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.
Most people know Chaim Topol as Tevye in ‘Fiddler on the Roof.’ But to a group of sick Jewish and Arab children in the Galilee, he is their biggest cheerleader.
Yesterday I was watching Nightly News with Brian Williams and was surprised to see that Sparky Anderson got a five-minute tribute but Jerry Bock, the beloved composer of “Fiddler on the Roof,” didn’t get a mention. I have a personal stake in this, as I write musicals and often worry about posterity. Mr. Bock leaves us 10 days after his collaborator, Joseph Stein, did, who wrote the book for “Fiddler,” based on Sholom Aleichem’s stories.