‘Fiddler’ returning to Broadway in ’15
NEW YORK – 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.
The original production in 1964 starred Zero Mostel and had an almost eight-year run, offering the world such stunning songs as “Sunrise, Sunset,” and ”If I Were a Rich Man.”