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Inspired by the film by William Friedkin

An Amish girl causes a sensation when she inadvertently invents the striptease at the famous burlesque palace.


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...)

NYMF Finishes Up 2008 Festival Tonight 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2008

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) concludes its fifth year which featured 24 full productions, a dance series, a developmental series, concerts and special events tonight 10/5th. (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...)

Broadway Star and James Bond's Dr. No Joseph Wiseman Dies at 91
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2009

Stage and screen star Joesph Wiseman died yesterday of natural causes at the age of 91 in his Manhattan home. (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...)

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...)

Arnold Schulman's SLEEPING UGLY Opens at Santa Monica Playhouse, Plays Now thru 6/17
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2012

The world premiere of two-time Oscar nominated show business legend Arnold Schulman's humorous and romantic SLEEPING UGLY - an adult fairytale about love and lust, longing and belonging, sex and sensibility, parents and pediatrics, and the passion and pain of living with a werewolf officially opens tonight, May 5, and plays weekends at Santa Monica Playhouse through June 17, 2012. (more...)

Roundabout's 'BYE BYE BIRDIE' Will Call Newly Completed Henry Miller Theatre 'Home'
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2009

After a 48 year absence, Bye Bye Birdie will return to Broadway this fall presented by Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) in a production starring John Stamos (Albert Peterson), Gina Gershon (Rose Alvarez), Bill Irwin (Mr. Harry MacAfee) and Jayne Houdyshell (Mrs. Mae Peterson). Directed & choreographed by Robert Longbottom, Bye Bye Birdie has a book by Michael Stewart, lyrics by Lee Adams and music by Charles Strouse. Roundabout is proud to welcome back three artists who have previously worked at the theatrical institution: John Stamos, Gina Gershon and Bill Irwin. (more...)

Funk, Doyle, Trimm, Hoty, Ephraim and Schwencke Join Roundabout's 'BYE BYE BIRDIE'
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2009

After a 48 year absence, Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) will present the first new Broadway production of Bye Bye Birdie as the inaugural production of the new Henry Miller's Theatre (124 West 43rd Street) beginning Thursday, September 10th, 2009 with an official opening on Thursday, October 15th, 2009. This will be a limited engagement through January 10th, 2010. (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...)

42nd St Moon to Celebrate Strouse at Gala June 30th
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2008

42nd Street Moon begins its 16th season of uncommon musicals with a gala concert at the Alcazar Theatre on Monday, June 30, 2008. 'You've Got Possibilities!' celebrates the great musicals of the 1960s, and will offer a special 80th birthday salute to the prolific Award-winning composer Charles Strouse, who will be in attendance. (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...)

2012 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awardees Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2012

Two-time Tony Award nominated costume designer Carrie Robbins, and scenic, lighting, costume designer and educator Lloyd Burlingame are among the 2012 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on Friday, May 4, at 6:30pm, at the Hudson Theatre (145 West 44th Street). Ms. Robbins was selected to receive the 2012 TDF/Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award for costume design, and Mr. Burlingame will receive the Robert L.B. Tobin Award for Sustained Excellence in Theatrical Design. (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...)

The Offstage Group Presents The Complete Choral Musician Workshop 6/27-30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2010

THE OFFSTAGE GROUP invites music educators, musicians and students to take part in the 2010 Complete Choral Musician on June 27 - 30, 2010 in New York City. (more...)

Ahmanson 08-09 Season Launches '9 to 5' & 'Minsky's'
by James Sims - Mar 24, 2008

Los Angeles' Center Theatre Group has announced that two world premiere musicals, 9 to 5: The Musical and Minky's will be part of the 2008-2009 Ahmanson season, along with Spring Awakening and Frost/Nixon... (more...)

The Offstage Group Presents The Complete Choral Musician Workshop 6/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2010

THE OFFSTAGE GROUP invites music educators, musicians and students to take part in the 2010 Complete Choral Musician on June 27 - 30, 2010 in New York City. (more...)

The Offstage Group Presents The Complete Choral Musician Workshop 6/27-30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2010

THE OFFSTAGE GROUP invites music educators, musicians and students to take part in the 2010 Complete Choral Musician on June 27 - 30, 2010 in New York City. (more...)

