Musical Fiddler on the Roof is considered to be one of the best musicals in history. It has won nine Tony Awards and held the record for the longest-running Broadway musical for almost 10 years until Grease managed to surpass this run. The musical is popular than ever and eve if its first show was in 1964 up till today you can find various theatres having Fiddler on the Roof as part of their repertoire.
In the new documentary Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles directed by Max Lewkowicz, it features interviews with Fiddler creators such as Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick, Joseph Stein, and Harold Prince, as well as scholars, actors and other musical theatre figures such as Stephen Sondheim and Lin-Manuel Miranda. It is dedicated to the memory of Harold Prince, who died during production.
For the first time, intimate interviews with show’s creators reveal the difficult origin story behind one of Broadway’s most beloved musicals, Fiddler on The Roof, and how it all started in the early 1960s New York, when gender roles, sexuality, race relations, and religion were evolving. The musical is based on Tevye and His Daughters (or Tevye the Dairyman), a series of stories by author and playwright who he wrote in Yiddish between 1894 and 1914 about Jewish life in a village in the Pale of Settlement of Imperial Russia at the turn of the 20th century.
With a joyful combination of archival footage and filmed performances, Fiddler: a Miracle of Miracles illuminates the struggle, brilliance, and Broadway-style that turned this story about an Eastern European community into a universal tale of family, love, religion, loss, and perseverance, nowadays played worldwide. A Miracle of Miracles examines both the development of the much loved dark musical and its enduring popularity for different audiences in different territories. It really allows the viewer to get involved in every aspect of the musical and it’s productions and what date it so successful and loved by so many people.
The film, which has received many positive reviews, is available in cinemas from 13th of December!
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