Beautiful Soup Will Offer Concert Celebrating Charles Strouse, Including Cut Song from Rags

By Andrew Gans
12 Mar 2013

The Beautiful Soup Theater, which will present the short-lived musical Rags beginning May 29, will celebrate the songbook of that musical's composer, Charles Strouse, March 23 at 7:30 PM.

Audiences can expect to hear tunes from Bye, Bye Birdie, Annie, Dance A Little Closer, Mayor, Annie Warbucks and a cut song from Rags. The evening will also feature a detailed look at the 50-plus-year career of Strouse.

Artistic director Steven Carl McCasland and Jordon Cunningham, who will be featured at the piano, will be joined by Bethe Austin, Avital Asuleen, Marc Castle, Salvatore Casto, Barnaby Edwards, Erin Elizabeth Eichhorn, Janet Fanale, Kathryn Francisco, Christopher Leidenfrost, Anna Kirkland, Samantha Mercado-Tudda, Cara Picone, Kim Rogers, Ellyn Stein and Amanda Szymczak.

Tickets for the one-night-only concert are $20 ($15 for students with valid I.D.), and are available at the door (cash only) beginning one hour prior to curtain. Reservations are recommended as seating is limited. To reserve tickets, e-mail with your name and number of tickets.

The TAI Group is located on the 14th floor of 150 West 30th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues).


Beautiful Soup's production of Rags will open at The Connelly Theatre on May 29. For tickets visit For more information go to