Arnold Schulman's SLEEPING UGLY Set for Santa Monica Playhouse, Aptil-June
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2012

The world premiere of two-time Oscar nominated show business legend Arnold Schulman's humorous and romantic SLEEPING UGLY - an adult fairytale about love and lust, longing and belonging, sex and sensibility, parents and pediatrics, and the passion and pain of living with a werewolf opens Sunday, April 15 and plays weekends at Santa Monica Playhouse through June 17, 2012. (more...)

TROLLS to Close July 17, then Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2005

TROLLS, a new musical with book and lyrics by Bill Dyer and music by Dick DeBenedictis, will conclude its Off-Broadway run on Sunday, June 17th. (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - July 12, 2010
by - Jul 12, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 12 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Charles Strouse Plays for TN Shakespeare Gala 2/10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2012

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, the Mid-South's professional classical theatre, features legendary Broadway composer Charles Strouse in performance for its Third Annual Valentine's Gala on Friday, February 10 at 6:00 pm at Germantown Performing Arts Centre. (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - January 29, 2010
by - Jan 29, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 29 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flash: Put on a Happy Face: A Salute to Charles Strouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2009

Last night in Beverly Hills, Monday January 26th, The Paley Center for Media saluted the work of award-winning composer Charles Strouse in the third of its concert & conversations series, PaleyAfterDark. The composer of such great Broadway hits including Bye Bye Birdie, Golden Boy, Applause, Annie, and Rags, Strouse with special guests Bonnie Franklin (who nominated for a Tony award for Applause) and cast members of Minsky's shared a rare evening of story and song which celebrated his illustrious career and the Los Angeles debut of his latest musical triumph, Minsky's. The program was illuminated by archival footage of rare Strouse material from the Paley Center's collection and finished with a musical performance by the composer singing an arrangement of favorites from 'Put on a Happy Face' to 'Tomorrow.'Minsky's is based on the Bud Yorkin-Norman Lear production of 'The Night They Raided Minsky's.' Charles Strouse has touched the life of almost every American in the last half century with his musical works. There may be no other living composer from America's popular songbook whose work is as integrated into the popular culture as that of Charles Strouse.His music has attracted top recording artists from the last half-century with covers of his songs recorded by such diverse pop artists as Barbra Streisand, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Bobby Darin, Harry Connick, Jr., Bobby Rydell, Jay Z, Vic Damone, Louis Armstrong, Nina Simone, Grace Jones and Duke Ellington and his Orchestra.Strouse has written the score to over 30 stage musicals, 14 scores for Broadway, four Hollywood films, two orchestral works and an opera.He has been inducted to the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Theatre Hall of Fame. (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - January 26, 2010
by - Jan 26, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - January 25, 2010
by - Jan 25, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 25 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Strouse's Nicholaw Directed MINSKY'S Set For Ahmanson 1/21-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2009

Minsky's is the second new musical playing the Ahmanson this season, boasting a book by Bob Martin and direction and choreography by Casey Nicholaw, who both crafted the U.S. premiere of the musical The Drowsy Chaperone at the Ahmanson in 2005. Composer Charles Strouse (Bye Bye Birdie, Annie) will join lyricist Susan Birkenhead (Triumph of Love) on the musical, which begins performances January 21 through March 1, 2009. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: MINSKY'S Gregg Barnes on Costuming Burlesque
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 2, 2009

Minsky's is a big, racy, new musical comedy set in a time when entertainment was about legs and laughs, and you had to push the limits to keep the customers buying tickets. A rollicking backstage story, set in Prohibition Era New York City. Tony Award winning costume designer Gregg Barnes talked about his creations for MINSKY'S on the show's official site in a wonderful audio/video essay that we are excited to bring you here on BWW TV! (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - January 17, 2010
by - Jan 17, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - January 15, 2010
by - Jan 15, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 15 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - February 9, 2010
by - Feb 9, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 9 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - February 8, 2010
by - Feb 8, 2010

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

BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - February 27, 2010
by - Feb 27, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 27 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (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...)

BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - February 19, 2010
by - Feb 19, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - February 18, 2010
by - Feb 18, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - February 12, 2010
by - Feb 12, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 12 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - February 11, 2010
by - Feb 11, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Charles Strouse Plays for TN Shakespeare Gala 2/10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2012

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, the Mid-South's professional classical theatre, features legendary Broadway composer Charles Strouse in performance for its Third Annual Valentine's Gala on Friday, February 10 at 6:00 pm at Germantown Performing Arts Centre. (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...)

MINSKY'S Rachel Dratch Hopes For Broadway Run
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2008

Former SNL genius, Celebrity Autobiography mainstay and gifted comic actress Rachel Dratch is a member of the cast of the currently in rehearsal musical Minsky's, she reveals her joy of working with composer Charles Strouse and her hope of it continuing to Broadway in the future to NYMag.com's Diana Scholl. (more...)

Strouse's Nicholaw Directed MINSKY'S Set For Ahmanson 1/21-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2008

Minsky's is the second new musical playing the Ahmanson this season, boasting a book by Bob Martin and direction and choreography by Casey Nicholaw, who both crafted the U.S. premiere of the musical The Drowsy Chaperone at the Ahmanson in 2005. Composer Charles Strouse (Bye Bye Birdie, Annie) will join lyricist Susan Birkenhead (Triumph of Love) on the musical, which begins performances January 21 through March 1, 2009. (more...)

NYMF Announces Complete 2008 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2008

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) celebrates its fifth year with 24 full productions, a dance series, a developmental series, concerts and special events. (more...)

Kritzerland Releases CD Double Bill Of THE NIGHT THEY RAIDED MINSKY'S And GAILY, GAILY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2009

Kritzerland is proud to present its newest limited edition - a double bill of two never-before-released on CD soundtracks on one CD: Gaily, Gaily, music composed and conducted by Henry Mancini and The Night They Raided Minsky's, music composed by Charles Strouse. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Full Cast of ANNIE, Now in Rehearsal!
by Meet the Cast - Aug 16, 2012

ANNIE, the new production of the Tony Award-winning musical, went into rehearsal today in New York City with its full company. The production begins previews October 3, 2012 and opens November 8, 2012 at the Palace Theatre (Broadway at 47th Street). Meet the full cast below! (more...)

NYMF Announces ASCAP Presented 2008 Educational Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2008

The ASCAP Foundation will present this year's New York Musical Theatre Festival's Educational Series at Barnes and Noble Booksellers at Lincoln Triangle (1972 Broadway at 66th Street) on September 18th, 25th and October 2nd. The Educational Series provides an opportunity for audience members and aspiring theater artists to learn directly from industry professionals. All seminars are free of charge and made possible through the generous support of The ASCAP Foundation's Irving Caesar Trust. (more...)

Arnold Schulman's SLEEPING UGLY Set for Santa Monica Playhouse, Aptil-June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2012

The world premiere of two-time Oscar nominated show business legend Arnold Schulman's humorous and romantic SLEEPING UGLY - an adult fairytale about love and lust, longing and belonging, sex and sensibility, parents and pediatrics, and the passion and pain of living with a werewolf opens Sunday, April 15 and plays weekends at Santa Monica Playhouse through June 17, 2012. (more...)

Stamos, Gershon, Irwin and Houdyshell Lead Roundabout's 'BYE BYE BIRDIE'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2009

After a 48 year absence, Bye Bye Birdie will return to Broadway this fall presented by Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) in a production starring John Stamos (Albert Peterson), Gina Gershon (Rose Alvarez), Bill Irwin (Mr. Harry MacAfee) and Jayne Houdyshell (Mrs. Mae Peterson). Directed & choreographed by Robert Longbottom, Bye Bye Birdie has a book by Michael Stewart, lyrics by Lee Adams and music by Charles Strouse. Roundabout is proud to welcome back three artists who have previously worked at the theatrical institution: John Stamos, Gina Gershon and Bill Irwin. (more...)

Arnold Schulman's SLEEPING UGLY Set for Santa Monica Playhouse, April-June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2012

The world premiere of two-time Oscar nominated show business legend Arnold Schulman's humorous and romantic SLEEPING UGLY - an adult fairytale about love and lust, longing and belonging, sex and sensibility, parents and pediatrics, and the passion and pain of living with a werewolf opens Sunday, April 15 and plays weekends at Santa Monica Playhouse through June 17, 2012. (more...)

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