Charlie and Algernon
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Helen Hayes Theatre (New York, NY)
240 West 44th St.
New York, NY
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Based on the novel Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

Photo Flash: Deaf West's FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2013

Using its signature, award-winning combination of signed and voiced theater to bring new perspective to a modern American classic, Deaf West Theatre presents Flowers for Algernon at the Whitefire Theatre, now through Nov. 3. (more...)

The New School For Drama Presents Charles Strouse 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2009

The New School presents the acclaimed composer, lyricist, and arranger Charles Strouse in conversation with New School President Bob Kerrey and Robert LuPone, director of The New School for Drama, on Wednesday, October 28, 2009. Strouse's first Broadway musical, Bye Bye Birdie (written with longtime collaborator Lee Adams), has returned to Broadway this fall and is currently in previews. (more...)

TRAV'LIN Plays NYMF At The TBG Theatre 10/11-10/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2010

The New York Musical Theatre Festival is pleased to announce the world premiere production of TRAV?LIN by Gary Holmes and Allan Shapiro, with musical direction by John Dipinto and choreographed and directed by Paul Stancato. TRAV'LIN will play a limited engagement at TBG Theatre, (312 West 36th Street, NY, NY 10018). Performances begin Monday, October 11 and continue through Sunday, October 17. (more...)

Review - If It Only Even Runs A Minute 3: The World Belongs To The Young
by Ben Peltz - Sep 12, 2010

After reading far too many obituaries claiming, while not exactly mourning, the death of the Broadway musical, insisting that the art form can only be revived by injections of the kind of music that appeals to today's young audiences, I decided to take a night off from cabarets and piano bars a couple of Sundays ago to see what kind of songs were going to save the hallowed grounds of Gershwin, Porter and Rodgers. (more...)

TRAV'LIN Plays NYMF At The TBG Theatre 10/11-10/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2010

The New York Musical Theatre Festival is pleased to announce the world premiere production of TRAV?LIN by Gary Holmes and Allan Shapiro, with musical direction by John Dipinto and choreographed and directed by Paul Stancato. TRAV'LIN will play a limited engagement at TBG Theatre, (312 West 36th Street, NY, NY 10018). Performances begin Monday, October 11 and continue through Sunday, October 17. (more...)

The New School For Drama Presents Charles Strouse 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2009

The New School presents the acclaimed composer, lyricist, and arranger Charles Strouse in conversation with New School President Bob Kerrey and Robert LuPone, director of The New School for Drama, on Wednesday, October 28, 2009. Strouse's first Broadway musical, Bye Bye Birdie (written with longtime collaborator Lee Adams), has returned to Broadway this fall and is currently in previews. (more...)

Photo Flash: Musical Director Bob Goldstone Joins Medicine Show Theatre's FIFTY MILLION FRENCHMEN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2012

Medicine Show Theatre Ensemble, one of New York's longest-running experimental theatres, opens its production of Fifty Million Frenchmen next week, with music and lyrics by the great Cole Porter and book by Herbert Fields. Previews are set for Wednesday, Oct. 24 and Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. Opening night is Today, Oct. 27 and the closing performance is on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. Get a first look at the production in the photos below! (more...)

Charles Strouse, Leslie Lee's MARTIN to Open Off-Broadway Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2011

MARTIN, a new musical by legendary composer/lyricist Charles Strouse and bookwriter Leslie Lee, will be presented Off-Broadway by the Negro Ensemble Company, with performances beginning this Wednesday, October 19th. The limited engagement is set to run through October 30th at the Kraine Theater, 85 East 4th Street (between Second & Third Ave.) Under the direction of Jeffrey B. Moss and choreographed by Barbara Siman, the cast of MARTIN features Gilbert Glenn Brown, Dameka Hayes, Heather Massie, Kyle Minshew, Tony Perry, Raena White, and Curtis Wiley. The Musical Director is Skip Brevis. (more...)

Photo Flash: Musical Director Bob Goldstone Joins Medicine Show Theatre's FIFTY MILLION FRENCHMEN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2012

Medicine Show Theatre Ensemble, one of New York's longest-running experimental theatres, opens its production of Fifty Million Frenchmen next week, with music and lyrics by the great Cole Porter and book by Herbert Fields. Previews are set for Wednesday, Oct. 24 and Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. Opening night is Saturday, Oct. 27 and the closing performance is on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. Get a first look at the production in the photos below! (more...)

