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When Sammy's not on stage, she's putting something on the page. Her book On the Roof: A Look Inside Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish, published by Pegasus, was presented to a sold-out audience at the Drama Book Shop and named in Theatre Mania’s “Broadway Book List: 12 Great Titles for the Theater Lover in Your Life This Holiday Season." Her one-act play, The Right Way, was featured in the Jocunda Festival’s virtual play reading series with a cast, directed by Sammy, that included several Broadway Stars and was selected for the NYC Strawberry One-Act Festival.

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Author - Playwright 

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Official book trailer:

"Our youngest member has written this altogether delightful recounting of the experience. Samantha Hahn is not only a gifted performer but a delightful documentarian; she takes you through our auditions, rehearsals, backstage life, mishaps, and relationships, and shares stories and intimate thoughts from the entire team."


- Joel Grey (Tony, Golden Globe, Grammy and Oscar-winning actor, and author of Master of Ceremonies)

"Straight from the heart! Sammy Hahn has written an inside love letter to anyone, anywhere, on stage and off, who has ever experienced the pure joy that is Fiddler On The Roof!"


- Randy Graff (Tony Award-winning actress) 

"The reader has in her or his own hands a diary of how this remarkable revival came to be, and the creatives who fashioned this unique revival... On The Roof: A Look Inside Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish by Samantha Hahn is must read – and it is an excellent antidote to the current pandemic!"

- Mark Kappel (Editor of NewsNotes Dance Blog)

"Cast member Samantha Hahn provides a highly detailed look at life backstage at the recent Yiddish-language revival of Fiddler on the Roof, directed by Joel Grey."


  – David Gordon (Theater Mania)

"A glorious and rare peek into the creative process of Fiddler On The Roof in Yiddish.  Sammy Hahn takes you with her to her audition, inside the rehearsal room, invites you to opening night and allows you to intimately share in the joys and heartbreak of being a part of a show's manifestation. Her love for the theatre and this show radiate from every page, reminding us that the process of creation as well as execution of the show, have so much to teach us...a love letter to savoring the journey, one day at a time."


- Erin Dilly (Tony-nominated actress)

"Samantha Hahn’s delightful book chronicles a show biz miracle. Ms. Hahn’s charming and
passionate account of her journey through the production’s many phases provides the book with
a linear structure and its heart. Interspersed are the musings of many of the participants from all
aspects of the production, giving an insider’s view of the incredibly hard and never-ending work
that goes into the realization of any musical. The participants in this play about a loving family
and a community become a family and a community themselves. Reading Ms. Hahn’s heartfelt
book makes one long to be a member of just such a family and community."

- Boyd Gaines (Four time Tony award-winning actor, and three time Drama Desk award-winning actor)

Reviews for On The Roof

Highlights fromThe Right Way

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