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Fiddler on the Roof   

 
Imperial Theatre, (9/22/1964 - 2/25/1967)
Majestic Theatre, (2/27/1967 - 12/14/1970)
Broadway Theatre, (12/16/1970 - 7/02/1972)
First Preview: Sep 17, 1964 Total Previews: 7
Opening Date: Sep 22, 1964    
Closing Date: Jul 02, 1972 Total Performances: 3242

Category: Musical, Comedy, Drama, Original, Broadway
Setting: Anatevka, a small village in Russia. 1905, on the eve of the Russian Revolution.



Production Staff
Produced by Harold Prince
Book by Joseph Stein; Based on stories by Sholom Aleichem; Music by Jerry Bock; Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick; Music orchestrated by Don Walker; Vocal arrangements by Milton Greene; Musical Director: Milton Greene; Dance arrangements by Betty Walberg
Directed by Jerome Robbins; Choreographed by Jerome Robbins
Assistant to Miss Zipprodt: Connie Ross and Albert Wolsky; Prod. Assistant to Miss Rosenthal: Anne Sullivan; Scenic Design by Boris Aronson; Costume Design by Patricia Zipprodt; Lighting Design by Jean Rosenthal; Hair Design by D. Rusty Bonaccorso; Assistant to Mr. Aronson: Lisa Jalowetz
Company Manager: Clarence Jacobson and Warren O'Hara; General Manager: Carl Fisher
Production Stage Manager: Ruth Mitchell; Stage Manager: James Bronson, Jay B. Jacobson and Paul Waigner; Assistant Stage Mgr: Robert D. Currie
Copyist Supervisor: Mathilde Pincus; Sholom Aleichem's stories used by special permission of Arnold Perl
Dance Captain: Sammy Bayes; Dance Research Consultant: Dvora Lapson; Casting: Jack Leigh and Shirley Rich; Assistant to Mr. Prince: Annette Brafman Meyers; Asst. to the Choreographer: Tom Abbott; Assistant to the Director: Richard Altman; Press Representative: Sol Jacobson and Lewis Harmon; Advertising: Ingram Ash
Cast
Zero MostelTevye
the Dairyman
Beatrice ArthurYente
the Matchmaker
Bert ConvyPerchik
the Student
Tanya Everett
Broadway debut
Chava
Tevye's daughter
Michael GrangerLazar Wolf
the Butcher
Maria KarnilovaGolde
Joanna MerlinTzeitel
Tevye's daughter
Julia MigenesHodel
Tevye's daughter
Austin PendletonMotel
the Tailor
Joe PonazeckiFyedka
A Russian
Joseph SullivanConstable
Tom AbbottVladimir
A Russian
John C. AttleShloime
the Bagel Man
Sue BabelGrandma Tzeitel
Sammy BayesYitzuk
the Streetsweeper
Robert BerdeenSasha
A Russian
Lorenzo BiancoChaim
the Fishmonger
Duane BodinDuvidel
the Seltzer Man
Grandma Tzeitel
Gino ConfortiThe Fiddler
Robert CurrieVillager
Maurice EdwardsNachum
the Beggar
Sarah FelcherSurcha
Leonard FreyMendel
the Rabbi's son
Tony GardellLabel
Louis GenevrinoHershel
Ross GiffordYankel
the Grocer
Dan JasinSchmeril
Sandra KazanVillager
Thom KoutsoukosYakov
the Knifeseller
Sharon LeritVillager
Paul LipsonAvram
The Bookseller
Sylvia MannMirala
A Villager
Peff ModelskiSima
Irene ParisRivka
A Villager
Marilyn RogersShprintze
Tevye's daughter
Linda RossBielke
Tevye's daughter
Charles RuleMoishe
the Cobbler
Gluck SandorRabbi
Carol SawyerFruma-Sarah
Zvee ScoolerMordcha
the Inkeeper
Roberta SennAnya
A Villager
Mitch ThomasYussel
the Hatmaker
Helen VerbitShandel
Motel's mother
Understudies: John C. Attle (Nachum), Sue Babel (Bielke, Shprintze), Sammy Bayes (The Fiddler), Robert Berdeen (Fyedka), Maurice Edwards (Avram, Rabbi), Leonard Frey (Motel, Perchik), Ross Gifford (Constable), Dan Jasin (Mendel), Danny Kasin (Mendel), Sandra Kazan (Hodel), Thom Koutsoukos (Mordcha), Sharon Lerit (Chava), Paul Lipson (Lazar Wolf, Tevye), Sylvia Mann (Grandma Tzeitel) and Irene Paris (Fruma-Sarah, Tzeitel)
Tony Award®
winner 1972 Special Award [recipient] 
  on becoming the longest-running musical in Broadway history
winner 1965 Best Musical [winner] 
 Book by Joseph Stein ;  Music by Jerry Bock ;  Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick ;  Produced by Harold Prince
winner 1965 Best Composer and Lyricist [winner] 
 Music by Jerry Bock ;  Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
winner 1965 Best Actor in a Musical [winner] 
  Zero Mostel
winner 1965 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [winner] 
  Maria Karnilova
 1965 Best Scenic Design [nominee] 
  Boris Aronson
winner 1965 Best Costume Design [winner] 
  Patricia Zipprodt
winner 1965 Best Choreography [winner] 
  Jerome Robbins
winner 1965 Best Direction of a Musical [winner] 
  Jerome Robbins
winner 1965 Best Producer of a Musical [winner] 
  Harold Prince
winner 1965 Best Author (Musical) [winner] 
 Book by Joseph Stein
music by Jerry Bock; lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
ACT 1 Sung By
TraditionTevye (the Dairyman) and the Villagers
Matchmaker, MatchmakerChava (Tevye's daughter), Hodel (Tevye's daughter) and Tzeitel (Tevye's daughter)
If I Were a Rich ManTevye (the Dairyman)
Sabbath PrayerTevye (the Dairyman), Golde and the Villagers
To LifeLazar Wolf (the Butcher), Tevye (the Dairyman) and Men
Tradition (Reprise) Tevye (the Dairyman)
Miracle of MiraclesMotel (the Tailor)
The Tailor, Motel KamzoilTevye (the Dairyman), Golde, Grandma Tzeitel, Fruma-Sarah and The Villagers
Sunrise, SunsetTevye (the Dairyman), Golde and Villagers
Wedding DanceThe Villagers
ACT 2 Sung By
Now I Have EverythingHodel (Tevye's daughter) and Perchik (the Student)
Tradition (Reprise) Tevye (the Dairyman)
Do You Love Me?Golde and Tevye (the Dairyman)
I Just HeardYente (the Matchmaker) and The Villagers
Far From the Home I LoveHodel (Tevye's daughter)
ChavalehTevye (the Dairyman)
AnatevkaTevye (the Dairyman), Golde, Yente (the Matchmaker), Lazar Wolf (the Butcher), Mendel (the Rabbi's son) and Avram (The Bookseller)
EpilogueThe Entire Company