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How FIDDLER has become…

Sincere thanks to Paul Wieder of the JUF News for this new post about my August lecture series for the Chicago YIVO Society’s annual Summer Festival of Yiddish Culture ūüôā ************************* September 22, 2014¬†marks the 50th¬†anniversary of the first Broadway performance of¬†Fiddler on the Roof. But first, in August, Jan Lisa Huttner will present her […]


AJEC “Yente”

From Yente to Yenta: How a Name became a Noun A presentation to¬†the Adult Jewish Education Cooperative Hosted by Congregation Or Shalom of Vernon Hills (IL) Mah nish tanah ha performance ha zeh? Every time I set off to see a new production of Fiddler on the Roof, the thing I most want to know […]


Munster’s Fiddler

From April ’07 Spotlight: Anatevka bloomed anew last month in Munster, Indiana, during a delightful five-week run at the Theatre at the Center. Once back home in Chicago, I called director Bill Pullinsi to follow-up on some of the details. I told Bill that, as a Fiddler on the Roof aficionado, I was delighted to […]