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Tradition, Tradition

Theodore Bikel, soon to reprise the role of Tevye, reflects on his family's past.

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/community_briefs/article/tradition_tradition_20001006

This month, just a few weeks after the High Holy Days, Theodore Bikel will begin a national tour of the bittersweet musical, "Fiddler on the Roof," reprising his role as Tevye the milkman. "Everyone is a fiddler on the roof," he'll explain in his 1,600th performance of the part, "trying to scratch out a simple tune without breaking his neck. And how do we keep our balance? That I can tell you in one word: Tradition!"

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