The 6 PM discussion between Tony-winning composer-lyricist Strouse and New School president Bob Kerrey will be held in the John L. Tishman Auditorium.
Strouse, according to press notes, will discuss "his life in music, the state of the theatre in these challenging times, and his impressive body of work that has been an integral part of American culture for over 40 years."
Charles Strouse, who turned 80 June 7, 2008, 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. His newest musical, Minsky's (with lyricist Susan Birkenhead), is currently playing the Ahmanson Theatre.
The John L. Tishman Auditorium is located in Manhattan at 66 West 12th Street, 1st Floor. Admission is free; to register (by March 6) visit www.rsvpmenow.com/rsvpbeta/?id=19835.
* The President's Forum "engages leaders from academia, business, government, the arts, and other walks of life to provide an in-depth look into the careers and perspectives of today's most distinguished professionals while offering an opportunity to discuss the pressing issues of our time."