The American Songbook Affiliation’s second annual gala, To Life! Celebrating Sheldon Harnick, can be offered September 16 at 7:30 PM at Pershing Sq. Signature Middle’s Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre (480 West 42nd Road).
Klea Blackhurt will host the night, which can characteristic performances by Kate Baldwin, Laura Benanti, Robert Cuccioli, Ed Dixon, Adam Heller, Rebecca Luker, Brad Oscar, Melanie Moore, Samantha Massell, Alan Schmuckler, Jeff Harnar and Alex Rybeck, Kissy Simmons, and Sidney Myer.
Music director and pianist Eugene Gwozdz will lead a quartet that includes Danny Bacher on reeds, Tom Hubbard on bass, and Mark McLean on drums.
The night may even characteristic the presentation of the 2019 ASA Lifetime Achievement Award to Harnick, the co-creator of Fiddler on the Roof, Fiorello!, She Loves Me, and extra.
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ASA Govt Director Marilyn Lester mentioned in an announcement, “Our annual gala is each a serious fundraiser and a key technique to highlight the good treasures of American standard music. The core of our mission is to protect and foster this immense cultural present of the good songwriters and their work. We’re thrilled that Mr. Harnick, whose songs have graced phases each in New York and all over the world, helps us elevate cash for our academic outreach and different strategies of selling the grand custom of extraordinary songwriting and the enjoyment it spreads.”
Go to AmericanSongbookAssociation.org.
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