Robbins, Jewison & The Fiddler On September 22, 1964

Robbins, Jewison & The Fiddler  On September 22, 1964—the opening night of a new Broadway musical called Fiddler on the Roof—a man named Harry Rabinowitz sat in the audience “amid a crowd of cousins and family friends.” After the final curtain, Harry, “deeply moved,” went back stage to find his son. Years later, Gershon Rabinowitz—the…

Tevye’s Daughters: From Chawton to Broadway

Tevye’s Daughters Tevye’s Daughters: From Chawton to Broadway In this presentation, the fourth of my annual series on the beloved musical Fiddler on the Roof, I will explore the character arcs of Teyve’s three eldest daughters (Tzeitel, Hodel, and Chava) and their transformation from page to stage. September 22, 2014 will be the 50th anniversary…

Brava Marie! “Sholem Aleichem’s Women”

Brava Marie! “Sholem Aleichem’s Women” From Intro: “I have 5 daughters,” brays Tevye in the opening moments of the beloved musical Fiddler on the Roof. “I have 5 daughters!” Close your eyes and I’ll bet you can summon Zero Mostel’s voice—Zero Mostel’s voice as we can all still hear it on Fiddler’s Original Cast Album—an…