• The Show That Made the World Fall in Love With the Jews and Grow Nostalgic for Tevye

    8 days ago - By Tablet Mag

    It's fairly common nowadays to hear renditions of “Sunrise, Sunset,” for instance, or “The Sabbath Prayer,” memorable melodies from the Fiddler on the Roof , at bar mitzvahs or weddings. Songs from that musical-whose story is inspired by the work of Sholem Aleichem -have become an indelible part of our popular cultural lexicon not just in the United States, but worldwide. Directed by Jerome Robbins and starring Zero Mostel, Fiddler debuted on Broadway in 1964 and quickly became a smash, resonating with Jewish audiences comfortable enough in their assimilated lives in America to be able to...
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