PLAYBILL VAULT'S Today In Theatre History: FEBRUARY 18
18 Feb 2015
1859 Sholem Yakov Rabinowitz is born in Ukraine. Under the pen name Sholem Aleichem (1859-1916) he will write many stories in Yiddish, several of which will be adapted as plays, most notably Fiddler on the Roof.
1999The Mineola Twins opens at the Roundabout Theatre Company's Off-Broadway Laura Pels Theatre. Paula Vogel, who won the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for How I Learned to Drive, penned this play which stars Swoosie Kurtz as the twins and Mo Gaffney. Joe Mantello stages.
2003 Off-Broadway's Playwrights Horizons troupe christens its new $27 million West 42nd Street mainstage with the first preview of My Life With Albertine, a musical adaptation of Proust's "Remembrance of Things Past."
Featuring the Broadway classics “To Life (L’Chaim!),” “If I Were A Rich Man,” “Sunrise Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” and “Tradition,” Fiddler on the Roof will introduce a new generation to this uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!