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Running the Stage

Ep. 186: Theater legend Joel Grey on directing ‘Fiddler’ in Yiddish, and sportswriter Matthew Futterman on the revolution in running

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The Book of Schmutz

Ep. 183: Yiddish Fiddler on the Roof’s Jackie Hoffman and Motl Didner, and Australian punk rocker-turned-novelist Bram Presser

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Tevye vs. Tevye

I never liked ‘Fiddler on the Roof.’ But watching ‘Tevye’—a Yiddish film released 80 years ago, long before the musical—with my father, I changed my view of the legendary lead character.

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My Yiddish Valentine

Rokhl’s Golden City: Love, lust, and ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

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‘Fiddler on the Roof’ Performance Interrupted by Shouts of ‘Heil Hitler, Heil Trump’

Panicked audience members feared that a shooting was about to begin

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A Yiddish Fiddler in New York

A very Jewish production speaks, in its specificity, to the universal experience of being a minority

 

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If I Were a Fiddler

Ep. 145: To celebrate a new all-Yiddish production of ‘Fiddler on the Roof,’ we take a look at the play’s enduring cultural significance, and talk to the actors about learning Yiddish for their roles

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Yiddish ‘Fiddler’ Takes Flight

‘Tradition’ becomes ‘Di Toireh’ as Joel Grey and his cast begin rehearsals

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Tevye Served Raw, Perchik Served Hot

Rokhl’s Golden City: Two Yiddish ‘Fiddlers’ and Funk-a-Deli

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Casting Announced for Yiddish ‘Fiddler!’

Today on Jewcy: Jackie Hoffman is Yenta, because… of course she is.

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Behind the Scenes of the New Yiddish ‘Fiddler’

Can you sing? Dance? Speak the mamaloshen? Welcome to Anatevka.

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Watch Katrina Lenk Kill It As Tevye

Today on Jewcy: The star of ‘The Band’s Visit’ accompanies herself on violin for “If I Were a Rich Man.”

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A ‘Fiddler’ in Tokyo

Why has the musical been beloved in Japan for 50 years?

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YIDDISH. ‘FIDDLER.’ IS COMING.

Today on Jewcy: This is not a drill!!

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Get Ready for the Revival of a Musical You’ve Probably Never Heard of From the Author of ‘Fiddler’

‘Rags’ closed in 1986 after just four performances. But it’s coming to Connecticut’s Goodspeed Opera House.

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Here’s to You, Jewish Moms of Musical Theater

The Jewish moms—including Golde from ‘Fiddler’ and Trina from ‘Falsettos’—who deserve our reverence. Also, call your mother already.

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Randy Rainbow Interviews Kellyanne Conway—in the Key of ‘Fiddler’

Comedian Randy Rainbow takes on ‘alternative facts’ in Internet Anatevka

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Why Judy Kuhn Was Destined to Play Golde

The actress will take over the role of Golde in ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ on Broadway through the end of the show’s run

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Broadway’s ‘Fiddler’ Raises Money for Refugees

When connections between the people of Anatevka and Syrian refugees became apparent, the cast of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ began to fundraise both onstage and off

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Why On Earth Are The Tonys Scheduled for Shavuot?

An open letter to the Tony Awards people, who apparently forgot to check the calendar carefully

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‘Wonder of Wonders, Miracle of Miracles’

Legend Broadway lyricist Sheldon Harnick will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Tonys on Sunday

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Sholem Aleichem’s Work Continues to Inspire

Though he died 100 years ago, Sholem Aleichem’s creations live on in many ways

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Colbert Starts a New ‘Tradition’

The ‘Late Night’ host went into full ‘Fiddler’ mode in a clever sketch Tuesday night

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Miracle of Miracles

This week on Unorthodox: The latest El Al seat-swapping drama, plus Fiddler on the Roof actor Adam Kantor and writer and comedian Mandy Stadtmiller

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Hofesh Schecter Makes ‘Fiddler’ Dance

The Israeli choreographer behind the acclaimed new Broadway revival updates the peasant vibe of an American classic

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The Works of Yiddish Set Designer Boris Aronson

A Manhattan gallery is exhibiting the drawings and costumes of the master scenic designer through December 23

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Carrying On Tradition

Director Bartlett Sher and Danny Burstein, who plays Tevye, have reinvigorated ‘Fiddler on the Roof,’ now in its fifth run on Broadway

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‘Fiddler,’ in the Key of My Heart

I once reviled ‘Fiddler on the Roof,’ a kitschy musical my parents adored. Now that it’s back on Broadway, I’ve come to reconsider its undeniable value.

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Shirtmaker, Shirtmaker, Make Me a Shirt

Who’s making Tevye look good in the Broadway revival of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’? Carl Goldberg, a third-generation schmatte man—and shirtmaker to the stars.

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Six Podcasts To Get You Through Your Thanksgiving Prep (and Schlep)

Kick off the long weekend with our favorite episodes of Vox Tablet, Unorthodox, and Israel Story

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