Opened: 26 Feb 2004
Music by: Jerry Bock, Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, Book by Joseph Stein, based on an stories of Sholom Aleichem.
Starring: Alfred Molina
Directed by: David Leveaux
Synopsis: Classic musical about the traditions that bind a family whose daughters are yearning for something new even as great changes are happening in the world outside their village of Anatevka
What the critics had to say.....
BEN BRENTLEY of the NEW YORK TIMES says ï¿½Something perversely cool.ï¿½ CHARLES ISHERWOOD of VARIETY "Eloquent new production." JOHN LAHR of THE NEW YORKER says "Elegant revival." FRANK SCHECK the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER "Seems muted in every respect." MICHAEL KUCHWARA of ASSOCIATED PRESS says "Manages to shake off the past ï¿½ with mostly satisfying results." ELYSA GARDNER of USA TODAY says ï¿½Fiddler has heartache at its core.ï¿½ LINDA WINER of NEWSDAY says "Handsome, intelligent, radically reconceived Fiddler. MICHAEL SOMMERS of STAR-LEDGER says "Loving incarnation of a great and glorious musical." ROMA TORRE of NY1 says "Filled with intoxicating pleasures."
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