"Fiddler on the Roof" has had a long history on Broadway. Now it's back again for the sixth time. It's a show about tradition and also one that's become a tradition. "Fiddler on the Roof" first opened on Broadway in 1964. For many, the songs are familiar.
Broadway vet Danny Burstein plays Tevye, a poor milkman struggling to build a brighter future for his daughters while trying to hold onto their customs from the past.
The story is set in 1905. Russia was ruled by a tsar and Jews faced growing restrictions and attacks.
Director Bartlett Sher explains that it was a moment in history that's still relevant today. Sher hopes the challenges these characters face, strike a nerve with audiences of all backgrounds.
The lyrics that help bring these songs to life are the work of Sheldon Harnick. He says breaking down barriers was always the goal.
Now, more than 50 years after Harnick's work first debuted on Broadway, the music and the message are reaching a whole new audience. And the tradition lives on.