Fiddler on the Roof Essay

Joseph Stein
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Reviewing a 1991 revival production of Fiddler on the Roof, Disch finds that Stein's play still has the power to charm an audience. The critic summarized: "As of right now this is the best musical on Broadway."

Of Fiddler on the Roof little more need be said that it is as good as ever. The art of curatorship has rarely been exercised so scrupulously in the Broadway theater. The Chagallesque sets by Boris Aronson have been faithfully reproduced; ditto the Zipprodt costumes. The credits at the foot of the program are worth quoting in full for what they may portend for future revivals: "Original Production Directed & Choreographed by Jerome Robbins," followed in letters half that size by "Choreography Reproduced by Sammy Dallas Bayes/Direction Reproduced by Ruth Mitchell." The role of Tevye is reproduced by Topol, who, oddly, seems younger this time round than in the 1970 movie version, when...

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