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Charles Strouse News

 
Date Of Birth:
June 07, 1928 (92)
Birth Place:
New York, NY, USA
 
Date of Birth: June 07, 1928 (92)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Live Theater Returns To Bay Street June 4 With BECOMING DR. RUTH Photo Live Theater Returns To Bay Street June 4 With BECOMING DR. RUTH
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2021

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the return of live and in-person performances to its Mainstage with a production of Becoming Dr. Ruth, opening Friday, June 4, as part of the 30th anniversary summer season, Come Together.

MTI's ALL TOGETHER NOW Royalty-Free Revue Will Feature Music by Stephen Schwartz, Ahr Photo MTI's ALL TOGETHER NOW Royalty-Free Revue Will Feature Music by Stephen Schwartz, Ahrens & Flaherty and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2021

Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI) has just announced updates to All Together Now!: A Global Event Celebrating Local Theatre, in which schools and theatres around the world are empowered to locally produce and perform an exclusive musical revue featuring songs from MTI’s beloved shows over the weekend of November 12, 2021.

Julie Halston, Victoria Clark, Jackie Hoffman and Gale Brewer Join THE MUSICAL OF MUS Photo Julie Halston, Victoria Clark, Jackie Hoffman and Gale Brewer Join THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS (THE MUSICAL!) Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2021

The York Theatre Company, in association with Tom D'Angora, Michael D'Angora, and Tim Guinee, has added more of Broadway’s best to the All-Singing, All-Talking, All-Virtual special benefit presentation of the Off-Broadway hit THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS (THE MUSICAL!)…and More!.

BWW Interview: Jason Graae of PERFECT HERMANY at 42nd Street Moon Celebrates the Lega Photo BWW Interview: Jason Graae of PERFECT HERMANY at 42nd Street Moon Celebrates the Legacy of His Dear Friend Jerry Herman
by Jim Munson - Apr 14, 2021

San Francisco‚Äôs revered 42nd Street Moon kicks off its 2021 ‚ÄúMoonbeams‚ÄĚ season with Jason Graae in Perfect Hermany, a tribute to the late, great Jerry Herman, writer of such classic musicals as Hello, Dolly!, Mame and La Cage Aux Folles. The title Perfect Hermany is an unusually apt one as Graae is the perfect interpreter of Herman‚Äôs work, having starred in a much-lauded production Herman‚Äôs The Grand Tour in LA and toured for years with Herman in Hello, Jerry!, a revue of Herman‚Äôs work. Perfect Hermany is available for streaming on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through May 2, 2021. For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit 42ndStreetMoon.org. Among his many credits, Graae has appeared on Broadway numerous times, toured extensively as The Wizard in Wicked, performed with major symphonies across the country, recorded dozens of musical theater albums and has enjoyed a long association with 42nd Street Moon. He is known for the improbable combination of his antic, go-for-broke comedic style and the impeccable musicianship of his soaring tenor. He is the type of performer who can make you bust a gut one moment, and then melt your heart the next. ¬† BroadwayWorld caught up with Graae last week from his home base in LA soon after he had completed filming Perfect Hermany. We talked about his long association with both Herman and 42nd Street Moon, his favorite Herman songs, a couple of key roles that somehow got away from him and a few he still hopes to have a go at. Graae is always a blast to talk to. It seems the guy just is incapable of not being funny, but he is also thoughtful and kind, and sort of a walking treasure trove of theatrical lore. The following conversation has been condensed and edited for clarity.

Beth Leavel, Alexandra Billings, Sarah Stiles, Ana Gasteyer and More Join THE MUSICAL Photo Beth Leavel, Alexandra Billings, Sarah Stiles, Ana Gasteyer and More Join THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS (THE MUSICAL!) Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2021

Sometimes One Musical Star Just Isn't Enough! The York Theatre Company has added more of Broadway’s best to the All-Singing, All-Talking, All-Virtual special benefit presentation of the Off-Broadway hit THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS (THE MUSICAL!)…and More!.

Stage & Screen Star Terron Brooks Releases New Single, May 7 Photo Stage & Screen Star Terron Brooks Releases New Single, May 7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2021

Terron Brooks, two-time NAACP Award nominated singer-songwriter, actor and writer announces the release of his new inspirational single 'Tomorrow,' available for download May 7.

Jamie deRoy & friends presents CELEBRATING SONGWRITERS Part 1 on March 28th Photo Jamie deRoy & friends presents CELEBRATING SONGWRITERS Part 1 on March 28th
by Stephen Mosher - Mar 27, 2021

Jamie deRoy's industrious work provides more entertainment from her vast archives.

