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Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles | Great Performances

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Samuel Goldwyn Films
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PBS
Masachika Ichimura as Tevye in, "Fiddler on the Roof."

Fri. Nov. 13 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 & STREAMING | Travel through the musical's history, featuring appearances by Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick and more.

Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles is the first documentary to chronicle the complete story of the international Broadway blockbuster musical Fiddler on the Roof by exploring the unexpected richness of its themes as well as its extensive reach across time and cultures.

Fiddler on the Roof is the tale of Jewish immigrants coming to America, of immigrants and refugees trying to escape persecution in their homeland, of the fraying of tradition, of generational tension and of the loss of roots.

Featuring rare archival footage, the documentary includes personal experiences and insights into the show's timeless impact from the Fiddler on the Roof composer and lyricist. It also includes commentary from former cast and creative members along with fans impacted by the musical, including Joel Grey, Topol, Harvey Fierstein, Harold Prince, Itzhak Perlman, Stephen Sondheim, Lin-Manuel Miranda and many others.

Watch the special at video.wkar.org during or after the premiere date.

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