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To life! Fiddler is 50, lyricist Harnick is 90

Washington Post
by Nelson Pressley

You'd think Fiddler needs no defense, yet it has always been attacked in some quarters as a kitschy, schmaltzy version of the shtetl life lived by late-19th-century European Jews and the irony-rich Sholem Aleichem stories that were the show's source.

“We still have this show that's beloved. So something's going on there that's quite interesting. The musical is powerful and thrilling in its own right,” Solomon says… Read more

Lyricist Sheldon Harnick. (Carlo Allegri/For The Washington Post)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg gets ready for her close-up

by Lucy McCalmont

Ginsburg is one of a number of D.C. notables – including Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton and MSNBC's Chris Matthews – who are taking part in the Arena Stage production of Our War. Premiering Friday and running through Nov. 9, Our War is a series of monologues about the Civil War as the 150th anniversary of the conflict is marked this year. The Supreme Court justice will be reading a piece titled That Boy, which was written by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire, who also wrote the play Rabbit HoleLearn more

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