VIDEO: Seth Sikes Collaborates With David Cromer and Eamon Foley for 'Home' Photo VIDEO: Seth Sikes Collaborates With David Cromer and Eamon Foley for 'Home'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2021

To mark the one-year closure of Broadway due to Covid, singer Seth Sikes has collaborated with director David Cromer and Choreographer Eamon Foley to release his latest music video. Home is a love letter to the theater. The tune was written by Charles Strouse with lyrics by Susan Birkenhead for the musical Minsky’s. 

ACT Of CT Presents Stephen Schwartz's SNAPSHOTS: A Musical Scrapbook Photo ACT Of CT Presents Stephen Schwartz's SNAPSHOTS: A Musical Scrapbook
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2021

ACT of CT is excited to announce their newest endeavor, a world premiere musical experience exclusively for ACT of CT audiences.

Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 4 to be Released in M Photo Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 4 to be Released in March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2021

Dress Circle Publishing has announced the release of THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 4, the latest in a series by historian and producer Jennifer Ashley Tepper. The book will be available on Tuesday, March 9 to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the 2020-2021 Broadway shutdown.

Registration Now Open For National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's SOUL TO SOUL Photo Registration Now Open For National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's SOUL TO SOUL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2021

The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) production of Soul to Soul, the electrifying and emotionally captivating theatrical concert that explores the parallels between African American and Jewish music, will be presented virtually this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of December 21 - MOULIN ROUGE! Songbook, ESTEL Photo New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of December 21 - MOULIN ROUGE! Songbook, ESTELLA SCROOGE Cast Recording, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Dec 23, 2020

This week's list includes the songbook to Moulin Rouge! the Musical. Also, check out the Estella Scrooge cast album featuring Danny Burstein, Betsy Wolfe, Lauren Patten, Patrick Page, Carolee Carmello, and more.

BWW Interview: Phil Geoffrey Bond of SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED at 54 Below Photo BWW Interview: Phil Geoffrey Bond of SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED at 54 Below
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 19, 2020

Ten years of SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED came to an abrupt halt in March. Now Phil Geoffrey Bond prepares for the first-ever film version of his creation to debut on December 26th, care of 54 Below.

Sooner Theatre Will Present ANNIE This Holiday Season Photo Sooner Theatre Will Present ANNIE This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2020

Leapin' Lizards! The irrepressible comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world's best-loved musicals.

New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of November 16 - Lea Salonga, Josh Groban, LES Photo New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of November 16 - Lea Salonga, Josh Groban, LES MISERABLES, HADESTOWN, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Nov 18, 2020

Need something new to read, watch, or listen to? Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases! This week's list includes new music from Josh Groban and Lea Salonga, plus the cast recording of Les Miserables: The Staged Concert, and a holiday album from the cast of Hadestown!

StoryBook Presents ANNIE THE MUSICAL! Photo StoryBook Presents ANNIE THE MUSICAL!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2020

ANNIE THE MUSICAL has become a worldwide phenomenon and StoryBook Theatre are thrilled to bring it to the Calgary audience to be streamed online from the comfort of their homes from November 27 to January 2, 2021. 

Second Stage Theater Announces New Board of Directors Trustees Photo Second Stage Theater Announces New Board of Directors Trustees
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2020

Second Stage Theater has announced new Board of Trustees members Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Mia Campbell, Dre Taylor Lindsay, Alice Pacthod and John Sorkin. They join the board as the company celebrates its 42nd season, returning to stages in the spring of 2021.

10 musicales de misterio que no te puedes perder Photo 10 musicales de misterio que no te puedes perder
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Sep 10, 2020

¡Sigue la pista de los crímenes más famosos del género musical!

Broadway Pianist/Composer/Arranger Timothy Graphenreed Has Passed Away at Age 68 Photo Broadway Pianist/Composer/Arranger Timothy Graphenreed Has Passed Away at Age 68
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2020

Broadway composer/lyricist/author/musical director/vocal arranger/dance arranger/orchestrator/accompanist, best known for composing The Tornado, and Emerald City Ballet in the Broadway hit 'The Wiz,' Timothy Graphenreed, passed away March 1, 2020, at Mt. Sinai at the age of 68.

Fairfield Summer Stage Back To School With ANNIE WARBUCKS Photo Fairfield Summer Stage Back To School With ANNIE WARBUCKS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2020

Fairfield Summer Stage, an immersive musical theatre education program, will present its annual Back to School Session this fall. Featuring a professional staff and participants grades 1-10 from Fairfield County, Back to School will start rehearsals for 'Annie Warbucks' on September 12th and rehearse Tuesdays and Saturdays through November 7th.

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