Fiddler on the Roof – as it really was

Fiddler on the Roof – as it really was

Daily Comfort Zone

norman lebrecht

January 16, 2022

The 1939 film of Tevye the Milkman, based on Sholom Aleychem’s original story of 1894.




  • Unlnike Hirshbein’s Gruene Felder, this was filmed in an abandoned potato field in Long Island and a studio in the Bronx.

  • dalet says:

    Spielberg is in contract with Disney to do a remake of this with a new script in English by Tony Kushner set on the Lower East Side of NY, and original kletzmer music played by Martin Frost.

    • your source for this information please

    • V. Lind says:

      MGM is planning a remake of Fiddler on the Roof. In light of the box-office success of Spieberg’s most recent remake, perhaps his (SS) new approach will be the more successful of the two.

      Meanwhile Lin-Manuel Miranda has announced his remake of My Fair Lady, where someone takes a homie straight out of Compton and teaches her how to ask and not ax and then to sing and makes her into the new Jessye Norman?

    • Phillip says:

      Everything about that sounds great! I only wonder if Giora Feidman is unavailable….

  • Professor David says:

    Thank you very much for posting this.

  • E says:

    Magnificent. A potato field on
    Long Island served well.