ANOTHER LIGHT EXTINGUISHED ON BROADWAY

Jul 09, 2019

By Andy Johnson

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Broadway has lost another leading light with the death of Tony award wining Lyricist Martin Charnin.

He was best known for his work on the musical “Annie.”

The 84-year old had suffering a minor heart attack last week.

Charnin began his theatrical career as a performer, appearing as “Big Deal,” one of the Jets in the original production of “West Side Story.” He played that role for a 1,000 performances on Broadway and on the road.

He won won a Tony Award for Best Original Score for “Annie”.

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