THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Tony Winner Harvey Fierstein Shares His Theatregoing Experiences

By Andrew Gans
18 Sep 2013


Fiddler on the Roof


"My number one theatrical experience, bar none, happened to me in 1964 - the curtain rose on a man wearing tse-tses (a religious undergarment). He spoke directly to us and then gestured to the wings… Suddenly the stage was filled with Jews. Yes, Jews. Just like me - JEWS! The man was Zero Mostel. The show was Fiddler on the Roof. And I never felt alone in the world again."