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Bye bye Birdie

Charles Strouse (composer), Lee Adams (performer)
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Title
Bye bye Birdie
Composer
Charles Strouse 1928-
Performer
Lee Adams
Publisher
Masterworks Broadway, 2012
1 cd
Recording date
1960
Playing time
00:48:03
EAN
0886974991328
CDR
HFX8555
Placing suggestion
68 - Films, televisieseries en musicals (NBLC) F1 - Film- en theatermuziek (Flemish music schema)

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About Charles Strouse

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Charles Strouse (born June 7, 1928) is an American composer and lyricist best known for writing the music to such Broadway musicals as Bye Bye Birdie, Applause, and Annie.

Life and career

Strouse was born in New York City, to Jewish parents, Ethel (née Newman) and Ira Strouse, who worked in the tobacco business. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, he studied under Arthur Berger, David Diamond, Aaron Copland and Nadia Boulanger.

Strouse's first Broadway musical was Bye Bye Birdie, with lyrics by Lee Adams, which opened in 1960. Adams became his long-time collaborator. For this show, Strouse won his first Tony Award in the category of best musical.

Strouse's next show was All American (1962), with a book by Mel Brooks and lyrics by Adams; it was not a success, closing after 80 performances, but it produced the standard “Once Upon a Time” (recorded by Perry Como, Eddie Fis…Read more on Wikipedia