The 7:30 PM event will feature an interview with the award-winning composer conducted by host Kenrick. Strouse will discuss It's a Bird. . . It's a Plane . . . It's Superman and I and Albert, which are both part of the York's current Musicals in Mufti season. He will also chat about his Tony-winning hits Applause, Annie and Bye Bye Birdie. Upcoming Musical Conversations are set for July 10 (Guilty Pleasures: Cult Musical Favorites) and July 24 (I Remember It Well: The Musicals of Lerner and Loewe).
Charles Strouse 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.
The Theatre at Saint Peter's is located on 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue. Admission is free; call (212) 935-5824, ext. 21 to make reservations.