Wonder of wonders! Fiddler On The Roof returning to the big screen
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Wonder of wonders! Fiddler On The Roof returning to the big screen

Iconic 1964 musical about the oys and joys of Jewish life in the fictional Eastern European shtetl of Anatevka is being remade for cinema.

Credit: Photo by c.Everett Collection / Rex Features (1239744g) Paul Michael Glaser, Michelle Marsh, Topol. 1971
'Fiddler on the Roof' Film - 1971
Credit: Photo by c.Everett Collection / Rex Features (1239744g) Paul Michael Glaser, Michelle Marsh, Topol. 1971 'Fiddler on the Roof' Film - 1971

The iconic 1964 musical about the struggles and joys of Jewish life in the fictional Eastern European shtetl of Anatevka is to be remade for the big screen.

The new film will bring some star power from Broadway from director Thomas Kail. Steven Levenson, who wrote the acclaimed musical Dear Evan Hansen, will pen the screenplay, according to Deadline.

The remake will be carrying on a tradition of more than 50 years.

Fiddler first had audiences saying “L’chaim” when it opened on Broadway in 1964 starring Zero Mostel as Tevye and winning nine Tonys. It saw many sunrises and sunsets, at one time holding the record for longest-running Broadway musical at nearly 10 years.

The movie version came out in 1971 and garnered three Oscars, as well as nominations for best actor for Topol and best picture.

Broadway brought back another revival in 2015, and a Yiddish-language Fiddler ran off-Broadway until this year.

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