TRAV'LIN Plays NYMF At The TBG Theatre 10/11-10/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2010

The New York Musical Theatre Festival is pleased to announce the world premiere production of TRAV?LIN by Gary Holmes and Allan Shapiro, with musical direction by John Dipinto and choreographed and directed by Paul Stancato. TRAV'LIN will play a limited engagement at TBG Theatre, (312 West 36th Street, NY, NY 10018). Performances begin Monday, October 11 and continue through Sunday, October 17. (more...)

TRAV'LIN - THE NEW 1930S HARLEM MUSICAL Premieres at Jubilee Theatre, 3/29-4/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2012

Trav'lin - The New 1930s Harlem Musical, will receive its Regional Premiere production at Fort Worth's Jubilee Theatre in Spring 2013. The musical, which received a developmental production in 2010 as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF), runs March 29, 2013 through April 28, 2013. (more...)

Medicine Show Theatre Ensemble Continues FIFTY MILLION FRENCHMEN Through November 18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2012

Medicine Show Theatre Ensemble, one of New York's longest-running experimental theatres, presents Fifty Million Frenchmen, with music and lyrics by the great Cole Porter and book by Herbert Fields. (more...)

SONGS OF OUR LIVES to Feature Charles Strouse, Alan Menken and David Zippel, 12/8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2009

Songwriters Charles Strouse, Alan Menken and Hal David will be among those featured in the December 8th benefit concert, SONGS OF OUR LIVES: PERFORMED BY THE SONGWRITERS WHO WROTE THEM. The concert will take place at The Little Flower Theater at LaGuardia H.S. on December 8th at 7:00pm. (more...)

Photo Coverage: An Evening With Charles Strouse
by Shira Greenberg - May 24, 2005

The evening honored Charles Strouse, and was put on in order to raise monies for the Academy for New Musical Theatre. (more...)

Composer Strouse Falls Ill While Accepting Philadelphia Award
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2010

The Philadelphia Daily News is reporting that 81-year old composer Charles Strouse took ill while in Philadelphia yesterday to accept a lifetime achievement award at the Arts Bank in Philadelphia. Strouse had attended 'By Strouse' a tribute show and then was scheduled to do a talkback and to perform a couple of his songs. (more...)

Charles Strouse Donates Papers to Library of Congress
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2008

Celebrated American composer Charles Strouse will present his papers to the Library of Congress in a ceremony on May 14. (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - March 8, 2010
by - Mar 8, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 8 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

TRAV'LIN - THE NEW 1930S HARLEM MUSICAL Premieres at Jubilee Theatre, Now thru 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2013

Trav'lin - The New 1930s Harlem Musical, will receive its Regional Premiere production at Fort Worth's Jubilee Theatre in Spring 2013. The musical, which received a developmental production in 2010 as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF), runs tonight, March 29, 2013 through April 28, 2013. (more...)

New School Presents One-On-One Interview with Charles Strouse Mar. 26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2009

The New School presents the second installment of the new, ongoing series, the President?s Forum, with a one-on-one conversation between New School president Bob Kerrey and Charles Strouse, acclaimed composer, lyricist, and arranger, on Thursday, March 26, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. in the John L. Tishman Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street, in New York City. The President?s Forum engages leaders from academia, business, government, the arts, and other walks of life to provide an in-depth look into the careers and perspectives of today?s most distinguished professionals while offering an opportunity to discuss the pressing issues of our time. (more...)

Goodspeed Honors ANNIE Authors at 'ANNIE-versary,' 6/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2011

Goodspeed Musicals will honor the tremendous creative team that introduced the world to Annie nearly 35 years ago when it debuted at the Goodspeed Opera House. The incomparable team of Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin will be celebrated at a Gala evening on Saturday, June 4, 2011 when they will each receive The Goodspeed Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre in recognition of their extraordinary careers. Previous award recipients include Julie Andrews, Ira Gershwin, Jerry Herman, William Ivey Long, Michael P. Price, Gerald Schoenfeld, Stephen Schwartz, Susan Stroman, Tommy Tune and Paul Williams. Proceeds from the Gala will support Goodspeed Musicals' Education Programs through The Max Showalter Center for Education in Musical Theatre. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 6/7- Charles Strouse
by Stage Tube - Jun 7, 2013

