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"Fiddler on the Roof," returning to Broadway
Monterey Hearald ^ | March 7, 2014 | Mark Kennedy, AP

Posted on 03/08/2014 9:28:33 AM PST by zerosix

Teyve is coming back.

Producers Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel said Thursday that they will present a revival of "Fiddler on the Roof" — one of the last great musicals of Broadway's Golden Age — in the fall of 2015.

It will represent the fifth revival of the show, which features lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, music by Jerry Bock and a story by Joseph Stein.

There was no word on casting, although Bartlett Sher will direct and choreography will be by Hofesh Shechter, adapting Jerome Robbins' original work.

The Tony Award-winning musical about a Jewish milkman from the Ukrainian village of Anatevka is based on stories by Sholom Aleichem. It centers on Tevye, a poor Orthodox Jew with five rebellious daughters.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: homosexuality; judiasm; religious
Okay, I can immediately come up with some mandatory script changes for this classic story: Rabbi is a woman; Golde is a feminist and one of the five daughters (I don't remember her name in the play) instead of marrying a Russian of Russian Orthodox faith, is actually a lesbian who runs off with her lesbian lover.

Perhaps good old Tevye realizes he is actually bisexual who's had a "thing" for the butcher!

Anyone care to comment on script changes besides me?

1 posted on 03/08/2014 9:28:33 AM PST by zerosix
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To: zerosix

I think her name was Havila.


2 posted on 03/08/2014 9:31:55 AM PST by virgil
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To: zerosix

Excellent news!


3 posted on 03/08/2014 9:35:33 AM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: zerosix
i am going on record as saying there will be no script changes... there better not be! i would love to see this on Broadway!

Harvey Fierstein as Tevye

i like him as an actor... i never would have imagined her in this role :)

4 posted on 03/08/2014 9:35:45 AM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: virgil
Thanks for the clarification.

I some what recently saw the movie version starring Topol and realized how much Tevye's "tradition" has been lost.

Surely a play that would "pack the house" on Broadway, must surely feature nudity, gay/lesbian/transgender and greed, perhaps a murder or two tossed in for good measure, to sell even one ticket to today's "self-actualized" culture.

5 posted on 03/08/2014 9:38:02 AM PST by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: zerosix; Revolting cat!

Now with twerking!


6 posted on 03/08/2014 9:45:54 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: zerosix

All day long I'd diddle diddle bum.
If I were a wealthy man!


7 posted on 03/08/2014 9:47:20 AM PST by billorites (nichtarbeit macht frei)
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To: zerosix

Tradition

Tradition


8 posted on 03/08/2014 10:00:07 AM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: zerosix

I am not an expert on Broadway Musicals. It doesn’t seem like there has been a big, hit musical for awhile. Maybe you have hit on the reason why. Our art isn’t about entertaining people. It has become a means for liberals to rub everyone’s nose in their dysfunctional views.


9 posted on 03/08/2014 10:06:34 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: zerosix

Zero Mostel.. tough to beat!


10 posted on 03/08/2014 10:08:19 AM PST by ArtDodger
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To: zerosix

The timeless tale, set in Czarist Russia, of a tradition-bound Jewish man living with AIDS.


11 posted on 03/08/2014 10:10:23 AM PST by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: blueunicorn6
I'm thinking you've hit the nail on the head!

Each and every "new" Broadway hit has to contain liberal culture views and the general audience just won't swallow it - enough to make it a smashing success!

12 posted on 03/08/2014 10:12:38 AM PST by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: zerosix

Is the young teacher with his “new ides” a communist?


13 posted on 03/08/2014 10:25:56 AM PST by Homer1
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To: miss marmelstein

Hey


14 posted on 03/08/2014 10:28:07 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Who’s gonna play Zorba?


15 posted on 03/08/2014 10:30:39 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: zerosix

The best “Fiddler on the Roof” ever

http://youtu.be/RBHZFYpQ6nc


16 posted on 03/08/2014 10:31:29 AM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: zerosix

Chill out. It was revived recently without any major changes. Bartlett Sher did a great South Pacific revival that was very faithful to the original.


17 posted on 03/08/2014 10:37:23 AM PST by Borges
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To: zerosix

The villagers who stage a pogrom at the wedding will be replaced by Tea Partiers.


18 posted on 03/08/2014 10:38:42 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: ArtDodger
Zero Mostel.. tough to beat!

Chaim Topol was pretty good.

19 posted on 03/08/2014 10:41:33 AM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: blueunicorn6

The biggest hits these days are jukebox musicals...built on a catalog of songs the audience already knows (Rock of Ages, Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia). The few original hits of recent years would be Wicked and The Book of Mormon...both still running.


20 posted on 03/08/2014 10:41:58 AM PST by Borges
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Hi. Well, Bartlett Sher is a good director so maybe we won't have a recurrence of Harvey Fierstein as Tevye and Rosie O'Donnell as Goldie.One of the truly worst productions of this giant of the American theater I've ever seen!
21 posted on 03/08/2014 10:42:57 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: miss marmelstein

The recent one had Alfred Molina as Tevye and it got terrible reviews. Sheldon Harnick the lyricist is still alive...it must be great (and lucrative) to see something you did over 50 years ago be so enduring.


