Lots of Motls, Goldas and Tzeitels, but only one world-famous Tevye — Topol— were on stage at Town Hall for the National Yiddish Theatre-Folksbiene’s June 9 extravaganza “Raising the Roof: A tribute to “Fiddler on the Roof.”
“The sad thing is that Joe Stein and Jerry Bock can’t be part of this celebration,” mused lyricist Sheldon Harnick at his 90th birthday bash hosted on June 2 by Jeffrey Wiesenfeld, a principal of Bernstein Global Management at its New York City headquarters.
As the theater world celebrates the 50th anniversary of ‘Fiddler on the Roof,’ we bring you a trove of obscure fun facts about the Jewish classic.
Fifty years ago, the March on Washington unified progressive Americans. The event was capped by Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech — but Jews also played a huge role in the iconic event.