Symphony Space's Spring Gala to Honor Sheldon Harnick; Kate Baldwin, Stephanie J. Block & More to Perform
On April 28, Symphony Space will host its spring gala, Fiddler at 50, to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Fiddler on the Roof. The evening will honor Sheldon Harnick, the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning lyricist behind the iconic musical.
The evening will be hosted by BD Wong. Performers include Kate Baldwin, Stephanie J. Block, Len Cariou, Linda Lavin, Megan McGinnis, Jane Monheit,Andrew Rannells and Leslie Uggams. Violinist Christian Hebel will be performing the role of The Fiddler. Additional performers will soon be announced. The concert performance of Fiddler at 50 will be produced and directed by Jim Caruso and John McDaniel.
Symphony Space's Gala is co-chaired by Lenore Davis and Amy Wilson, and will take place at Capitale, located at 130 Bowery on the Lower East Side. The evening will commence with cocktails and a silent auction at 6:30pm, followed by the show and dinner at 7:30pm.
The annual Symphony Space Gala attracts arts patrons, industry leaders, and a diverse array of artists from Symphony Space's multidisciplinary programs. Single tickets start at $1,000, and tables are available for $10,000. Tickets may be purchased by visiting symphonyspace.org/gala, or by calling Mac Ingram at (212) 864.1414 x229.
Symphony Space traces its beginnings to a free marathon concert, Wall to Wall Bach, held in 1978 and organized by co-founders Isaiah Sheffer and Allan Miller. The music marathon then drew thousands of visitors and has since become one of the organization's signature events. Today Symphony Space presents more than 600 events each season, including music, dance, theater, film, and literary readings. Some of its best known programs include Selected Shorts, a reading of short stories by stars of stage and screen, and one of the most popular series on public radio; the Thalia Film Club, a trendy film club hosted by Marshall Fine featuring pre-release screenings and behind-the-scenes conversations with film stars; Just Kidding, one of the most talked about family entertainment series around town; and, more recently, The Music of Now, presenting an eclectic range of music in all styles and sensibilities, focusing on emerging artists and unusual work. Uptown Showdown has been called "New York's best comedy series" by New York magazine. For more information, visit symphonyspace.org
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