Performers, speakers line up for public celebration

A celebration of the life of late composer Jerry Bock is set for 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 24 at the American Airlines Theater, with a lineup of speakers and performers including Harvey Fierstein, Harold Prince, Chita Rivera and Bock’s longtime tuner-writing partner, lyricist Sheldon Harnick.

Bock, who died Nov. 3 of complications from a stroke, composed a string of musicals including 1960 Pulitzer-winner “Fiorello!,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “The Apple Tree” and “She Loves Me.”

Helmers Austin Pendleton and Lonny Price, producer Stuart Ostrow and performers Barbara Cook, Boyd Gaines and Hal Linden also are due to appear at the event, which will be staged by Michael Montel.

Event is open to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis. American Airlines is one of the Roundabout Theater Company’s Broadway venues.

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