Fiddler on the Roof
What the show was about.
5 interesting facts
The title for Fiddler on the Roof was inspired by painting called the "Fiddler" by Mark Chagall.
The fiddler is a metaphor for survival in a life of change and uncertainty through the upholding of tradition and joy.
The streets for The play Fiddler on the Roof , design by Boris Aronson Troy also based on Chagall's work.
Paul Lipson holds the distinction of appearing as Tevye more than 2000 times.
2 actors In the play
3 interesting facts
The 1971 screen version of the show featured Norma crane, Molly Picon and Topol.
Robbins had spent so much time shooting and reshooting scenes in his quest for perfection that by the time only 60% of the picture was completed they were one million dollars over budget that robbins was fired and producer co-producer Robert Wise had to go on to complete the film alone