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Sheldon Harnick To Be Honored With Goodspeed Award

Hartford Courant


Sheldon Harnick, the Tony Award, Pulitzer-Prize-winning lyricist from the golden age of the Broadway musical, will be this year's recipient of the Goodspeed Musicals Award for Outstanding Contribution Musical Theatre.

Harnick's shows include "Fiddler on the Roof," the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Fiorello!", "The Apple Tree," "The Rothschilds" and "She Loves Me." Goodspeed Opera House will produce a revival; of "Fiddler on the Roof," marking 50 years since it premiered on Broadway. Goodspeed also produced its own versions of "She Loves Me," "Fiorello!" and :"The Apple tree."

The award will be presented at he 13th Annual Goodspeed Gala. the annual gala is being branded as "Razzle Dazzle."

Since its inception in 2002, Goodspeeds’ gala has honored a luminary of the musical theater industry, including Julie Andrews, Susan Stroman, William Ivey Long and Jerry Herman.


All proceeds from Goodspeed’s event supports Goodspeed's educational programs.

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