Founding Encores! Music Director Rob Fisher on Fiorello!, 1960 Pulitzer Prize Winner

All The Drama is hosted by Jan Simpson. It is a series of deep dives into the plays that have won The Pulitzer Prize for Drama.


Rob Fisher and Sheldon Harnick on Sheldon’s 99th birthday in 2023. Photo Courtesy of Rob Fisher

The Pulitzer Prize for Drama: “Fiorello!”
1960 Pulitzer winner “Fiorello!”, by Jerome Weidman, George Abbott, Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick

Fiorello! Wikipedia page!

Jerry Bock Wikipedia page

Sheldon Harnick Wikipedia page

Fiorello La Guardia Wikipedia page:

Rob Fisher

“Remembering Broadway legend and ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ lyricist Sheldon Harnick” Terry Gross interview on NPR

“To Broadway, To Life!: The Musical Theater of Bock and Harnick” by Phillip Lambert

Music Theatre International: Fiorello!

Original Review: “Theatre: Little Flower Blooms Again; ‘Fiorello!’ Begins Run at the Broadhurst” by Brooks Atkinson

Encores 1994 Review: “Fiorello” by Jeremy Gerard, Variety

Encores 1994 Review: “Fiorello” by Joe Dziemianowicz, New York Daily News

Papermill Playhouse Review

Berkshire Theatre Group review

Goodspeed Opera House reviews

Encores 1994 Review: “Fiorello” by Jeremy Gerard

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Jan Simpson is a theater journalist who writes the blog Broadway& Me and hosts the BroadwayRadio podcasts Stagecraft and All The Drama. She has twice served as a Pulitzer Prize juror.

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