Happy Birthday, Charles Strouse! Strouse's first Broadway musical was the 1960 hit Bye Bye Birdie, with lyrics by Lee Adams, who would become his long time collaborator. Following this was Golden Boy (1964, also with Adams), starring Sammy Davis, Jr. and It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman (1966, based on the popular comic strip) which introduced the song 'You've Got Possibilities' sung by Linda Lavin. In 1970, Applause (starring Lauren Bacall, with book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, and lyrics by Adams) won Strouse his second Tony Award. In 1977, Strouse adapted another comic strip for the stage, creating the hit Annie, which garnered him his third Tony Award and two Grammy Awards. Other Strouse musicals include Charlie and Algernon (1979), Dance a Little Closer (1983, with lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner), Rags (1986), Nick & Nora (1993), and An American Tragedy (1995, with lyrics by David Shaber). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 6/7- Charles Strouse
by Stage Tube - Jun 7, 2012

Happy Birthday, Charles Strouse! Strouse's first Broadway musical was the 1960 hit Bye Bye Birdie, with lyrics by Lee Adams, who would become his long time collaborator. Following this was Golden Boy (1964, also with Adams), starring Sammy Davis, Jr. and It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman (1966, based on the popular comic strip) which introduced the song 'You've Got Possibilities' sung by Linda Lavin. In 1970, Applause (starring Lauren Bacall, with book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, and lyrics by Adams) won Strouse his second Tony Award. In 1977, Strouse adapted another comic strip for the stage, creating the hit Annie, which garnered him his third Tony Award and two Grammy Awards. Other Strouse musicals include Charlie and Algernon (1979), Dance a Little Closer (1983, with lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner), Rags (1986), Nick & Nora (1993), and An American Tragedy (1995, with lyrics by David Shaber). (more...)

Sarah Jessica Parker to Honor ANNIE Creators at Goodspeed Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2011

Goodspeed Musicals will proudly honor the tremendous creative team that introduced the world to Annie nearly 35 years ago when it debuted at the Goodspeed Opera House. The incomparable team of Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin will be celebrated at a Gala evening on Saturday, June 4, 2011 when they will each receive The Goodspeed Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre in recognition of their extraordinary careers. Previous award recipients include Julie Andrews, Ira Gershwin, Jerry Herman, William Ivey Long, Michael P. Price, Gerald Schoenfeld, Stephen Schwartz, Susan Stroman, Tommy Tune and Paul Williams. Proceeds from the Gala will support Goodspeed Musicals' Education Programs through The Max Showalter Center for Education in Musical Theatre. (more...)

Goodspeed Honors ANNIE Authors at 'ANNIE-versary,' 6/4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2011

Goodspeed Musicals will honor the tremendous creative team that introduced the world to Annie nearly 35 years ago when it debuted at the Goodspeed Opera House. The incomparable team of Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin will be celebrated at a Gala evening on Saturday, June 4, 2011 when they will each receive The Goodspeed Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre in recognition of their extraordinary careers. Previous award recipients include Julie Andrews, Ira Gershwin, Jerry Herman, William Ivey Long, Michael P. Price, Gerald Schoenfeld, Stephen Schwartz, Susan Stroman, Tommy Tune and Paul Williams. Proceeds from the Gala will support Goodspeed Musicals' Education Programs through The Max Showalter Center for Education in Musical Theatre. (more...)

Sarah Jessica Parker to Honor ANNIE Creators at Goodspeed Gala, 6/4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2011

Goodspeed Musicals will proudly honor the tremendous creative team that introduced the world to Annie nearly 35 years ago when it debuted at the Goodspeed Opera House. The incomparable team of Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin will be celebrated at a Gala evening on Saturday, June 4, 2011 when they will each receive The Goodspeed Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre in recognition of their extraordinary careers. Previous award recipients include Julie Andrews, Ira Gershwin, Jerry Herman, William Ivey Long, Michael P. Price, Gerald Schoenfeld, Stephen Schwartz, Susan Stroman, Tommy Tune and Paul Williams. Proceeds from the Gala will support Goodspeed Musicals' Education Programs through The Max Showalter Center for Education in Musical Theatre. (more...)

