Bostwick, Edelman, Gravitte, Luker, Mason Set for Carnegie Hall Strouse Concert

News   Bostwick, Edelman, Gravitte, Luker, Mason Set for Carnegie Hall Strouse Concert Once Upon a Time and Tomorrow: The Best of Charles Strouse is the title of an upcoming evening at Carnegie Hall that will pay tribute to the Tony Award-winning composer of Annie, Applause and Bye Bye Birdie.
Tony winner Debbie Gravitte
Tony winner Debbie Gravitte

Presented by and featuring The New York Pops — conducted by Martin Yates — the concert will be held April 3, 2009, in Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium. Show time is 8 PM.

Among those currently scheduled to lend their talents to the evening, according to the Carnegie Hall website, are Barry Bostwick, Gregg Edelman, Tony winner Debbie Gravitte, Rebecca Luker, Karen Mason, Emma Rowley and Eric Jordan Young. The concert will also feature the Young People's Chorus of New York City under the direction of Francisco J. Núñez.

Charles Strouse, who turned 80 June 7, won Best Score Tony Awards for Annie (with lyricist Martin Charnin) and Applause (with Lee Adams). His other musicals include Bye Bye Birdie, Applause, "It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman!", Bring Back Birdie, Annie Warbucks, Golden Boy, A Broadway Musical, I and Albert, Charlie and Algernon, Rags, Dance a Little Closer and All American.

Tickets, priced $29-$100, are available by visiting www.carnegie-hall.org.

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