‘Fiddler on the Roof’ lyricist on how it became a sensation

Aired: 6/11/2016 | 0:05:37 | Clip
A half century after its premiere, the songs of “Fiddler On The Roof” are known around the world. The musical’s lyricist Sheldon Harnick, 92, is set to receive a lifetime achievement award this Sunday at the 70th annual Tony Awards on Sunday. He spoke with the NewsHour’s Zachary Green about the story behind some of Broadway’s most famous numbers.

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