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Fiddler at Arena: A match

The Washington Post
Nelson Pressley

Tevye the milkman has been played by countless performers since Fiddler on the Roof began its long Broadway history 50 years ago, yet at Arena Stage Jonathan Hadary acts the part like it was written yesterday. Hadary's Tevye is funny but not a buffoon, warm but not schmaltzy – and boy, does he connect to his increasingly rebellious daughters. He is the genial, breakable heart of a production that does justice to one of the gold standard American musicals… Read more

The cast of Fiddler on the Roof. Photo by Margot Schulman.


FOX5 Morning News
Holly Morris

Need some holiday fun? Look no further than Arena Stage! Holly Morris got a preview of Five Guys Named Moe, and you can see it for yourself this month!… View more

To life! Fiddler is 50, lyricist Harnick is 90

Washington Post
by Nelson Pressley

You'd think Fiddler needs no defense, yet it has always been attacked in some quarters as a kitschy, schmaltzy version of the shtetl life lived by late-19th-century European Jews and the irony-rich Sholem Aleichem stories that were the show's source.

“We still have this show that's beloved. So something's going on there that's quite interesting. The musical is powerful and thrilling in its own right,” Solomon says… Read more

Lyricist Sheldon Harnick. (Carlo Allegri/For The Washington Post)

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