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Fiddler's Tradition Strong At 50

Book Cover - Tradition!

Fiddler on the Roof is 50 years old today. Sounds crazy, no? But wonder of wonders, it's true — the show debuted on Broadway on this night in 1964.

It has been a long saga from Sholem Aleichem and Marc Chagall to Fiddler's current status, when nary a sunrise or sunset passes without it being performed somewhere around the world.

Journalist Barbara Isenberg has written extensively about Broadway: her new book is Tradition, published by St. Martin's Press,.

A lifelong resident of the Capital Region, Ian joined WAMC in late 2008 and became news director in 2013. He began working on Morning Edition and has produced The Capitol Connection, Congressional Corner, and several other WAMC programs. Ian can also be heard as the host of the WAMC News Podcast and on The Roundtable and various newscasts. Ian holds a BA in English and journalism and an MA in English, both from the University at Albany, where he has taught journalism since 2013.
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