Airs Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 7:30 PM on 90.3 WCPN
Footlight Parade w/Bill Rudman -Sheldon Harnick
THIS IS A SPECIAL EDITION OF ‘FOOTLIGHT PARADE.’ YOU’LL HEAR HIGHLIGHTS FROM ‘AN AFTERNOON WITH SHELDON HARNICK,’ A SOLD-OUT CONCERT TAPED IN OCTOBER AT THE CLEVELAND INSTITUTE OF MUSIC. BILL RUDMAN WILL VISIT WITH THE GREAT LYRICIST OF ‘FIDDLER ON THE ROOF,’ ‘SHE LOVES ME’ AND ‘FIORELLO!,’ AND YOU’LL ENJOY PERFORMANCES OF HIS SONGS BY FIVE VOCALISTS INCLUDING MR. HARNICK HIMSELF. THE PROGRAM IS PRODUCED BY THE MUSICAL THEATER PROJECT.
Harvey Fierstein sings “If I Were a Rich Man” in the national touring production of “Fiddler on the Roof” that played the Palace Theatre in PlayhouseSquare in 2010. During the show’s pre-Broadway tryout in Detroit in 1964, “People were leaving, but they were walking up the aisles backwards,” said lyricist Sheldon Harnick.