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Sholom Aleichem: Laughter Through Tears ()

Produced by

Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company and National Jewish Theatre

Developed by

Theater J

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. (


Theodore Bikel Performer

Creative Team

Theodore Bikel Playwright
Derek Goldman Director
Tamara Brooks Musical Director
Robbie Hayes Scenic Designer
Dan Covey Lighting Designer
Zachary Borovay Projection Designer
Frank Labovitz Costume Designer
Sam Kitchel Associate Lighting Designer
Sam Brodie Associate Projection Designer


Tamara Brooks Piano
Merima Ključo Accordian


Marci Skolnick Stage Manager
Larry Wood Company Manager


Matt Farrell Production Manager