Yiddish Fiddler A Sleeper Hit


"The biggest little hit in town right now is “Fiddler on the Roof,” which has lifted the curse from the Shubert Organization’s Stage 42, an off-Broadway theater on far West 42nd Street.

Brilliantly directed by Joel Grey, this “Fiddler,” which is in Yiddish, is doing near-sellout business every night. Its original 16-week run has been extended until September, and I hear the Shuberts would be happy if it extends indefinitely.

As well they should be.

Stage 42, formerly known as the Little Shubert, hasn’t had a hit since it opened, in 2002. Remember “Trip of Love,” a psychedelic musical featuring hit songs from the ’60s? Nobody does. How about “Lucky Guy”? That country-western musical ran 10 days and lost nearly $3 million. Just before it came “Dracula,” with a cast and creative team that almost went on strike when they didn’t get paid. (That ran a total of 32 performances.)"

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