Charles Strouse, the Tony Award-winning composer of Annie, whose other musicals include Applause, Golden Boy, and Bye Bye Birdie, will appear in person September 28 to share anecdotes about his creative process at the 92nd Street YM-YWHA in New York City.
The noon event will launch Harvey Granat’s fall 2017 Songs & Stories series of shows focusing on Broadway songwriters. Strouse is expected to perform some of his hit songs, including “Tomorrow,” “Put on a Happy Face” and “This Is the Life,” accompanied by pianist David Lahm.
Tickets for The Music and Lyrics of Charles Strouse concert cost $29, and can be ordered by clicking here.
The Songs & Stories with Harvey Granat series continues this fall with the following. Ticktets for these shows start at $25:
The Music of Richard Whiting
October 26, noon
Debbi Whiting, Richard Whitings’s granddaughter, talks about her grandfather and her iconic mother, Margaret Whiting in a program that includes Whiting’s songs including “On the Good Ship Lollipop,” “Hooray for Hollywood,” “Sleepy Time Gal,” “Too Marvelous for Words” and “Ain’t We Got Fun,” among others.
The Music and Lyrics of Cole Porter
Porter biographer and respected historian Robert Kimball discusses Porter’s life and distinctive creative style through some of his greatest songs from Anything Goes; Kiss Me Kate; High Society; and other shows.
The Lyrics of Yip Harburg
E.Y. “Yip” Harburg wrote lyrics for the score of The Wizard of Oz, as well as hits like “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime” and “It’s Only a Paper Moon.” This installment explores how Harburg addressed such issues as racial and gender equality and union politics in his work. Special guests include Ernie Harburg, Yip Harburg’s son, and Deena Rosenberg, cultural and music historian and author of Fascinating Rhythm: The Collaboration of George and Ira Gershwin and founding chair of the musical theatre program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Tickets for all four shows can be ordered here. 92Y is located on Lexington Avenue between 91st and 92nd streets in Manhattan.