"I Can See It": Reimagined Revivals With New Casting Concepts

By Ben Rimalower
26 Oct 2013

Ann Harada

All-Japanese Fiddler on the Roof

It's been widely noted that Fiddler on the Roof was a colossal hit in Japan, touching on a chord so deep in their culture that Japanese people often expressed incredulity Fiddler wasn't originally written for them. How about letting us experience some of that special connection over here in the states? It would be fascinating to cast an English-language production of Fiddler on the Roof with an all-Japanese cast, right here in New York. Maybe the National Asian American Theatre Company can produce, with Ann Harada starring, like they did in their popular production of Falsettoland.

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