Sheldon Harnick News

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 7/9- FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by Stage Tube - Jul 09, 2014

Today in 1981, the second Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof opened at the New York State Theatre, where it ran for 53 performances. Featuring music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein, the story centers on Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his family and Jewish religious traditions while outside influences encroach upon their lives. The original Broadway production of the show, which opened in 1964, had the first musical theatre run in history to surpass 3,000 performances. It spawned four Broadway revivals, a successful 1971 film adaptation, and the show has enjoyed enduring international popularity. (more...)

Long Beach Playhouse to Present FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

Each year, Long Beach Playhouse closes its Mainstage Season with a musical. This year it's pleased to present the popular classic, Fiddler on the Roof. Set in 1905 Czarist Russia, it tells the story of Tevye, a humble dairy farmer and his quest to find suitable mates for his five daughters. Despite his efforts, the daughters are feeling the influences of a world beyond the village. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Charles Busch, Lindsay Mendez, The Skivvies and More Set for 54 Below, July-Aug 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

This July and August 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

Fairchild, Cope, Cox, Paice, Uranowitz & von Essen to Star in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS!; Plays Winter in Paris, Spring 2015 on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Principal casting has been announced for the upcoming world premiere production of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS. The cast will include Robert Fairchild as Jerry Mulligan, Leanne Cope as Lise Dassin, Veanne Cox as Madame Baurel, Jill Paice as Milo Davenport, Brandon Uranowitz as Adam Hochberg, and Max Von Essen as Henri Baurel. (more...)

The Barn Theatre Presents FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, 7/8-20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

A bit of Broadway and Barn Theatre history returns to the historic playhouse, now celebrating its 68th season whereFIDDLER ON THE ROOF starring Robert Newman opens Tuesday, July 8 for a two week engagement through Sunday, July 20. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Nathan Tysen and Arthur Perlman Receive 24th Annual Kleban Awards!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 24, 2014

The Kleban Foundation's 24th annual Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre lyricist has been awarded to Nathan Tysen and the 24th annual Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre librettist has been awarded to Arthur Perlman.The 2014 prizes were presented last night, June 23, 2014, in a private ceremony (by invitation only) hosted by ASCAP and BMI. BroadwayWorld was there for the celebration and you can check out photos below! (more...)

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Set to Play at the Long Beach Playhouse MainStage 7/12 - 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

This year the Long Beach Playhouse closes its 2013-14 season with the classic musical, Fiddler on the Roof. The play is set in 1905 Czarist Russia and tells the story of Tevye, a humble, philosophical dairy farmer and his quest to find suitable mates for his five daughters. Despite his efforts, the daughters are feeling the influences of a world beyond the village. This era, location and story give full rein to the considerable artistic talents of all involved. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Goodspeed's RAZZLE DAZZLE Gala Honoring Sheldon Harnick!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Goodspeed Musicals awarded Tony, Grammy and Pulitzer Prize winner Sheldon Harnick The Goodspeed Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre on June 14, which featured Broadway luminaries and arts sustainers. Check out a look back at the evening below! (more...)

Musicalsommer 2014 auf den Freilichtbühnen im deutschsprachigen Raum
by Iris Moebius - Jun 13, 2014

Auch in diesem Sommer kann man Musicals wieder auf Freilichtbuhnen in ganz Deutschland erleben, von Klassikern wie Anatevka und My Fair Lady, uber Sunset Bouledvard und Kiss Me, Kate, bis hin zu deutschen Eigenproduktionen wie Maria, Ihm Schmeckt's Nicht und Heiße Ecke. Hier nun ein Überblick uber 20 großere Festivals und Produktionen in Deutschland, der Schweiz und Österreich. (more...)

