Curtain Up! Light the Lights!

Bye Bye Birdie (1960–1961), music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Lee Adams, directed by Gower Champion, Martin Beck Theatre, New York, NY, courtesy of Photofest


Curtain Up! Light the Lights!

Broadway Favorites | Online Class

Thursdays, January 21–February 25, 10:00 am–12:00 pm (PT)

About the Program

Broadway may be dark for now, but it’s “curtain up” for us as we focus on the illustrious careers of Jule Styne, Comden and Green, Marvin Hamlisch, Charles Strouse, and Neil Simon—a generation of composers and writers who brought laughter and tears to millions. Enjoy such favorites as Funny Girl, Annie, and Bye Bye Birdie, and dive into decades of unforgettable musicals and comedies that lit up the Great White Way and continue to enchant audiences to this day.

Instructor: Steve Barri is a composer, lyricist, music industry executive, and musical theater enthusiast. As vice president of Dunhill Records, he was involved in signing several notable acts, including Steely Dan, Jimmy Buffett, and Three Dog Night. While working at Warner Bros. and Motown Records, Barri worked with Lionel Richie and served as advisor for the soundtrack of The Big Chill.