It’s a tradition: ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ heading back to town on tour once again
Talk about tradition: “Fiddler on the Roof” has been a musical-theater mainstay for 55 years, since the show first hit Broadway — where it’s been revived five times since.
The latest Broadway production, which launched in 2015 and ran for a year, has spun off the national touring version that visits the San Diego Civic Theatre for a quick stint starting Tuesday.
The show is directed by Bartlett Sher — the onetime San Diego political-theater maverick who has gone on to a sterling Broadway career, with nine Tony Award nominations, including a win in 2008 for “South Pacific.”
Taking on the central role of Tevye — the humble milkman who faces wrenching social and familial change in early-1900s Russia — is the veteran Israeli actor and artist Yehezkel Lazarov.
He’ll be leading the company in such ageless “Fiddler” favorites as “If I Were a Rich Man,” “Sunrise, Sunset” and, yes, “Tradition.”
‘Fiddler on the Roof’
When: Opens May 28. 7 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday; 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Through June 2.
Where: Broadway/San Diego at the Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown.
Tickets: About $22.50 and up
Phone: (619/858/760) 570-1100
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