Stuff in the ‘After Anatevka’ Category

3 July, 2017

How an actress came to write a sequel to FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. Listen…

22 June, 2017


Alexandra Silber is an actress, Grammy-nominated singer, and writer.
She recently starred most as Tzeitel in the Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof. She earlier played Hodel in a revival of the same show in London’s West End. It was those two roles which inspired her to write After Anatevka.
Other Broadway and West End credits include Master Class, Arlington (Outer Critics Circle nomination), Hello Again (Drama League nomination), and She Loves Me, Kiss Me, Kate, The Woman in White, and Carousel. She has appeared on all three incarnations of Law & Order and has performed in a variety of outlets ranging from the 57th Grammy Awards to Carnegie Hall. Alexandra is also a 2014 Grammy nominee for her portrayal of Maria in the first-ever full symphonic recording of West Side Story, with the San Francisco Symphony.

She lives in New York, and After Anatevka is her first book.

Her memoir White Hot Grief Parade, is set to be published by Pegasus Books in May, 2018.

22 June, 2017

AFTER ANATEVKA, Alexandra Silber

A sweeping historical novel in the grand tradition of Russian literature that imagines what happens to the characters of Fiddler on the Roof after the curtain falls.

The world knows well the tale of Tevye, the beloved Jewish dairyman from the shtetl Anatevka of Tsarist Russia. In stories originally written by Sholem Aleichem and then made world-famous in the celebrated musical Fiddler on the Roof, Tevye, his wife Golde, and their five daughters dealt with the outside influences that were encroaching upon their humble lives. But what happened to those remarkable characters after the curtain fell?

In After Anatevka, Alexandra Silber picks up where Fiddler left off. Second-eldest daughter Hodel takes center stage as she attempts to join her Socialist-leaning fiancé Perchik to the outer reaches of a Siberian work camp. But before Hodel and Perchik can finally be together, they both face extraordinary hurdles and adversaries―both personal and political―attempting to keep them apart at all costs.

A love story set against a backdrop of some of the greatest violence in European history, After Anatevaka (Pegasus, July 2017) is a stunning conclusion to a tale that has gripped audiences around the globe for decades.

1 July, 2016

AFTER ANATEVKA, Alexandra Silber

An evocative sequel to the beloved Broadway musical, Fiddler on the Roof that imagines the plight of Hodel as she searches for her fiance in a Siberian labor camp, by the actor who has played Tzeitel and Hodel respectively on the stage in New York and London. The publisher has also bought White Hot Grief Parade, a remarkable memoir about Silber’s loss of her father to cancer at age eighteen. (World Rights/Pegasus/Spring 2017 for Anatevka and 2018 for the memoir).