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This edition: Legendary Lyricist Sheldon Harnick

Episode Details

Original tape date: May 20, 2011.

Lyricist Sheldon Harnick recounts experiences from his 50-year career in the theater, including his partnership with the late composer Jerry Bock, which resulted in the hit musicals FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, FIORELLO! and SHE LOVES ME. In addition, Harnick performs "To Life," one of the best-known songs from FIDDLER ON THE ROOF with singer/actress Kate Baldwin. We also take a look back at Theater Talk's 2004 interview with Harnick, Bock and the late Joseph Stein, taped while the three were preparing FIDDLER's Broadway revival that year.

Finally, we remember critic Donald Lyons, a frequent contributor to our program, who died in July at age 73.

Guest List

Kate Baldwin Singer/Actress

Sheldon Harnick Lyricist

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