It’s been almost 50 years since the musical Fiddler on the Roof made its Broadway debut. But the story of Tevye and his marriageable daughters started long before that — and its influence has continued long after. Alisa Solomon, Columbia University journalism professor, authored the new book Wonder of Wonders: A Cultural History of Fiddler On The Roof.
Solomon speaks with Soundcheck host John Schaefer about how the Broadway musical has worked its way into traditional Jewish culture -- and why half a century after its birth, "Fiddler" is still referenced so often in pop culture today.
Once you start looking for them, "Fiddler On The Roof" references abound in modern-day pop culture. Watch a couple of them below.