Photo Flash: Inside Symphony Space's FIDDLER AT 50 with Stephanie J. Block, BD Wong & Honoree Sheldon Harnick

On Monday, April 28, Symphony Space hosted its spring gala, Fiddler at 50 to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Fiddler on the Roof. The evening also honored the 90th birthday of Sheldon Harnick, the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning lyricist behind the iconic musical. The Symphony Space''s Gala, held at Capitale, was co-chaired by Lenore Davis and Amy Wilson. Honorary co-chairs for the evening were Mary Rodgers Guettel, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Harold Prince, and Stephen Sondheim.

The event raised $485,000 for Symphony Space''s arts and education programs.

The evening was hosted by BD Wong. Performers included Kate Baldwin, Christina Bianco, Stephanie J. Block, Len Cariou, La Tanya Hall, Clint Holmes, Tovah Feldshuh, Linda Lavin, Megan McGinnis, Trevor McQueen, Jane Monheit, Christine Pedi, Erik Liberman, Tori Scott and Leslie Uggams. Renowned violinist Christian Hebel was featured as The Fiddler. A special presentation to Mr. Harnick was made by Lynn Ahrens. The concert performance of Fiddler at 50 was produced and directed by Jim Caruso and John McDaniel.

Photos by Rahev Segev/

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