“Fiddler on the Roof” began life as a Sholem Aleichem story, penned in Yiddish. The show will return to that language in summer 2018.
The night was cold and sure to get colder, and at the playwright Sherman Yellen’s Upper East Side apartment, talk of snow, predicted the next morning in abundance, was so earnest as to make one nearly see it already.
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In a season that has brought us “Fiddler on the Roof” and “The Rothschilds,” a great cast saves Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock’s “She Loves Me” from being too much a Bock/Harnick thing.
When Britta Lokting went to shabbos dinner with the cast of “Fiddler on the Roof,” she was getting over a breakup. She didn’t realize 91-year-old lyricist Sheldon Harnick would be the one to provide her some sage advice about life and love.
As comic Buddy Hackett — who frequented NBC’s Tonight Show hosted by Jonny Carson — often cited his grandmother’s Yiddish expression for “disappointed” as entoysht — is regrettably how I felt when I saw the latest incarnation of the Sheldon Harnick (lyrics), Jerry Bock (music) and Sherman Yellen(book) musical “The Rothschilds & Sons.”
After “Fiddler on the Roof,” Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick delivered their follow-up — ”The Rothschilds” — about the famed banking family. 45 years later, Jesse Oxfeld delivers his verdict on a new revival.
In 1970, Sherman Yellen and ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ lyricist Sheldon Harnick brought ‘The Rothschilds’ to Tony Award-winning Broadway fame. Now Simi Horwitz catches up with the duo as they launch Rothschild 2.0.
‘Free to Be You And Me’ is a cultural touchstone and it’s turning 40. Joshua Furst writes the Marlo Thomas show helped shape legions of Generation X men.
Ten years ago, Abigail Pogrebin wrote a book about Jewish identity. Little did she know that some of her favorite songwriters would help bring ‘Stars of David’ to the stage.