In the "Broadway Close-Up" series at the hall at Kaufman Center at 129 W. 67th Street, three evenings are devoted to songwriters. On three different Mondays in 2004, William Finn, Charles Strouse and new writers will be represented, respectively.
Finn, who created March of the Falsettos, Falsettoland and A New Brain, is heard 8 PM March 29, 2004, in Finn Land: The Music of William Finn, featuring Broadway veterans, including those who have performed his work before.
Strouse, who wrote music for Bye Bye Birdie, Applause, Annie and Rags, as well as the upcoming Marty, is heard in Welcome to the Theatre: Celebrating the Music of Charles Strouse, May 10, 2004. Strouse will be interviewed and will perform, with special guests that include Penny Fuller (Applause) and the lyricists Lee Adams and Martin Charnin and librettist Thomas Meehan.
Bound for Broadway IV is a concert of theatre music by rising composers and lyricists from projects that have yet to have major productions. It plays June 4, 2004. Actress-singer Liz Callaway hosts.
For more information about Merkin Concert Hall's programming, visit www.kaufman-center.org.