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Clark Gesner

 
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Birth Place: August, ME, USA

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  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1998
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  [Off-Broadway]
1998
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  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1998
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
1998
Performer

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Playwright
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Composer/Lyricist
Sketches/Composer/Lyricist
Composer/Lyricist
Bookwriter
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Clark Gesner News

YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN is Coming to The Legacy Theatre in September Photo YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN is Coming to The Legacy Theatre in September
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 10, 2022

The team at The Legacy Theatre, Branford's own regional, professional theatre on the shoreline, is bringing a fun musical for the whole family to the Legacy stage. Running Thursday, August 18 to Saturday, September 3, is the third installment in Legacy's 2022 Mainstage Series - You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.

Broadway Rose Theatre to Present A PEANUTS MUSICAL in July Photo Broadway Rose Theatre to Present A PEANUTS MUSICAL in July
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 29, 2022

Broadway Rose Theatre Company will continue its 2022 Season of Live Musicals with You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, based on the comic strip 'Peanuts' by Charles M. Schulz. Preview performance is Thursday, July 7, with opening night on Friday, July 8, and performances continuing through July 31.

Photos: First look at Little Theatre Off Broadway's YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN Photo Photos: First look at Little Theatre Off Broadway's YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN
by Jerri Shafer - Jun 24, 2022

Charlie Brown and the entire Peanuts gang explore life's great questions as they play baseball, struggle with homework, sing songs, swoon over their crushes, and celebrate the joy of friendship.

Cotuit Center for the Arts Presents YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN Photo Cotuit Center for the Arts Presents YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2022

Happiness is great musical theatre! Cotuit Center for the Arts will present YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN, the first production at the venue's new outdoor performance space for the summer of 2022.

MAMMA MIA!, FROZEN JR. & More Top the List of School Theatre's Most Popular Plays & M Photo MAMMA MIA!, FROZEN JR. & More Top the List of School Theatre's Most Popular Plays & Musicals
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2022

See the latest results according to the Educational Theatre Association’s annual play survey to see ALL of the most popular plays and musicals done in school theaters around the country during the 2021-2022 school year.

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 7, 2022

BWW Review: YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN at Village Theatre Photo BWW Review: YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN at Village Theatre
by Jay Irwin - Apr 25, 2022

Dear Readers, if you’re going to do a show, any show, you need to have confidence in what you’re putting up on that stage. And while the current production of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” at Village Theatre has a bunch of fun moments, the show as a whole seemed to lack the confidence to go for it, just like its title character.

Photos: First Look at YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN at Landmark Musical Theatre Photo Photos: First Look at YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN at Landmark Musical Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Mar 11, 2022

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown runs from March 11 – April 10, 2022 at Landmark Musical Theatre (533 Sutter Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94102). Opening Night will be Friday, March 11, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. 

Landmark Musical Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHAR Photo Landmark Musical Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 4, 2022

San Francisco’s Landmark Musical Theatre (Jon Rosen, Artistic Director) is pleased to announce the full cast and creative team for the Company’s first production of 2022, YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIES BROWN. The production will run from March 11 – April 10, 2022 at Landmark Musical Theatre (533 Sutter Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94102). Opening Night will be Friday, March 11, 2022, at 8:00 p.m. YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN is based on the comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schultz.

Cotuit Center for the Arts Announces 2022 Season Photo Cotuit Center for the Arts Announces 2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 28, 2022

Cotuit Center for the Arts has announced another season jam-packed with programming, Gallery exhibits, classes, fundraisers, and more. After reopening in 2021 following the 2020 lockdown, the Center came back strong and laid some exciting groundwork for 2022.

Clark Gesner Videos

VIDEO: First Look at Stages Theatre Company's YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN VideoVIDEO: First Look at Stages Theatre Company's YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
by Stage Tube - Jul 9, 2021

Tickets are $14 for children ages 2-17; $16 for adults; and $14 for seniors, ages 60+. Advanced ticket reservation required. Learn more about the production and how to purchase tickets here!

