In every other adaptation of Sholem Aleichem’s stories, Chava’s marriage destroys her family. Until, that is, she came to America.
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.