Long Islanders will get to see Theodore Bikel play Tevye in Fiddler On The Roof at Westbury Music Fair, Oct. 15-20.
Bikel has played Tevye more than 1,300 times, including the show's recent national tour.
With music by Jerry Bock, a book by Joseph Stein, and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, Fiddler On The Roof adapts Sholom Aleichem's stories stories of a poor, religious milkman and his daughter-filled family. Famous songs from the show include, "If I Were A Rich Man," "Sunrise, Sunset," and "Do You Love Me?". The show opened on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre, Sept. 22, 1964, and ran for a then-record 3,242 performances. Nine Tony Awards were bestowed on the show, including Best Musical, Author, and Composer/Lyricist.
Theodore Bikel, a noted actor and folksinger, co-founded the Israel Chamber Theatre when he was only 20. After graduating with honors from London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, he appeared on London's West End and also on Broadway, most notably originating the role of Captain Von Trapp opposite Mary Martin in The Sound Of Music.
For tickets and information on Fiddler On The Roof at Westbury, call (516) 334-0800.