The October 31 broadcast of the ABC’s The Goldbergs will spotlight the classic Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof. Watch a sneak peek of the episode, which features stage and screen star Ana Gasteyer, in the video above. The comedy's annual Broadway tribute episode will air at 8 PM ET.
“Growing up, I was always dragging my Dad to see my favorite musicals even though he was far from a fan of the art form,” said Executive Producer Adam F. Goldberg. “The one exception was Fiddler on the Roof. My father loved the movie and always played the music in our house. Even though I preferred the musicals of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Stephen Sondheim, my father and I did form a bond over the Fiddler play and I learned to appreciate it thanks to him.”
Over its six-year run, The Goldbergs has featured several of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musicals, including Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar, Starlight Express, Phantom of the Opera, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
The Goldbergs is an autobiographical sitcom based on executive producer Goldberg’s experiences growing up in the Philadelphia suburbs in the 1980s.
Fiddler is currently being staged in Yiddish Off-Broadway in an acclaimed, extended production from National Theatre Folksbienne.
Yehezkel Lazarov and the Cast of the Fiddler on the Roof Give a Sneak Preview Before Heading on Tour
Gasteyer has been a special guest performer on Playbill's Broadway on the High Seas cruises. Cabins are now on sale for Playbill’s Broadway on the Rhône River 2 cruise April 7–14, 2019, featuring Melissa Errico, Norm Lewis, Rebecca Luker, Marc Kudisch, and Seth Rudetsky, and Broadway in Bordeaux With Michael Feinstein September 1–9, 2019, with other celebrity guests to be announced! Call Playbill Travel for tickets at 866-455-6789 or visit PlaybillTravel.com.