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(music of the stage play)
(September 14 to October 23, 1983) His musical, "Annie," was performed at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey with Gary Holcombe, Tara Kennedy and Marcia Lewis in the cast. Jerry Adler was director. Mimi B. Wallace was choreographer. Glen Clugston was musical director. Associated Theatrical Desins were scenic ...
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I never said to myself, "How will I ever top this?". That never even occurred to me. I mean, I like things to be a success, but the main thing is to keep working.
He was working as a rehearsal pianist for a Harold Arlen
show called "Saratoga". The stage manager, Edward V. Padula
, had heard one of Strouse's "Green Mansions" songs. Padula needed a composer for an idea he had for a musical about teenagers. It became "Bye Bye Birdie". Strouse not only composed the music, he played piano for the auditions.