Tony Winner Sheldon Harnick Will Head to the Chatterbox

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06 Feb 2013

Tony winner Sheldon Harnick will be the special guest at Seth's Broadway Chatterbox Feb. 7.

Harnick, who won the Pulitzer Prize for his lyrics to Fiorello!, will chat about his career as a Broadway lyricist and composer. He is known and acclaimed for his contributions to Fiddler on the Roof, She Loves Me, The Apple Tree, Rex and The Rothchilds.

Harnick’s wife, Margery Gray Harnick, will also be on hand to discuss her and her husband's book, "The Outdoor Museum: Not Your Usual Images of New York." The book, according to press notes, "salutes little known landmarks, and cultural icons as well as the often overlooked urban scenes — young lovers in front of the Broadhurst Theatre, the magic of reflections on Central Park West, reptiles in the subway mosaics under the Museum of Natural History, etc. Each of Margery's striking images in duet with Sheldon's wit, humor and sheer poetry make for an inspiring picture book."

The weekly live talk show, which includes interviews and performances from Broadway stars, is now held at 5 PM (to accommodate 7 PM curtains) at the New York cabaret Don't Tell Mama. There is a $10 donation and a two-drink minimum. The donation goes directly to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the nation's leading industry-based, not-for-profit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organization.

Don't Tell Mama is located in New York City on West 46th Street, between Eighth and Ninth Avenues. Call (212) 757-0788 for reservations. DVDs of the talk show are available by visiting sethrudetsky.com.



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(Seth Rudetsky has played piano in the pits of many Broadway shows including Ragtime, Grease and The Phantom of the Opera. He was the artistic producer/conductor for the first five Actors Fund concerts including Dreamgirls and Hair, which were both recorded. As a performer, he appeared on Broadway in The Ritz and on TV in "All My Children," "Law and Order C.I." and on MTV's "Made" and "Legally Blonde: The Search for the Next Elle Woods." He has written the books "The Q Guide to Broadway" and "Broadway Nights," which was recorded as an audio book on Audible.com. He is currently the afternoon Broadway host on Sirius/XM radio and tours the country doing his comedy show, "Deconstructing Broadway." He can be contacted at his website SethRudetsky.com, where he has posted many video deconstructions.)

The Chatterbox will be filmed and shown on www.SethTV.com, Seth Rudetsky’s online Entertainment Network.