Tradition! by Barbara Isenberg audiobook

Tradition!: The Highly Improbable, Ultimately Triumphant Broadway-to-Hollywood Story of Fiddler on the Roof, the World’s Most Beloved Musical

By Barbara Isenberg
Read by Adam Grupper

L.A. Theatre Works
7.67 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Since it first opened on Broadway in September, 1964, Fiddler on the Roof has constantly been onstage somewhere, including five Broadway revivals, four productions on London’s West End and thousands of schools, army bases, and countries from Argentina to Japan. Barbara Isenberg interviewed the men and women behind the original production, the film, and significant revivals—Harold Prince, Sheldon Harnick, Joseph Stein, Austin Pendleton, Joanna Merlin, Norman Jewison, Topol, Harvey Fierstein, and more—to produce a lively, popular chronicle of the making of Fiddler. Published in celebration of Fiddler‘s fiftieth anniversary, Tradition! is the book for everyone who loves Fiddler and can sing along with the original cast album.

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Summary

Summary

Since it first opened on Broadway in September, 1964, Fiddler on the Roof has constantly been onstage somewhere, including five Broadway revivals, four productions on London’s West End and thousands of schools, army bases, and countries from Argentina to Japan.

Barbara Isenberg interviewed the men and women behind the original production, the film, and significant revivals—Harold Prince, Sheldon Harnick, Joseph Stein, Austin Pendleton, Joanna Merlin, Norman Jewison, Topol, Harvey Fierstein, and more—to produce a lively, popular chronicle of the making of Fiddler.

Published in celebration of Fiddler‘s fiftieth anniversary, Tradition! is the book for everyone who loves Fiddler and can sing along with the original cast album.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Barbara’s book traces the history of Fiddler from the stage to the screen. It is a fascinating story filled with laughter and tears.” Norman Jewison, director of the film adaptation of Fiddler on the Roof
“Gives you a wonderful sense of Sholem Aleichem’s world and Fiddler’s heart—and of the heartbreak that runs through its core. Reading the book, I realized what denomination of Jew I am—a Fiddler on the Roof Jew.” Julie Salamon, New York Times bestselling author
“Isenberg’s history of Fiddler on the Roof, from Sholom Aleichem’s Tevye stories to Norman Jewison’s film and beyond, is definitive. I can’t imagine anyone covering the subject more fascinatingly or eloquently. As someone who was lucky enough to be part of the saga, I applaud Tradition!Hal Prince
“L. A. Theatre Works brings the making of Fiddler on the Roof to life…Adam Grupper narrates seamlessly and steadily. The story starts with the germ of an idea planted in author Sholem Aleichem’s stories about Tevya and his children and continues with anecdotes of the musical’s first touring performances, its opening on Broadway in September 1964, the musical movie, and numerous recordings. Grupper delivers the narrative straightforwardly and gives the quotations appropriate accents. Although this is the story of one of the most popular musicals of all time, there are no musical clips. That’s ok because listeners will be humming “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” “Tradition,” “To Life,” and many of the other familiar tunes in their heads when Grupper describes the songs and scenes.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Barbara Isenberg

Author Bio: Barbara Isenberg

Barbara Isenberg, is an award winning journalist who has been writing and lecturing about theater for over three decades. Her work has appeared in the LA Times, the Wall Street Journal, Time, Esquire, the Huffington Post, and London’s Sunday Times. She received a Distinguished Artist Award from the Los Angeles Music Center and has been a Visiting Scholar at the Getty Research Institute. She lives in Los Angeles.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Drama/Performing Arts
Runtime: 7.67
Audience: Adult
Language: English