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Jerome Robbins

Fiddler on the Roof

Hofesh Schechter Unfazed by Harsh 'Fiddler' Reviews? >>

Not everyone has loved what Hofesh Shechter has done with the Jerome Robbins' chorography in Bartlett Sher's 50th anniversary revival of 'Fiddler on the Roof,' but the Israel born dance director seems to be taking the criticism in stride. The 41-year-old London based dancer and choreographer has commented that while some reviews have been harsh, his coming to Broadway has been a mostly positive affair.

Billie Allen

Dancer Billie Allen Recalls Racial Divide and the Original Production of 'On the Town' >>

The musical quietly challenged the racial divide that held sway in the world of entertainment in the 1940s.

Leonard Bernstein

New Book 'Bernstein Meets Broadway' Explores How Leonard Bernstein and His Collaborators Pushed Political Agenda During WWII >>

With 'On the Town' Leonard Bernstein, Jerome Robbins, Betty Comden and Adolph Green took a big step for civil rights on stage.

The Cast of 'On the Town'

In a Broadway First, 'On the Town' Producers Seek Investors Online >>

Howard and Janet Kagan are seeking equity investors for their 70th anniversary production of the Leonard Bernstein/Jerome Robbins/Betty Comden/Adolph Green musical via a custom-made website.

So You Think You Can Dance

Broadway Reality: 'On the Town' Revival to Cast 'So You Think You Can Dance' Champ >>

The winner of the current season of 'So You Think You Can Dance' is to be offered an ensemble role in the upcoming 70th anniversary Broadway revival of 'On the Town.'

Ken Watanabe

'The King and I': Ken Watanabe and Kelli O'Hara on Broadway, Lou Diamond Phillips in Melbourne >>

Bartlett Sher will direct a new revival at Lincoln Center next year, while Australian audiences can see Phillips reprise the role he played on Broadway in 1996.

Aaron Copland

Chelsea Opera Presenting Aaron Copland's 'The Tender Land' >>

The reputation of Copland's "folk opera" has grown mightily since its 1954 debut.

Leonard Bernstein

'On the Town' Dances Back to Broadway for 70th Anniversary >>

An all-star creative team is bringing Broadway a revival of the original Leonard Bernstein/Jerome Robbins/Betty Comden/Adolph Green musical this October.

Sheldon Harnick

Sheldon Harnick, 'Fiddler on the Roof' Lyricist, Turns 90 Today >>

The Tony- and Pulitzer-winning lyricist celebrates his 90th birthday with a new 2-CD set of demos and "hidden treasures" sung by Harnick himself.

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