Tickets Now on Sale for 2014 WEST VILLAGE MUSICAL THEATER FESTIVAL, Opening 6/19
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 12, 2014

The West Village Musical Theatre Festival is currently the largest short-musical theater festival in the country! Currently in its fourth year, the Festival will host 25 brand new original 15-minute musicals. Tickets are now on sale at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/708446. (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Turns 50
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 12, 2014

Today, we continue BroadwayWorld's newest feature column with a special tribute to one of the most cherished and beloved musicals ever written, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera & More RAISE THE ROOF at National Yiddish Theatre Benefit Concert
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jun 11, 2014

Tony Award-winners Chita Rivera and Karen Ziemba, Norman Norman Jewison, Academy Award-winning director of the 1971 film version of Fiddler on the Roof (Irving Thalberg Award Recipient), and Ambassador Ido Aharoni, Counsul General of Israel, were just some of the stars who took part in Raising the Roof, an all-star benefit concert celebrating the 100th anniversary of The National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene, the 50th Anniversary of iconic American musical, Fiddler on the Roof, and the 90th birthday of its Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-winning lyricist, Sheldon Harnick, last night, June 9 at New York's The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street). BroadwayWorld brings you photo coverage from the special night below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 6/10- SHE LOVES ME
by Stage Tube - Jun 10, 2014

Today in 1993, the first Broadway revival of She Loves Me opened at Criterion Center Stage Right, where it ran for 354 performances. She Loves Me is a 1963 musical with a book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and music by Jerry Bock. The plot revolves around Budapest shop employees Georg Nowack and Amalia Balash who, despite being consistently at odds with each other at work, are unaware that each is the other's secret pen pal met through lonely-hearts ads. The Revival cast featured Boyd Gaines as Georg, Judy Kuhn as Amalia, Sally Mayes as Ilona, Howard McGillin as Kodaly, Lee Wilkof as Ladislav, Brad Kane as Arpad, and Louis Zorich as Mr. Maraczek. A revival cast recording was released by Varese Sarabande. (more...)

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival to Open Season with FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, 6/13-29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 05, 2014

With nine Tony Awards and a historic, record-setting Broadway run when it debuted 50 years ago, Fiddler on the Roof has been called 'the greatest musical of all time.' (more...)

RB Productions to Open Summer Youth Series with HAIRSPRAY, 7/11-12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2014

RB Productions' 2014 Summer Youth Theatre series to feature Hairspray, Cinderella Jr, Fiddler on the Roof Jr, and Into the Woods Jr. Starring talented young performers ages 8 to 19, these productions are sure to be family favorites this summer. (more...)

Chita Rivera, Karen Ziemba & More Join National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene's RAISING THE ROOF Lineup at Town Hall, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 02, 2014

Tony Award-winners Chita Rivera and Karen Ziemba, Norman Norman Jewison, Academy Award-winning director of the 1971 film version of Fiddler on the Roof (Irving Thalberg Award Recipient), and Ambassador Ido Aharoni, Counsul General of Israel, have joined the lineup of Raising the Roof, an all-star benefit concert celebrating the 100th anniversary of The National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene, the 50th Anniversary of iconic American musical, Fiddler on the Roof, and the 90th birthday of its Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-winning lyricist, Sheldon Harnick, on Monday, June 9, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at New York's The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street). (more...)

Bay Street Theater Announces New Information About 23rd Annual Gala, Including Special Guests, 7/12
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2014

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce its Honoree Presenters for its 23rd Bay Street Annual Summer Gala which will take place in Sag Harbor at the Long Wharf on July 12, 2014 to benefit Bay Street's educational and theatrical programs. (more...)

Jane Lynch, Alice Ripley, Justin Guarini, Marilyn Maye and More Set for 54 Below, June-Aug 2014
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

This June, July and August, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

92Y's Lyrics & Lyricists 2015 Season to Feature 'FIDDLER,' Sondheim & Prince Celebrations and More
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

92Y announces the line-up for Lyrics & Lyricists 2015, the 45th season of the country's preeminent American Songbook series. Returning artistic directors include David Loud on the legendary Stephen Sondheim/Harold Prince collaboration, Deborah Grace Winer on New York City in song, and the team of Sheldon Harnick (host) and Rob Fisher on Fiddler on the Roof's 50th anniversary. Playwright/actor Charles Busch makes his debut as an L&L artistic director with a show spotlighting the legendary women of Hollywood musicals; a fifth concert will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Bart Shatto, Sheri Sanders, Kelly Briggs & More Set for Surflight Theatre's 2014 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Surflight Theatre, has announced initial casting for its 65th Anniversary Season with the musicals Jekyll & Hyde,Fiddler on the Roof, and Monty Python's SPAMALOT (more...)

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