A Neon "Sunset" for a Master: Broadway Marquees Will Go Dim Nov. 4 in Memory of Jerry Bock

News   A Neon "Sunset" for a Master: Broadway Marquees Will Go Dim Nov. 4 in Memory of Jerry Bock
 
The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York City will be dimmed at 8 PM Nov. 4 in memory of the life and career of composer Jerry Bock, who died Nov. 3 at age 81. The tribute lasts one minute.

His song is ended, but the melodies linger on. Among Bock's famous songs are "If I Were a Rich Man," "Artificial Flowers," "Sunrise, Sunset," "Mr. Wonderful," "In My Own Lifetime," "Vanilla Ice Cream," "Matchmaker, Matchmaker" and more. Read Playbill.com's Jerry Bock obituary

Paul Libin, chairman of The Broadway League and executive vice president of Jujamcyn Theaters, called Jerry Bock "one of Broadway's great composers."

Bock's Broadway scores with lyricist Sheldon Harnick include The Body Beautiful, Tenderloin, Fiorello!, She Loves Me, Fiddler on the Roof, The Apple Tree and The Rothschilds.

Bock received the 1965 Tony Award for writing the music to Fiddler on the Roof, which also won the 1965 Tony Award for Best Musical. He won his first Tony Award for his Best Musical Fiorello! in 1960. Fiorello! also won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama that same year.

Read Playbill.com's feature about the ritual of dimming Broadway's lights

Today’s Most Popular News: