Roadside Attractions and Samuel Goldwyn Films have acquired worldwide rights to the new documentary Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles, which will be released in theatres this summer.
The film by Max Lewkowicz features interviews with Fiddler lyricist Sheldon Harnick; Harold Prince, the show’s original producer; and original cast member Austin Pendleton.
Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles also includes archival footage of original director-choreographer Jerome Robbins and interviews with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Chaim Topol, Harvey Fierstein, Fran Lebowitz, Calvin Trillin, and Nathan Englander.
Co-written with Valerie Thomas, the film also explores Fiddler’s numerous international productions and the subsequent film. Expect highlights from the recent Danny Burstein-led Broadway revival as well as productions in Canada, The United Kingdom, and the Netherlands.
Fiddler on the Roof premiered on Broadway September 22, 1964, at the Imperial Theatre, winning nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Composer and Lyricist, and Best Author. The original production ran through July 2, 1972. A new Yiddish-language revival is playing a critically acclaimed Off-Broadway run at Stage 42. A West End revival, co-starring Tony nominee Judy Kuhn, begins performances March 21.