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On The Roof : A look inside Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish

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A look inside Off-Broadway's Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish, the ground-breaking, award-winning musical.

Samantha Hahn, the youngest member of the cast, tells the story of how "Yiddish Fiddler" came to be.

Samantha has interviewed the cast, crew, and creative team - each with a unique take on the show and the impact it has had on their lives - for a behind-the-scenes look at what makes "Yiddish Fiddler" so special.

On the Roof takes the reader on a never before seen journey - from rehearsals that end in tears and screaming in elevators, to the beautiful bonds between company members as strangers turn into family.

"When we opened, something sort of miraculous happened. There we were - a hit. Our youngest member has written this altogether delightful recounting of the experience. Samantha Hahn is not only a gifted performer but a delightful documentarian; she takes you through our auditions, rehearsals, backstage life, mishaps, and relationships, and shares stories and intimate thoughts from the entire team. Come, sit in on a rehearsal or two..."

Joel Grey
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Product details

  • Paperback | 251 pages
  • 130 x 197 x 17.27mm | 335.66g
  • Vanguard Press
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1784658642
  • 9781784658649
  • 2,171,777

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Straight from the heart! Sammy Hahn has written an inside love letter to anyone, anywhere, on stage and off, who has ever experienced the pure joy that is Fiddler On The Roof! - Randy Graff (Tony Award-winning actress)




Our youngest member has written this altogether delightful recounting of the experience. Samantha Hahn is not only a gifted performer but a delightful documentarian; she takes you through our auditions, rehearsals, backstage life, mishaps, and relationships, and shares stories and intimate thoughts from the entire team. - Joel Grey (Tony, Golden Globe, Grammy and Oscar-winning actor, and author of Master of Ceremonies)





The reader has in her or his own hands a diary of how this remarkable revival came to be, and the creatives who fashioned this unique revival... On The Roof: A Look Inside Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish by Samantha Hahn is a must read - and it is an excellent antidote to the current pandemic! - Mark Kappel (Editor of NewsNotes Dance Blog)



Cast member Samantha Hahn provides a highly detailed look at life backstage at the recent Yiddish-language revival of Fiddler on the Roof, directed by Joel Grey. - David Gordon (Theater Mania)



A glorious and rare peek into the creative process Fiddler On The Roof in Yiddish. Sammy Hahn takes you with her to her audition, inside the rehearsal room, invites you to opening night and allows you to intimately share in the joys and heartbreak of being a part of a show's manifestation. Her love for the theatre and this show radiate from every page, reminding us that the process of creation as well as execution of the show, have so much to teach us...a love letter to savoring the journey, one day at a time. - Erin Dilly (Tony-nominated actress)



Samantha Hahn's delightful book chronicles a show biz miracle. Ms. Hahn's charming and passionate account of her journey through the production's many phases provides the book with a linear structure and its heart. Interspersed are the musings of many of the participants from all aspects of the production, giving an insider's view of the incredibly hard and never-ending work that goes into the realization of any musical. The participants in this play about a loving family and a community become a family and a community themselves. Reading Ms. Hahn's heartfelt book makes one long to be a member of just such a family and community. - Boyd Gaines (Four time Tony award-winning actor, and three time Drama Desk award-winning actor)
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