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This edition: Charles Strouse, Part 1

Episode Details

Original tape date: September 27, 2008.

First aired: December 1, 2012.

In honor of the current revival of “Annie,” we present this encore interview with the celebrated composer Charles Strouse. He performs “Put on a Happy Face” from his breakthrough hit Bye Bye Birdie, and the beautiful “I Want to Be With You” from Golden Boy (which starred Sammy Davis, Jr.). He also plays and sings some of the earlier, lesser-known tunes that helped establish him as one of the most prolific and successful songwriters in the history of the musical theater.

Guest List

Charles Strouse Composer, Writer

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