Program News

Musical Theatre Melodies - 19th January - An Evening with Sheldon Harnick

To celebrate the current successful Broadway and Melbourne revivals of Fiddler on the Roof, Rob Morrison's next "Musical Theatre Melodies" broadcast on Tuesday, 19th January at 9 p.m. will feature An Evening with Sheldon Harnick, with the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning lyricist and songwriter relating anecdotes about his early career and performing a selection of songs from his early revues and musicals Fiorello!, Tenderloin, She Loves Me, Fiddler... and The Rothschilds assisted by his wife, Margery Gray and Mary Louise with Richard Leonard at the piano, recorded "live" in performance in New York in February, 1971; (by kind permission of Sheldon Harnick.)

This will be followed by demo recordings from 1961- 64 featuring Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick performing a selection of songs that were ultimately "cut" from their score of Fiddler on the Roof, (from the CD album "Sheldon Harnick - Hidden Treasures, 1949 - 2013".)