Tony Nominee, Playwright and Actor David Rogers Passes Away at 85
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2013

David Rogers, Broadway playwright who also wrote for television, opera and night clubs, and authored novels and short stories, died on Wednesday, June 5th in Westport, Conn. He was 85. (more...)

Patricia Richardson to Lead I FORGIVE YOU, RONALD REAGAN at The Beckett Theatre; Full Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2013

The producers of I Forgive You, Ronald Reagan, the new play by John S. Anastasi, in which the present is on a collision course with the past, are pleased to announce the cast and creative team for a limited Off-Broadway run this summer. Directed by Charles Abbott, performances will begin at The Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street - between 9th & 10th Aves.) on Monday, July 15. Opening Night is set for Tuesday, July 30 at 7:00 p.m. The show is scheduled to play through August 25th. (more...)

Patricia Richardson Leads I FORGIVE YOU, RONALD REAGAN at The Beckett Theatre, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2013

The producers of I Forgive You, Ronald Reagan, the new play by John S. Anastasi, in which the present is on a collision course with the past, present the limited Off-Broadway run this summer. Directed by Charles Abbott, performances began at The Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street - between 9th & 10th Aves.) on Monday, July 15. Opening Night is set for tonight, Tuesday, July 30 at 7:00 p.m. The show is scheduled to play through August 25th. (more...)

P.J. Benjamin Takes Over As Wizard In 'Wicked' Tomorrow, 7/2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2008

Beginning performances Tuesday, July 29, P.J. Benjamin will play The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in the Broadway musical WICKED. (more...)

P.J. Benjamin Takes Over As The Wizard In 'Wicked'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2008

Beginning performances Tuesday, July 29, P.J. Benjamin will play The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in the Broadway musical WICKED. (more...)

I FORGIVE YOU, RONALD REAGAN with Patricia Richardson Begins Performances at The Beckett Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2013

The producers of I Forgive You, Ronald Reagan, the new play by John S. Anastasi, in which the present is on a collision course with the past, are pleased to announce the cast and creative team for a limited Off-Broadway run this summer. Directed by Charles Abbott, performances will begin at The Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street - between 9th & 10th Aves.) today, July 15. Opening Night is set for Tuesday, July 30 at 7:00 p.m. The show is scheduled to play through August 25th. (more...)

Strouse and Ebersole Sign and Sing at Barnes and Noble
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2008

Barnes and Noble LIVE AT LINCOLN presents Tony Award-winning composer of Bye Bye Birdie, Applause, Annie and more, Charles Strouse (Put on a Happy Face: A Broadway Memoir) at the piano with host Steven Suskin and special musical guest Christine Ebersole on Thursday, July 10, 5:30pm. There will be a conversation, musical performance, and book signing. (more...)

Murney, Cuervo, Benjamin, Freeman, Arcelus and Waldman Join Wicked Tour in March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2006

Beginning March 8 (when performances begin at the Aronoff Center in Cincinnati), Julia Murney will assume the role of Elphaba, Alma Cuervo will become Madame Morrible, P.J. Benjamin will step into the role of the Wizard, Sebastian Arcelus will be Fiyero, and Jennifer Waldman will be Nessarose. Beginning March 28 (when the show will be playing at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia), K. Todd Freeman assumes the role of Dr. Dillamond. (more...)

Christine Dwyer, Jenni Barber, Justin Guarini & More to Join Cast of WICKED in February
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2014

WICKED will welcome new cast members to the Broadway blockbuster beginning Tuesday, February 25. CHRISTINE DWYER will assume the role of Elphaba, after recently performing the role on National Tour, and JENNI BARBER (The Nance, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) will assume the role of Glinda. (more...)

New School Presents One-On-One Interview with Charles Strouse Mar. 26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2009

The New School presents the second installment of the new, ongoing series, the President?s Forum, with a one-on-one conversation between New School president Bob Kerrey and Charles Strouse, acclaimed composer, lyricist, and arranger, on Thursday, March 26, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. in the John L. Tishman Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street, in New York City. The President?s Forum engages leaders from academia, business, government, the arts, and other walks of life to provide an in-depth look into the careers and perspectives of today?s most distinguished professionals while offering an opportunity to discuss the pressing issues of our time. (more...)

