After Anatevka: Live

4 out of 5 stars (1,271 ratings)

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About This Audible Original

A special live performance to satisfy Fiddler on the Roof fans who have long wondered what became of Tevye’s beloved family. Experience an enthralling performance featuring a cast of rising Broadway stars who join actress and author Alexandra Silber in celebrating the Audible release of After Anatevka, the sweeping historical novel she wrote about Tevye’s second-eldest daughter, Hodel. Silber’s fascination with Hodel began when she played her in a production of Fiddler in London’s West End. Actors often write a backstory for the characters they play so they can fully imagine and embody them onstage. But Silber was more interested in Hodel’s fate than her history. “I had never played a character who felt so much like me,” she says. “I felt responsible for what happened to her after she boards the train to Siberia to join her revolutionary fiancé Perchik.”

Originally commissioned by Symphony Space, a form of this concert was produced in March 2017. After Anatevka Live brings to life dramatic excerpts from Silber’s novel with five original songs by contemporary composer and lyricist teams, plus two much-loved songs from Fiddler and one gem that was cut from the final song book. Directed by Carolyn Cantor with musical direction by Ben Moss and an introduction from Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning Fiddler lyricist Sheldon Harnick, this is a charming and magical event for any lover of musical theater.

Cover art photo by Michael Kushner

©2018 AO Media, LLC (P)2018 Audible Originals, LLC.

Bringing After Anatevka back to its theatrical roots

Giving contemporary composers and lyricists the chance to dramatize passages from the novel through song extends Fiddler on the Roof’s theatrical legacy.
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Our favorite moments from After Anatevka: Live

"Far From the Home I Love"
A letter from Tzeitel
"The Waiting World"

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  • "Far From the Home I Love"
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  • A letter from Tzeitel
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  • "Let Love In"
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  • "The Waiting World"

About the Author and Performer

Grammy-nominated actress and performer, Alexandra Silber most recently played Guinevere in a record-breaking run of Camelot at Shakespeare Theatre of DC. In 2017, she completed a run on Broadway as Tzeitel in the Tony-nominated revival of Fiddler on the Roof, co-starring alongside six-time Tony nominee Danny Burstein as Tevye. Alexandra played Hodel in the Sheffield Crucible’s 2007 production of Fiddler on the Roof, and its subsequent West End transfer. She made her American acting debut playing Julie Jordan in a revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel for Reprise Theatre Company in Los Angeles and garnered an Ovation nomination. Then, she made her New York theater debut portraying the Young Wife in the Transport Group’s revival of Michael John LaChiusa’s Hello Again (Drama League Award), and later that year played opposite Tony Award winner Tyne Daly in Terrence McNally’s Master Class at the Kennedy Center, and made her Broadway debut in the same production. Alexandra was recognized for her portrayal of Maria (opposite Cheyenne Jackson as Tony) with the San Francisco Symphony, in a concert presentation of West Side Story, conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas, which was nominated for a 2014 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. She also performed on the 57th Grammy Awards broadcast with Cheyenne Jackson.

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Fiddler fans will love this

I thoroughly enjoyed it, from the old songs to the new and wanted more. Spectacular!

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Story???

This was a heady writing that didn't engage the reader. I wasn't a fan of the new music either.
I was hoping to hear a story but was completely disappointed.

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Disappointing and pretentious

I loved Fiddler on the Roof but found this production, particularly Alexandra Silber's excessive gushing, to be very disappointing. The story line was forced and the musical numbers were disappointing. There was too much self-consciousness about everything. Just tell a story without having to explain each character.

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Anatevka

Very touching music and story following a story that has touched the hearts of so many.

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Disappointing

Big fan of Fiddler on the Roof but this was a major letdown. If you are looking for a story, there is very little. Most of the presentation is talking to the audience and not establishing an engaging progression of Fiddler. The minimal story is consistently interrupted with audience interaction.

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fun and musical

did you like fiddler on the roof and ever want to know what could have happened to some characters after the oroginal stage production?...well look no further. welcoming surprise. great musical talent.

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A revisit with favorite family

A true delight. The characters and music were wonderful a true lift of ones spirit!

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For the soul and mind

Amazing voices, great performances. Absolute delight for soul and mind. Thanks to all the artists and to Audible.

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this story touched my heart!

I too acted in the show Fiddler on the Roof. Thank you so much for writing such a wonderful addition! The music was lovely too!

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Leave Fiddler Alone, Please!

The author/narrator is very annoying and her voice is too loud and abrasive. On top of that, the continuation of the Fiddler story is sophomoric. Fiddler is one of my favorite musical plays. Please leave it alone!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful