Fiddler on the Roof
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 7:30PM
Book by Joseph Stein I Music by Jerry Bock I Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Directed by Molly Smith
In the Fichandler Stage
October 31, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of an American classic! More than just a poor milkman, Tevye is a humble Jewish father who finds his devotion to God severely tested by his headstrong daughters, who want to be their own matchmakers, and the increasingly ruthless government forcing him from his land. With a jubilant and masterful score including “If I Were a Rich Man;” “Sunrise, Sunset;” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “Tradition,” Tony nominee Jonathan Hadary makes his Arena debut as Tevye in this celebration of family, community and life’s unexpected miracles, large and small.
Post-Show Discussion with Author Alisa Solomon
Join author, teacher and dramaturg Alisa Solomon to discuss Fiddler on the Roof and her most recent book Wonder of Wonders: A Cultural History of Fiddler on the Roof. Ms. Solomon teaches at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, where she directs the Arts & Culture concentration in the MA program. A theater critic and general reporter for the Village Voice from 1983 to 2004, she has also contributed to The New York Times, The Nation, American Theater and other publications.
Alisa will be on hand after the discussion to sign copies of Wonder of Wonders, which are available through the Arena Stage Gift Shop.