Alisa Solomon, author of "Wonder of Wonders: A Cultural History of Fiddler on the Roof," will moderate the interview.
The afternoon, according to press notes, will allow Harnick to take audiences "backstage and on stage; from rehearsals to previews to opening night. What was it like to be on the talented team behind this Broadway blockbuster? Why were some songs instant hits while others mysteriously fell flat?"
The program will also feature music by violinist Kate Mollica and will be followed by a reception in honor of Harnick.
Harnick, who was born in Chicago in 1924, wrote his first song for Broadway in 1952. His collaboration with composer Jerry Bock produced such classics as Fiorello (1959), which won both a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award, and Fiddler on the Roof (1964), which won the Tony for Best Musical. Harnick is the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, two Tonys, two Grammy Awards, two New York Drama Critics Circle Awards, one platinum record and three gold records.
An Afternoon with Sheldon Harnick is part of the Museum at Eldridge Street's special series of programs inspired by the 2015 revival of Fiddler on the Roof. Museum at Eldridge Street, based in the 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue, is located at 12 Eldridge Street, between Canal and Division Streets. Cover charge is $18 adults; $15 students/seniors; visit Eldridgestreet.org or call (212) 219-0302.