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Sholom Aleichem

 
Sholom Aleichem Headshot
Date of Birth: February 18, 1859
Date of Death: May 13, 1916 (57)

Birth Place: UKRAINE
 

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Bel Kaufman (granddaughter Sholom Aleichem) Photo

Bel Kaufman (granddaughter Sholom Aleichem)

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12/03/2013
 
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Sholom Aleichem Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2010 - Outstanding Solo Performance
Sholom AleichemLaughter Through Tears

Sholom Aleichem News

YOU HAVEN'T CHANGED A BIT AND OTHER LIES Opening March 12 At Santa Monica Playhouse Photo YOU HAVEN'T CHANGED A BIT AND OTHER LIES Opening March 12 At Santa Monica Playhouse
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 1, 2022

Santa Monica Playhouse returns to live theatre with the premiere of a new incarnation of Jerry and Steve Mayer's musical about the trials and tribulations of 'aging' directed by veteran (and frequent Mayer) director Chris DeCarlo opening March 12, 2022 for a limited run.

YI Love Jewish to Present BULLS AND BEARS: THE ADVENTURES OF MENACHEM MENDL Photo YI Love Jewish to Present BULLS AND BEARS: THE ADVENTURES OF MENACHEM MENDL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 18, 2022

On March 2, 2022, Yiddishkayt Initiative will present a day of events on what would have been Sholom Aleichem's 163rd birthday. One of the highlights of the day will be a virtual play reading premiere of 'Bulls and Bears: The Adventures of Menachem Mendl.'

Lyric Fest Presents YIDDISHE NIGHTINGALE, A Short History Of The American Yiddish The Photo Lyric Fest Presents YIDDISHE NIGHTINGALE, A Short History Of The American Yiddish Theater
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 16, 2021

Lyric Fest presents three performances of Yiddishe Nightingale, a special concert on the history of the American Yiddish Theater, on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at 7:00pm at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia, PA; Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at 7:00pm at Adath Israel in Merion Station, PA; and Sunday, February 13, 2022 at 4:00pm at Beth El Congregation in Baltimore, MD.

BWW Interview: From WIESENTHAL to TEVYE: The Unstoppable, Energizing Tom Dugan Photo BWW Interview: From WIESENTHAL to TEVYE: The Unstoppable, Energizing Tom Dugan
by Gil Kaan - Jun 17, 2021

The Wallis inaugurates their new pop-up performance space on the Promenade Terrace for live audiences with the world premiere of Tom Dugan’s TEVYE IN NEW YORK! June 23, 2021. Tom co-directs (with Michael Vale) his one-man show on the well-known musical theatre lead character of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. Tom managed to find time amongst his many, many writing projects to answer a few of my enquiries.

BWW Interview: Hershey Felder of BEFORE FIDDLER at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Brings Photo BWW Interview: Hershey Felder of BEFORE FIDDLER at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Brings Seminal Writer Sholem Aleichem to Life
by Jim Munson - Jan 29, 2021

Good news for Hershey Felder fans and musical theater afficionados everywhere! TheatreWorks Silicon Valley is launching the New Year with three world premiere livestreamed performances in partnership with Hershey Felder Presents Live from Florence. First up is Hershey Felder as Sholem Aleichem in BEFORE FIDDLER, presented live at 5pm PST on Sunday, February 7, 2021. Decades before the beloved musical Fiddler on the Roof first delighted audiences, there was Sholem Aleichem and his beloved character of ‘Tevye the Milkman.’ Long before songs like “Tradition,” “If I Were a Rich Man” and “Sunrise, Sunset” first beguiled audiences, there was klezmer, a music that imitated talking, laughing, weeping, and singing, and where musicians didn’t just make music, they spoke to audiences in song. Acclaimed playwright & performer Felder will play Sholem Aleichem, giving audiences the true story of what happened ‘Before Fiddler.’ He will be joined by Florence’s celebrated Klezmerata Fiorentina, comprised of top musicians from Florence’s world-famous Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale. Filmed partially on location where the events actually took place, this production will feature the stories and characters of Sholem Aleichem, along with authentic klezmer music that is sure to move the soul. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.theatreworks.org. BroadwayWorld spoke with Felder last week from his home in Florence where he’s been based ever since the Covid pandemic hit. As always, Felder is fascinating and delightful to talk to, simultaneously brainy and emotionally transparent, and confident enough in his own talents to be open about his enduring fears.

VIDEO: 2004 FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Cast Reunites for a Rosh Hashanah 'Sabbath Prayer' Photo VIDEO: 2004 FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Cast Reunites for a Rosh Hashanah 'Sabbath Prayer'
by Stage Tube - Sep 18, 2020

Tonight at sundown marks the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, the New Year in the Jewish faith. In celebration and in recognition of the High Holidays beginning this Shabbat, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has sahred this stirring version of Sabbath Prayer, created virtually by cast members from the 2004 Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof.