22 posted on 03/08/2014 10:46:45 AM PST by Borges
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To: Borges

If Harnick is honest he will realize that he “rode on the shoulders of giants.”

The Jewish story is a God story.


23 posted on 03/08/2014 10:48:16 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Borges

Or, stood on the shoulders of giants, though it is much the same.


24 posted on 03/08/2014 10:49:40 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Everyone stood on someone’s shoulders. He still wrote lyrics that people still sing. BTW what does homosexuality (keyword) have to do with this subject?


25 posted on 03/08/2014 10:55:03 AM PST by Borges
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To: Borges

And yet... choosing the right shoulders matters, and also when those are God’s shoulders, giving glory to them especially matters.

The muse he had was holy. He would do well to understand that. So would we.


26 posted on 03/08/2014 11:03:39 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: ArtDodger

I got to see Zero when Fiddler was revived on Broadway, what a treat!


27 posted on 03/08/2014 11:10:27 AM PST by ShasheMac (Be still and know that I am God. Psa;m 46:10)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

His immediate muse was this guy...the Jewish Mark Twain!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sholom_aleichem


28 posted on 03/08/2014 11:11:13 AM PST by Borges
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To: Revolting cat!

Sam Jaffe


29 posted on 03/08/2014 11:13:06 AM PST by ShasheMac (Be still and know that I am God. Psa;m 46:10)
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To: Borges

Well the most immediate muse was still the Lord.

Harnick didn’t pick any old thing out of these works.

Some are of spiritually dubious origin yet, like the dream visions of the expired relatives, which in the production are hinted to be made up stories anyhow. But given a firm biblical context, evil is still constrained and God makes even human encounters with it be part of His work to the good. It is a beautiful story of the liberty of love and how it struggles with the framework of traditions. The larger point: Tradition isn’t there for its own sake.


30 posted on 03/08/2014 11:18:57 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: zerosix
There was no word on casting

Rumor that its an all Black cast!

31 posted on 03/08/2014 11:22:09 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Marguerite
I rem: Tradition! a fine play/film...
unfortunately; it'll be "Retribution" or "Redistribution"
in this age of pResident 0'Muslim et.al.

32 posted on 03/08/2014 11:25:10 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Revolting cat!

Were you aware the four years after the stage version of Fiddler, book writer Joe Stein wrote the book for a stage musical version of Zorba? This time with Kander & Ebb songs.


33 posted on 03/08/2014 12:06:23 PM PST by Borges
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To: Borges

While I really don’t need to “chill out” (this was intended as “satire,” a subject with which you’re not terribly familiar) however, glad to know that not one word or act from the original 1950’s version will be changed!


34 posted on 03/08/2014 12:09:50 PM PST by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: Borges

No wonder I keep confusing the two.


35 posted on 03/08/2014 12:10:59 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: zerosix

It wasn’t very satirical as people complain about those sort of things all the time. The original was from 1964 btw.


36 posted on 03/08/2014 12:13:56 PM PST by Borges
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To: Revolting cat!

And the film version of Zorba came out the same year that Fiddler opened on Broadway.


37 posted on 03/08/2014 12:14:29 PM PST by Borges
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To: billorites
All day long I'd diddle diddle bum.
If I were a wealthy man!

Snort. You don't need to be rich to do that. You just need a little privacy.

38 posted on 03/08/2014 12:20:03 PM PST by southernnorthcarolina ("The power to tax is the power to destroy." -- Chief Justice John Marshall, 1819)
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To: ShasheMac

I too saw Fiddler with Zero on Broadway.


39 posted on 03/08/2014 12:54:14 PM PST by razorback-bert (I'm in shape. Round is a shape isn't it?)
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To: TBP

“If I were a rich man, I would invest in a broadway play and lose all my money yad da da da”


40 posted on 03/08/2014 1:07:52 PM PST by minnesota_bound
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To: Borges

A man’s whole world starts to fall apart and his only refuge is in his God and his religion.

The value of such a story will never end.


41 posted on 03/08/2014 1:43:28 PM PST by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: minnesota_bound

They’ll probably make a good bit of money investing in this. Wouldn’t you love to have been an investor in “The Phantom of the Opera” or “Wicked”?


42 posted on 03/08/2014 5:20:12 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: zerosix

You’ll make MUCH more money just doing it the way it was written.


43 posted on 03/08/2014 5:21:07 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: TBP
Amen to that one but Hollywierd just can't seem to understand that.

On second thought, they do "get it" but don't care as just like media writers, only write for one another, movie folk make movies for one another's praise!

44 posted on 03/08/2014 5:52:16 PM PST by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: TBP

Maybe in ‘Springtime for Hitler’ : )
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063462/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_40


45 posted on 03/08/2014 8:33:30 PM PST by minnesota_bound
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