Martin Charnin, Broadway legend & Creator and Lyricist of “Annie”

She may be the most famous little girl in America. With her red curly hair and cute dog Sandy, she never fails to remind us that no matter how bad today might be, there’s always tomorrow. Even better — she never ages. But for all her dimples and curls, Annie would have never existed beyond the comic pages — would never have sang a word, much less performed tens of thousands of times across stages big and small — without my next guest, Broadway legend Martin Charnin. He brought Annie and its songs and words to life. The awards have piled up for Charnin — Emmy’s, Tony’s, Grammy’s — but it seems impossible to measure the impact his show has had on theater in America. (Originally broadcast 1-27-13 on The John Batchelor Show)

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