Anatevka is alive and well on the Fox River
A new Anatevka has sprung to life on the shores of the Fox River, and the cast and crew are getting thunderous applause from audiences and rave reviews from critics.
Are there any Jewish readers anywhere who need me to describe Anatevka? Well, just in case, here goes: Anatevka–“dear little village, little town”–is the setting of Fiddler on the Roof, one of Broadway’s all-time greatest hits. A Ukrainian shtetl close to Kiev, Anatevka is where we find Tevye-the-Milkman, his wife Golde, their five daughters, and all of their neighbors. These beloved characters were originally created by Yiddish author Sholem Aleichem in the late 19th Century and brought to the stage by Jerome Robbins almost fifty years ago.