Alexandra Silber - "After Anatevka: A Novel Inspired by Fiddler on the Roof"
Event on 2017-07-19 18:00:00
Alexandra Silber is the Grammy-nominated actress and singer who starred most recently as Tzeitel in the Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof. After anatevka is her sweeping historical novel in the grand tradition of Russian literature that imagines what happens to the characters of Fiddler on the Roof after the curtain falls. BUY THE BOOK The world knows well the tale of Tevye, the beloved Jewish dairyman from the shtetl Anatevka of Tsarist Russia. In stories originally written by Sholem Aleichem and then made world-famous in the celebrated musical Fiddler on the Roof, Tevye, his wife Golde, and their five daughters dealt with the outside influences that were encroaching upon their humble lives. But what happened to those remarkable characters after the curtain fell? Alexandra Silber picks up where Fiddler left off. Second-eldest daughter Hodel takes center stage as she attempts to join her Socialist-leaning fiancé Perchik to the outer reaches of a Siberian work camp. But before Hodel and Perchik can finally be together, they both face extraordinary hurdles and adversaries—both personal and political—attempting to keep them apart at all costs.Silber also played played Hoddel in a revival of the same show in London's West End. It was those two roles which inspired her to write the book. Her other Broadway credits include Master Class, Arlington (Outer Critics Circle nomination), Hello Again (Drama League nomination), and She Loves Me. She has appeared on all three incarnations of Law & Order and has performed in a variety of outlets ranging from the 57th Grammy Awards to Carnegie Hall. She lives in New York, and this is her first book written in collaboration with Sheldon Harnick - the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning lyricist who co-wrote Fiddler on the Roof. Image by Emma Mead.
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