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It’s a tradition: ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ heading back to town on tour once again

Fiddler on the Roof
Natalie Anne Powers, Mel Weyn and Ruthy Froch (from left) in the national touring production of “Fiddler on the Roof.”
(Joan Marcus)

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

Online: broadwaysd.com


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