WPPB

Fiddler on the Roof

The eternal music of George Gershwin:  here are some of his greatest songs, played by the composer himself, with a contrasting assist from Sarah Vaughan, Fred Astaire, and Chris Connor.  This Sunday at 3PM, live or streaming. 

Velcome to BLOOD-Vay to Main Street's annual Halloween broadcast, with your host Count Larry Maslon taking you on a haunted houseful of spirits from the Broadway beyond!  Songs from Fiddler on the Roof, The Lion King, Next to Normal, and Ghost--scary, kids!  This Sunday at 3PM, live or streaming.

Celebrate proud papas and powerful patriarchs with a special sneak preview of Joshua Henry's "Soliloquy" from the current Carousel, rounding out an hour of songs from Fiddler on the Roof, Les Miserables, Ragtime and more.  This Sunday at 3 PM, live or streaming.

To celebrate the new revival, currently at the Broadway Theatre, here's the full history and tradition of Fiddler on the Roof with a celebration of its score, performed by, among others, Zero Mostel, Topol, Alfred Molina, Molly Picon, Jan Peerce--even the songwriters Bock and Harnick themselves.

The revival of Fiddler on the Roof opened Sunday night at the Broadway Theater and I guess I have to say it’s better than ever and I fought saying that because how does one make a comparison to one of the great musicals of all times which I first saw in 1964. The dancing is simply sensational, the orchestrations the best ever and the cast certainly gives it a super effort to keep us memorized. If you have never seen it (and unless you’re under 6 you probably haven’t) it’s a must see for anyone looking for Broadway's best. 

Fiddler on the Roof

Sep 24, 2014

This week in recognition of the 50th anniversary of Broadway's sixteenth longest-running show in history our Throwback Thursday segment celebrates tradition.