The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College presents a special screening of Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles March 21 at 6 PM to benefit Ukrainian refugees. Following the screening will be a discussion with director Max Lewkowicz.
Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles is the first documentary about the story behind Fiddler on the Roof, the Broadway and international musical. Exploring the themes and sharing rare archival footage, the documentary also includes insights from composer Jerry Bock, lyricist Sheldon Harnick, book writer Joe Stein, director and choreographer Jerome Robbins, and producer Harold Prince. Parts of the documentary were filmed on location in Kyiv and other parts of Ukraine.
100% of all funds will be directed to The Blue Card and The Survivor Mitzvah Project to benefit programs for food, shelter, and medical needs addressing the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.
Fiddler on the Roof opened on Broadway in 1964 and was the first Broadway musical to surpass 3,000 performances. It tells the story of Tevye, a milkman trying to maintain his Jewish traditions in a small town under the rule of Imperial Russia at the beginning of the 20th century. As his family handles internal disagreements, they face external social pressures culminating in the eviction of Jews by order of the Tsar.
The screening is presented by producer and director Max Lewkowicz and executive producer Patti Kenner in association with The City University of New York Hunter College and the Museum of Jewish Heritage.
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