The irreplaceable Sheldon Harnick and writing partner Jerry Bock have been immortalized on 53rd Street and Broadway as “Harnick & Bock Way,” as Sheldon Harnick is simultaneously inducted into the prestigious Ride of Fame on May 10. Theater Pizzazz was on the scene to capture the historic moment with the casts of the current Broadway revivals of Fiddler on the Roof and She Loves Me.
Sheldon Harnick is also a 2016 recipient of a Tony Lifetime Achievement Award.
David W. Chien – Creator/Producer, The Ride of FameTM
Sheldon Harnick – Lyricist, Fiddler on the Roof, She Loves Me
Julie Menin –Commissioner, NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment
She Loves Me Cast Members Include: Jane Krakowski, Laura Benanti and Zachary Levi, Byron Jennings, Nicholas Barasch, Tom McGowan, among others.
Fiddler on the Roof Cast Members include: Danny Burstein, Ben Rapapport, Alexandra Silber, Jessica Vosk, George Psomas, Alix Korey, Jesse Kovarsky, Samantha Massell, Lori Wilner and Jennifer Zetlan, among others.
The Ride of Fame™, a continuing worldwide series of mobile monuments dedicated to public figures highlighting and promoting their respective cities with their business and personal endeavors now in its sixth year, inducted Sheldon Harnick and his composing partner Jerry Bock (posthumously) into its prestigious alumni with a permanent double decker bus he can call his very own.
Photos: Gabrielle Meit