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 man we now know as Jerome Robbins—remembered what happened next as follows: “When he saw me in the wings’ dim lights [my father] threw his arms around me and wept and wept and said how did you know all that." 

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