A few years ago, while he was passionately setting New York City's East Village Bohemian life to song in Rent, the late composer Jonathan Larson helped support himself by creating music that had little to do with the world of the tongue-pierced. He was a children's songwriter, composing music for Sesame Street as well as a number of tunes for kids' book-cassettes, including one based on Steven Spielberg's An American Tail.

As it turns out, Larson also left behind a children's mini-musical that he co-wrote with composer Bob Golden. Titled Away We Go!, the half-hour songfest--a youngster's travelogue of Manhattan--originally aired...

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