In the beginning of the 1960s, Clark Gesner began writing music based on the classic gang of Peanuts characters. After securing the rights to incorporate the characters into the story, the first version of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown came to be as a concept album. Shortly after, an adaptation of the album was made for the stage and premiered Off-Broadway in 1967. This production then played Broadway in 1971, but played only 47 total performances, including previews.
The show was adapted by Charles Schulz for a television special, and he made some continuity changes. The biggest of these
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