Monday, October 25, 2010

Remembering 'Fiddler on the Roof' writer Jospeh Stein

Joseph Stein delighted generations with his musical based on a classic Yiddish short story.

His "Fiddler on the Roof" debuted on Broadway in 1964, elated audiences and won him a Tony.

Stein also scripted the 1971, Oscar-winning hit film of the same name.

Theaters around the world have been performing "Fiddler" pretty much nonstop for the past 45 years.

For instance, The Players of Sarasota staged a winning production last spring.

And "Fiddler on the Roof" can be seen at the Straz Center in Tampa Dec. 11-12.

Click for more on "Fiddler" creator Stein, who died Oct. 24.

1 comment:

Alex said...

I saw Fiddler last year and as someone who not a fan of musicals per se, I'd loved it.