The American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) will honor legendary musical theatre composer Charles Strouse (Annie) with the ASCAP Foundation Richard Rodgers Award at Lincoln Center on Dec. 9.
Strouse is being honored in recognition of a lifetime of contribution to musical theatre. Past recipients of the award include Jule Styne, Burton Lane, Irving Caesar, Betty Comden, Adolph Green and Jerry Herman.
As part of the awards ceremony, singer Judy Kuhn will perform Strouse's "Once Upon a Time" from All American, and singer Malcolm Gets will perform a Strouse favorite, "Home," from The Night They Raided Minsky's.
ASCAP will also present its New Horizons cash award to Andrew Lippa. The New Horizons award recognizes rising composers and lyricists. Lippa recently contributed songs to the production of You're A Good Man Charlie Brown and his new show, The Wild Party opens at the Manhattan Theatre Club next month.