Fiddler: Miracle of Miracles
Directed by Max Lewkowicz. US. 2019. PG-13. 1 hour 32 minutes. Roadside Attractions. Digital .
Fri., October 18, 2019 thru Thu., October 24, 2019
The origin story behind one of Broadway’s most beloved musicals, Fiddler on The Roof, and its creative roots in early 1960s New York, when “tradition” was on the wane as gender roles, sexuality, race relations and religion were evolving.
Features interviews with Lyricist Sheldon Harnick, producer Hal Prince, original cast member Austin Pendleton, Broadway figures Lin-Manuel Miranda, Chaim Topol and Harvey Fierstein, and authors Fran Lebowitz, Calvin Trillin and Nathan Englander.
What makes it brilliant is that it demonstrates how universal this distinctly Jewish musical has become, how it has been embraced by many cultures and how it is still influential today. – G. Allen Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle