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Broadway Composer Charles Strouse.

Broadway Composer Charles Srouse. His hits include, "Bye Bye Birdie," "Applause," and "Annie." He's also written the film scores for "Bonnie and Clyde," and "The Night They Raided Minskys," and others. Strouse newest production is the sequel to "Annie," -- "Annie Warbucks." It's his second stab at an "Annie" sequel, and it comes after a string of flops. When asked if he'd ever just wanted to quit he said, "Never. . . The one thing that all the music teachers I had instilled in me was a desire to connect notes. . . I love composing for the theater."


Other segments from the episode on January 3, 1994

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 3, 1994: Interview with Charles Strouse; Interview with Nathan Lane; Review of Alice Kaplan's memoir "French Lessons."


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