Skip to comments."Fiddler on the Roof," returning to Broadway
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.
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?
I think her name was Havila.
Harvey Fierstein as Tevye
i like him as an actor... i never would have imagined her in this role :)
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.
Now with twerking!
All day long I'd diddle diddle bum.
If I were a wealthy man!
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.
Zero Mostel.. tough to beat!
The timeless tale, set in Czarist Russia, of a tradition-bound Jewish man living with AIDS.
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!
Is the young teacher with his “new ides” a communist?
Who’s gonna play Zorba?
The best “Fiddler on the Roof” ever
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.
The villagers who stage a pogrom at the wedding will be replaced by Tea Partiers.
Chaim Topol was pretty good.
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.
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.
If Harnick is honest he will realize that he “rode on the shoulders of giants.”
The Jewish story is a God story.
Or, stood on the shoulders of giants, though it is much the same.
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?
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.
I got to see Zero when Fiddler was revived on Broadway, what a treat!
His immediate muse was this guy...the Jewish Mark Twain!
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.
Rumor that its an all Black cast!
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.
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!
No wonder I keep confusing the two.
It wasn’t very satirical as people complain about those sort of things all the time. The original was from 1964 btw.
And the film version of Zorba came out the same year that Fiddler opened on Broadway.
Snort. You don't need to be rich to do that. You just need a little privacy.
I too saw Fiddler with Zero on Broadway.
“If I were a rich man, I would invest in a broadway play and lose all my money yad da da da”
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.
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”?
You’ll make MUCH more money just doing it the way it was written.
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!
Maybe in ‘Springtime for Hitler’ : )