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Broadway Composer Visits Harrison's Manhattanville

HARRISON, N.Y. - Broadway composer Charles Strouse will be at Harrison's Manhattanville College this month to celebrate the inaugural event of "Living Arts," dubbed Charles Strouse Day. The full-day event is scheduled for Oct. 23 and will include performances from Broadway stars.

Andrea McArdle, who played Annie in the original Broadway production, and "Sister Act" star Alan H. Green will be present and performing alongside Strouse himself. The event will be attended by Harrison Mayor Joan Walsh, New York State Assemblyman Robert J. Castelli, and Deputy to the County Executive Kevin Plunkett

The event was organized to honor Strouse, not only for his musical background, but also for his contributions to Broadway. He composed over two dozen musicals and is most famous for "Annie" and "Bye Bye Birdie," which both won the Tony Award for best musical.

The Manhattanville Dance Ensemble will be on hand performing selections of Strouse's work, including "It's the Hard-Knock Life." The Vocal Chamber Ensemble and the Quintessentials, a pop vocal group, will also perform.

Living Arts at Manhattanville is a yearly event that features the life and works of a living composer, artist or performer.

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