Featuring interviews with lyricist Sheldon Harnick, producer Hal Prince, original cast member Austin Pendleton, Broadway figures Lin-Manuel Miranda, Chaim Topal, and Harvey Fierstein, and authors Fran Lebowitz, Calvin Trillin, and Nathan Englander. Fiddler is the first in-depth documentary film that chronicles the life and themes of this iconic offering of American culture. Opening in 1964, Fiddler on the Roof held the record for the longest running musical for almost 10 years, won nine Tony Awards, and spawned five Broadway revivals. The show is still performed more than any other show, from middle schools in inner cities to high schools in rural America, around the world from grand state theaters in Japan and Vienna to Johannesburg and Mexico City. Amidst all of the change of the era in which it was first produced, Fiddler on the Roof opened to massive audiences, with tickets as hard to obtain as Hamilton tickets are today. And it has remained beloved and relevant to this day. Why? How did this come to be?
Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre
Expected Run Time is 92 minutes