It's a compelling tale, wonderfully told.
– Daily Mail (UK)
Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles
Thursday, April 2, 7:00 PM
Yiddish Book Center, Amherst
Revealing how the story of Tevye the Dairyman became an unlikely Broadway classic, this documentary is a sweeping and joyous look back at the creative origins and long-lasting cultural impact of a musical masterpiece. Bringing Fiddler to life through rare archival materials, performance footage, and clips from the Oscar-winning 1971 film adaptation, filmmaker Max Lewkowicz chronicles the show’s backstory, from its early New York roots to the enduring themes that inspire theatergoers across generations. Insights from the musical’s creators and cast are paired with lively commentary from luminaries Stephen Sondheim, Itzhak Perlman, and Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Co-sponsored by the Yiddish Book Center
Documentary | 2019 | 92 minutes
USA | English
Directed by Max Lewkowicz