Interview: Strouse at 80 Always Looking Toward Tomorrow


June 28th, 2008, 7:10 pm #1

TJ: I can't believe that it's been 30 years since Annie came out.

STROUSE: Yeah. I know. It was another tough grind along the path. Of course, I had the greatest collaborators. We had the most fun…Martin Charnin and Charles Meehan and I. We worked on it and worked on it and I can't believe it was 30 years ago either. Many people had said that we wrote so we could get a young audience. We didn't know what we were doing, in that respect. We were writing the Depression and Dickens. So those elements played in our favor.

TJ: And years later, Annie is known by everyone.

STROUSE: I know! I have had parents say to me that if my daughter sings Tomorrow one more time, I'm going to come over to your house and kill ya [laughter].