Adam Mathias. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company's Young Performers to Debut Spring Festival of Shows, 5/27-6/5Centenary Stage Company's Young Performers to Debut Spring Festival of Shows, 5/27-6/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Centenary Stage Company's Young Performers work tirelessly to perfect their dance moves, learn all of their lines, and get their vocal harmonies just right for the culmination of their training session and this spring is no exception. These talented young thespians between the ages of 8 and 18 to the Little Theater with their annual Spring Festival of Shows May 27 through June 5.  This year's festival features a variety of musical favorites to entertain audiences of all ages.  Hailed as a "state treasure" by Peter Filichia of the Star Ledger and bringing in youth from Morris, Warren, Hunterdon and Sussex counties, Centenary Stage Company's Young Performance Workshop is one of the few young actor training programs in the country that combines formal training with practical application. (more...)

Robert Cuccioli, Kendra Kassebaum, Justin Gregory Lopez to Lead Revised PAINT YOUR WAGON in Seattle; Full Cast Announced!Robert Cuccioli, Kendra Kassebaum, Justin Gregory Lopez to Lead Revised PAINT YOUR WAGON in Seattle; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The 5th Avenue Theatre presents an exciting new 'revisal' of the sweeping saga Lerner & Loewe's PAINT YOUR WAGON. Featuring an all-new book by Pulitzer Prize nominee John Marans, this show has taken an incredible journey over the last five years from developmental workshops to The 5th Avenue stage this season. And BroadwayWorld is happy to report that the company has just announced the full cast and creative team. (more...)

BWW Review: Rarely Revived It's a Bird...It's a Plane...IT'S SUPERMAN THE MUSICALBWW Review: Rarely Revived It's a Bird...It's a Plane...IT'S SUPERMAN THE MUSICAL
by Don Grigware - Apr 25, 2016

Wham! Pow! Boom! Up and away, it's Superman! Growing up in the 50s I couldn't wait for the next weekly adventure-filled installment of Supie and Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, Perry White and the Daily Planet on the small television screen. It was thrilling to see a man go into a telephone booth and change from street clothes into tights - even if they were baggy - and fly off - imagine! - to save the world from crime and destruction. It didn't matter that it was pure fantasy and that he he was only a comic book hero. Superman brought lots of excitement into our young lives. In 1966, the same musical composers who wrote the successful Broadway hit Bye Bye Birdie, Charles Strouse and Lee Adams, penned It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman! The New Musical Comedy and in spite of the great reviews, it did not catch on with the public, so quickly fizzled. Now 50 years later, what a camp to look back and laugh at all the silliness and innocence of that era, for the Superman musical is loaded with clumsy, goofy, campy laughs. Now onstage in a rare revival ... It's Superman receives a terrifically entertaining production at the Grove Theatre in Upland. (more...)


by Clemente Sanchez - Apr 22, 2016

APLAUSO El Musical, de Producciones Fábregas, estrenará en México muy pronto (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/21/16- ANNIESTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/21/16- ANNIE
by Stage Tube - Apr 21, 2016

Today in 1977, Annie opened at the Alvin Theatre (now the Neil Simon Theatre), where it ran for 2377 performances. Annie is a Broadway musical based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie, with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and the book by Thomas Meehan. It spawned numerous productions in many countries, as well as national tours, and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical's songs 'Tomorrow' and 'It's the Hard-Knock Life' are among its most popular musical numbers. (more...)


by Alix Cohen - Apr 21, 2016

When Tuesday night the formidable Chita Rivera opens her debut Cafe Carlyle show, An Evening of My Favorite Songs, with "I Won't Dance" (Jerome Kern/Dorothy Fields/Jimmy McHugh), it's like watching a thoroughbred nose the racing gate. There's too little space on the small stage to do much more than shimmy, twirl, and display Bob Fosse-like arm moves; the performer exudes an urge to cut loose. At the ripe age of we-all-aspire-to-that-kind-of-unquenchable-joie-de-vivre, she shoots off sparks. (more...)

York Theatre Company to Host Marymount Manhattan College's Staged Reading of MARTYYork Theatre Company to Host Marymount Manhattan College's Staged Reading of MARTY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Directed by Barbara Siman and with music direction by Brett Kristofferson, Marty will play two performances only:  Friday, April 29 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 30 at 7:00 p.m. There will be a talkback with the creative team following Saturday's performance. (more...)

Patti LuPone Caps Symphony Space's Project B-Way/95 With DON'T MONKEY WITH BROADWAYPatti LuPone Caps Symphony Space's Project B-Way/95 With DON'T MONKEY WITH BROADWAY
by Michael Dale - Apr 19, 2016

Between classic showtunes, the Broadway legend shares memories of how her life-long love affair with Broadway began. (more...)

Resorts World Manila To Hold Auditions for ANNIE This WeekendResorts World Manila To Hold Auditions for ANNIE This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Resorts World Manila's (RWM) Full House Theater Company will hold open auditions this Saturday, April 9, and Sunday, April 10, for its seventh major production, the hit Broadway musical ANNIE, which is set to premiere in September at RWM's Newport Performing Arts Theatre. (more...)

St. Bart's Players to Present THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEESt. Bart's Players to Present THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has dazzled many audiences with its clever wit and humor. Winner of the Tony and Drama Desk Award for Best Book by Rachel Sheinkin, and featuring a fun and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is an experience you won't forget. The show will be performed at the Off-Off Broadway House- Hudson Guild Theatre (441 West 26th Street, New York, NY), May 5-15th. (more...)

Tony Nominee Melissa Errico to Lead Workshop of New Michael Feinstein Musical in LondonTony Nominee Melissa Errico to Lead Workshop of New Michael Feinstein Musical in London
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Leading names from both sides of the Atlantic will come together this April in London to develop a new musical. Tony Award-nominated singer & actress Melissa Errico will star in the workshop of The Gold Room which features original music by five-time Grammy nominee Michael Feinstein and book & lyrics by Walking With Dinosaurs writer Warner Brown. Conceived originally by Brown, The Gold Room explores a night behind closed doors in the life of Woolworth heiress Barbara Hutton. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/26/16- ANNIESTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/26/16- ANNIE
by Stage Tube - Mar 26, 2016

Today in 1997, Annie opened at the Martin Beck Theatre (now the Al Hirschfeld Theatre), where it ran for 239 performances. Annie is a Broadway musical based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie, with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and the book by Thomas Meehan. The original Broadway production opened in 1977 and ran for nearly six years, setting a record for the Alvin Theatre (now the Neil Simon Theatre). It spawned numerous productions in many countries, as well as national tours, and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical's songs 'Tomorrow' and 'It's the Hard-Knock Life' are among its most popular musical numbers. (more...)

Daniel Goldstein, Jenn Thompson, Gabriel Barre and More to Helm Shows at Goodspeed in 2016Daniel Goldstein, Jenn Thompson, Gabriel Barre and More to Helm Shows at Goodspeed in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Two-time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals has assembled five exciting teams to transform their diverse season of musicals from page to stage. (more...)

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