‘The Rise of David Levinsky’ was once trumpeted as the next ‘Fiddler on the Roof.’ Now, the collaboration between the late Isaiah Sheffer and Bobby Paul is getting a second shot.
Along with his deep lullaby of a voice that graced the radio airwaves, Isaiah Sheffer will be remembered for his lasting legacy at Manhattan’s Symphony Space.
Radio personality Isaiah Sheffer died today in New York at age 76. Sheffer was co-founder and artistic director of the performing art center Symphony Space on the upper west side of Manhattan, and was known nationally as the long time host of the public radio series “Selected Shorts,” which began in 1985. Sheffer started Symphony Space in 1978 with the conductor Alan Miller, and turned a run down theater into one of the most active cultural centers in New York. Sheffer stepped down from the post in 2009.