BWW TV: The Kid Critics Meet the Peanuts Gang at YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 19, 2016

It's not hard to stumble across an excess of reviews for any given Broadway show these days, but there is a group of theatregoers that is wildly underrepresented when it comes to opinions on Broadway- kids! BroadwayWorld continues our new series, KID CRITICS, which gives parents and children alike a kid's perspective on Broadway's hottest shows. We are continuing the series with Tai (9), Isabella (11), and Charles (8), who just stopped by York Theatre Company's YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN. Curious of what they thought about the show? Find out below!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/13/16- YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN
by Stage Tube - Jun 13, 2016

Today in 1999, You're A Good Man Charlie Brown closed at the Ambassador Theatre, where it ran for 149 performances. You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown is a 1967 musical comedy with music and lyrics by Clark Gesner, based on the characters created by cartoonist Charles M. Schulz in his comic strip Peanuts. The revival cast featured Anthony Rapp as Charlie Brown, Kristin Chenoweth as Sally and Roger Bart as Snoopy.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/1/16- YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
by Stage Tube - Jun 1, 2016

Today in 1971, You're A Good Man Charlie Brown opened at the John Golden Theatre, where it ran for 32 performances. You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown is a 1967 musical comedy with music and lyrics by Clark Gesner, based on the characters created by cartoonist Charles M. Schulz in his comic strip Peanuts. Directed by Joseph Hardy and with choreography by Patricia Birch, the 1971 cast included Grant Cowan as Snoopy and Dean Stolber as Charlie Brown.

BWW TV: The Comical Kids of YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN Give a Sneak Peek!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 19, 2016

The York Theatre Company, in association with Van Dean, Tony Heyes/Mia Moravis and Sister Productions presents YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN, with book, music and lyrics by Clark Gesner and additional material by Andrew Lippa and Michael Mayer. BroadwayWorld brings you a preview of the cast in action below!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/4/16- YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
by Stage Tube - Feb 4, 2016

Today in 1999, You're A Good an Charlie Brown opened at the Ambassador Theatre, where it ran for 149 performances. A 1967 musical comedy with music and lyrics by Clark Gesner, the show is based on the characters created by cartoonist Charles M. Schulz in his comic strip Peanuts. THe 1999 revival featured new dialogue by Michael Mayer, who also directed, and additional songs and orchestration written by Andrew Lippa; choreography was by Jerry Mitchell. The cast featured Anthony Rapp, Kristin Chenoweth, and Roger Bart.

BWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Kids Unite for YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN; Go Inside the Rehearsal Room for the 54 Below Concert!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 28, 2015

Happiness is... 54 Below Sings You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown! On September 2-3, 54 Below will present the Grammy-nominated music by Clark Gesner, with additional music from Andrew Lippa, in one sensational concert. Winner of the Drama Desk Award for Best Revival of a Musical, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown brings fun and catchy music to the famous Peanuts gang comic strip we all know and love. Don't miss your favorite tunes such as 'My Blanket and Me,' 'Book Report,' 'Snoopy,' 'My New Philosophy,' 'Beethoven Day,' 'The Kite,' 'Suppertime,' and many more! Join Charlie, Snoopy, Lucy and the rest of the Peanuts gang for a fun and exciting evening at 54 Below!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/13/15- YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN
by Stage Tube - Jun 13, 2015

Today in 1999, You're A Good Man Charlie Brown closed at the Ambassador Theatre, where it ran for 149 performances. You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown is a 1967 musical comedy with music and lyrics by Clark Gesner, based on the characters created by cartoonist Charles M. Schulz in his comic strip Peanuts. The revival cast featured Anthony Rapp as Charlie Brown, Kristin Chenoweth as Sally and Roger Bart as Snoopy.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/1/15- YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN
by Stage Tube - Jun 1, 2015

Today in 1971, You're A Good Man Charlie Brown opened at the John Golden Theatre, where it ran for 32 performances. You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown is a 1967 musical comedy with music and lyrics by Clark Gesner, based on the characters created by cartoonist Charles M. Schulz in his comic strip Peanuts. Directed by Joseph Hardy and with choreography by Patricia Birch, the 1971 cast included Grant Cowan as Snoopy and Dean Stolber as Charlie Brown.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/4/15- YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
by Stage Tube - Feb 4, 2015

Today in 1999, You're A Good an Charlie Brown opened at the Ambassador Theatre, where it ran for 149 performances. A 1967 musical comedy with music and lyrics by Clark Gesner, the show is based on the characters created by cartoonist Charles M. Schulz in his comic strip Peanuts. THe 1999 revival featured new dialogue by Michael Mayer, who also directed, and additional songs and orchestration written by Andrew Lippa; choreography was by Jerry Mitchell. The cast featured Anthony Rapp, Kristin Chenoweth, and Roger Bart.


Clark Gesner Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Clark Gesner written?
Clark Gesner has written 5 shows including Animal Fair (Composer/Lyricist), You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Bookwriter), The Utter Glory of Morrissey Hall (Composer/Lyricist), The Jello is Always Red (Sketches/Composer/Lyricist), The Jello is Always Red (Playwright).