Photo Flash: LOVE IN BLOOM Opens This Weekend At Santa Monica Playhouse Photo Photo Flash: LOVE IN BLOOM Opens This Weekend At Santa Monica Playhouse
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 21, 2019

Brush up your Shakespeare. Santa Monica Playhouse's bawdy musical comedy tribute to the rogues and wenches of the Bard, Love in Bloom, celebrates its 10th anniversary to insure that all's well that ends as you like it. Magic and mayhem, fops and fairies, mistaken identity, romance and humor abound in this tongue-firmly-in-cheek evening of theatre opening Saturday, October 26th

BWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Proves Just as Vital and Engaging in 2019 as When it  Photo BWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Proves Just as Vital and Engaging in 2019 as When it Debuted in 1964
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 26, 2019

Fiddler on the Roof first debuted on Broadway in 1964 and in the intervening 55 years, it's become a beloved standard in the Broadway musical canon, being revived many times and performed on stages all over the world in productions both professional and amateur. The heartwarming tale of the world-weary dairyman Tevye, his long-suffering wife Golde, their five(!) daughters and their suitors and all of the other inhabitants of the Russian village of Anatevka has been delighting audiences ever since that initial mounting and rather than growing old and rather precious over time, Fiddler on the Roof instead has become even more relevant, particularly in the current socio-political climate in which immigrants have become political pawns and in which change is constant.

BWW Review: Latest Revival of Musical Classic FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Rises at OC's Seger Photo BWW Review: Latest Revival of Musical Classic FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Rises at OC's Segerstrom Center
by Michael Quintos - May 16, 2019

In the latest North American touring production of what continues to be one of Broadway's laudable theatrical staples, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's amiable patriarch Tevye is now being played by Israeli-born actor Yehezkel Lazarov, who gives the iconic role a fresh, less geriatric delivery that still shines with old-world charm, nuanced depth, and a down-to-earth, relatable persona. Lazarov--who leads this touring non-Equity iteration of the Bartlett Sher-directed 2015 Broadway revival--provides just one of the many reasons to reacquaint yourself with this enduring stage classic, now finishing up its limited engagement at Segerstrom Center for the Arts through May 19, 2019. Sill lively and emotionally poignant--and quite relevant and timely to see through the lens of the uneasy times we live in--the stage musical offers a safe, if slightly sanitized view into the lives of poor Jewish families in turn-of-the-century Russia where the looming assault of pogroms are about to threaten their very lives and existence.

IL VIOLINISTA SUL TETTO: dal 22 febbraio al 10 marzo al Teatro Nuovo di Milano Photo IL VIOLINISTA SUL TETTO: dal 22 febbraio al 10 marzo al Teatro Nuovo di Milano
by Valeria Venturelli - Feb 15, 2019

Dopo il successo del 2003 torna al Teatro Nuovo di Milano Il Violinista sul tetto la commedia musicale tratta da un racconto di Sholem Aleichem, uno dei capolavori assoluti del teatro musicale americano. Il suo carattere di intensa e profonda umanita unitamente alle radici culturali della storia e delle musiche hanno fatto di questo spettacolo un evento tra i piu rivoluzionari nel panorama teatrale degli anni sessanta, contribuendo ad aprire insieme a West Side Story, una nuova era per il musical di Broadway.

Sholom Aleichem Videos

VIDEO: 2004 FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Cast Reunites for a Rosh Hashanah 'Sabbath Prayer' VideoVIDEO: 2004 FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Cast Reunites for a Rosh Hashanah 'Sabbath Prayer'
by Stage Tube - Sep 18, 2020

Tonight at sundown marks the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, the New Year in the Jewish faith. In celebration and in recognition of the High Holidays beginning this Shabbat, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has sahred this stirring version of Sabbath Prayer, created virtually by cast members from the 2004 Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof.

STAGE TUBE: NYTF Welcomes State Jewish Theater of Warsaw Live in NYC
by Stage Tube - Dec 2, 2014

On November 18th, the Jewish State Theater of Warsaw performed in NYC for the first time since the 1980s. Below, watch a post-event synopsis of the event! The troupe hopes to return to NYC again in 2015.

STAGE TUBE: Backstage with Brad Oscar and Joanna Glushak in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by Stage Tube - Jun 28, 2012

Tony nominee Brad Oscar and Joanna Glushak (Sweet Smell of Success) are currently starring in Barrington Stage's production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, now playing through July 14. Below is a backstage interview with Brad Oscar (Tevye) and Joanna Glushak (Golde), including clips from the opening night performance.

STAGE TUBE: FIDDLER Tour Hits Atlanta's Cobb Energy PAC, 3/16
by Jessica Lewis - Feb 11, 2010

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF will play the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre from March 16 thru March 21 as a part of the Broadway Across America Series at the John A. Williams Theatre.


Sholom Aleichem Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Sholom Aleichem written?
Sholom Aleichem has written 3 shows including If I Were You (Playwright), Tevya and His Daughters (Author), Fiddler on the Roof (Source Material).

What awards has Sholom Aleichem been nominated for?
Outstanding Solo Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for Laughter Through Tears .