Sholom Aleichem: Laughter Through Tears (2010)
Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company and National Jewish Theatre
Playwright: Theodore Bikel
Director: Derek Goldman
Winter Garden Theatre
October 13th, 2009 – October 18th, 2009
Sholom Aleichem’s stories introduced the world to Tevye the Milkman and inspired the landmark Broadway musical, “Fiddler on the Roof.” Theo Bikel played Tevye more than 2,000 performances onstage… Now as playwright and star, Bikel brings back to life one of literature’s most beloved authors and a bevy of the unforgettable characters he created.
He tells their stories… he sings their songs… he magically melds times long gone with matters that tug at our heartstrings even today. Singing in English and Yiddish, Bikel captivates his audience with an enchanting trove of music from Eastern Europe. (laughterthroughtears.org)