|Directed by: Max Lewkowicz
Written by: Valerie Thomas
Produced by: Max Lewkowicz, Valerie Thomas, Ann Oster, Rita Lerner, Patti Kenner, Elena Berger Melman, Joseph Borruso
Original release: 2019
Running time: 92 minutes
Other cast: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sheldon Harnick, Hal Prince, Bartlett Sher, Danny Burstein, Harvey Fierstein
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‘Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles’ is the first in-depth documentary film that chronicles the life and themes of this iconic offering of American culture. The goal of the documentary is to understand why the story of Tevye the milkman is reborn again and again as beloved entertainment and cultural touchstone the world over.
The film by Max Lewkowicz features interviews with ‘Fiddler’ lyricist Sheldon Harnick; Harold Prince, the show’s original producer; and original cast member Austin Pendleton.
‘Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles’ also includes archival footage of original director-choreographer Jerome Robbins and interviews with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Chaim Topol, Harvey Fierstein, Fran Lebowitz, Calvin Trillin, and Nathan Englander.