In the early 1960’s, Clark Gesner began writing songs based on Charles Schultz’s comic strip Charlie Brown characters. At first Gesner was unable to get permission to use the characters in the songs but after sending Schultz a recording he agreed to give permission in 1966.
At the time, it wasn’t Gesner’s intention to begin a production but to produce a “concept album”. It wasn’t until producer, Arthur Whitelaw convinced Gesner to turn the album into a musical.
This production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown ran for 32 performances and 15 previews.