SONGS OF OUR LIVES to Feature Charles Strouse, Alan Menken and David Zippel, 12/8
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2009

Songwriters Charles Strouse, Alan Menken and Hal David will be among those featured in the December 8th benefit concert, SONGS OF OUR LIVES: PERFORMED BY THE SONGWRITERS WHO WROTE THEM. The concert will take place at The Little Flower Theater at LaGuardia H.S. on December 8th at 7:00pm. (more...)

Deaf West Theatre to Present FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON at Whitefire Theatre, Begin. 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2013

Using its signature, award-winning combination of signed and voiced theater to bring new perspective to a modern American classic, Deaf West Theatre presents Flowers for Algernon at the Whitefire Theatre, opening Sept. 28. (more...)

Patricia Richardson to Lead I FORGIVE YOU, RONALD REAGAN at The Beckett Theatre; Full Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2013

The producers of I Forgive You, Ronald Reagan, the new play by John S. Anastasi, in which the present is on a collision course with the past, are pleased to announce the cast and creative team for a limited Off-Broadway run this summer. Directed by Charles Abbott, performances will begin at The Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street - between 9th & 10th Aves.) on Monday, July 15. Opening Night is set for Tuesday, July 30 at 7:00 p.m. The show is scheduled to play through August 25th. (more...)

Nicole Parker and PJ Benjamin to Join WICKED Tour in Denver
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2012

The company of the first North American tour of WICKED welcomes PJ Benjamin as The Wizard on Tuesday, May 8 and Nicole Parker as Elphaba on Friday, May 18 in Denver, CO. (more...)

Westport Sunrise Rotary Presents FORBIDDEN WESTPORT III, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2011

Westport's Sunrise Rotary will present an original musical comedy spoof, 'Forbidden Westport III: Beaches, Banks, Barons & Budgets,' on Saturday, April 30, 7:30 p.m., at Bedford Middle School, 88 North Avenue, Westport. Proceeds will benefit Westport's Homes with Hope. Two previous 'Forbidden Westport' productions in 2001 and 2002 were sellouts. (more...)

TRAV'LIN - THE NEW 1930S HARLEM MUSICAL Premieres at Jubilee Theatre, 3/29-4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2013

Trav'lin - The New 1930s Harlem Musical, will receive its Regional Premiere production at Fort Worth's Jubilee Theatre in Spring 2013. The musical, which received a developmental production in 2010 as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF), runs March 29, 2013 through April 28, 2013. (more...)

The Public Theatre Opens THE LAST ROMANCE, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2013

Is it ever too late to find love? The answer is a resounding 'no' in The Last Romance, the heartwarming romantic comedy about the thrill and complications of love in the later years, now playing at The Public Theatre May 3 -12. (more...)

Westport Sunrise Rotary Presents FORBIDDEN WESTPORT III, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2011

Westport's Sunrise Rotary will present an original musical comedy spoof, 'Forbidden Westport III: Beaches, Banks, Barons & Budgets,' on Saturday, April 30, 7:30 p.m., at Bedford Middle School, 88 North Avenue, Westport. Proceeds will benefit Westport's Homes with Hope. Two previous 'Forbidden Westport' productions in 2001 and 2002 were sellouts. (more...)

PJ Benjamin Headlines THE LAST ROMANCE at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2013

Perhaps you saw him on Broadway in Wicked where he's spent the past five years playing the Wizard, or prior to that as the lovable Mr. Cellophane in the long running Broadway show Chicago opposite stars such as Melanie Griffith and Brooke Shields. Celebrating his 43rd year as a professional actor, PJ Benjamin will now be appearing at The Public Theatre, Lewiston/Auburn's Professional Theatre as Ralph Bellini, the charming lovestruck star of the heartwarming romantic comedy The Last Romance. Other Broadway shows in Mr. Benjamin's history include: Pippin; Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies; the Tony Award winning play Torch Song Trilogy; Charlie in the musical Charlie and Algernon (Los Angles critics award), The Pajama Game directed by George Abbott; Wind in the Willows; Ain't Broadway Grand and Sarava. He may also be familiar to younger audiences as the voice of Sergeant Dodo Bird in the animated film, Ice Age. (more...)

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