Due to fall renovation at the Merkin Concert Hall, the Broadway series will be presented at TimesCenter, located in the New York Times building on West 41st Street. The Broadway Close Up series, which presents "an inside look at the world of musical theatre," will comprise three evenings: Stephen Schwartz: Magic To Do, Sheldon Harnick: To Life! and Bound for Broadway VIII.
Wicked composer Schwartz will discuss his work Oct. 1 at 8 PM. Sean Hartley will host the evening, which will feature performances by Debbie Gravitte, Liz Callaway and Marni Nixon. Schwartz is also the composer of Godspell, Pippin and The Baker's Wife.
Sheldon Harnick, who penned the lyrics to Jerry Bock's music for The Apple Tree, She Loves Me, Fiorello! and Fiddler on the Roof, will chat about his creations Nov. 5 at 8 PM. Hartley will also host that evening, which fill feature Rebecca Luker and David Margulies.
The series will conclude Dec. 3 at 8 PM with the eighth edition of Bound for Broadway. Liz Callaway will once again host the evening that offers a sneak peek at five new shows headed for Broadway. Past Bound for Broadway evenings have included tunes from Avenue Q and The Drowsy Chaperone.
The TimesCenter is located within the New York Times building at 242 West 41st Street, between Seventh and Eighth Avenues. The three-concert subscription is priced $85; single tickets are $35. For tickets call (212) 501-3330 or visit www.merkinconcerthall.org.