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Joseph Stein

Producer, Writer, Source Material
( b. May 30, 1912 New York, New York, USA - d. Oct 24, 2010 New York, New York, USA ) Male
Relations: Husband of Elisa Loti (1975 - 2010) his death

Biography: Joseph Stein was born in the Bronx on May 30, 1912 to Charles Stein and Emma Rosenblum. He earned a master’s degree in social work from Columbia University in 1937 and had a career in the field until he met performer Zero Mostel through a mutual friend. His first marriage to Sadie Singer ended with her death in 1974. He married his second wife, actress Elisa Loti, in 1975. He is survived by his wife; three sons from his first marriage, Daniel, Harry and Joshua Stein; a stepson, John Bader; a stepdaughter, Jenny Lyn Bader; and six grandchildren.
Film/TV Credits: He wrote for many film and television shows including: “Bühne frei für Kolowitz,” “Sorbas,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Enter Laughing,” “A Date with Debbie,” “American Cowboy,” ”Your Show of Shows,” and “Plain and Fancy.”
Other Awards: Inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame in January 2008. Honored by The Dramatists Guild of America with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008. Honored by the York Theatre with the Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre in 2007.
Trivia:
The marquees of the Broadway theatres were dimmed in his honor on October 28, 2010.



ProductionsDate of Productions
Fiddler on the Roof
[Musical, Comedy,Drama, Revival]
  • Book by Joseph Stein
Dec 20, 2015 - Dec 31, 2016
Fiddler on the Roof
[Musical, Comedy, Drama, Revival]
  • Book by Joseph Stein
Feb 26, 2004 - Jan 08, 2006
Fiddler on the Roof
[Musical, Comedy, Drama, Revival]
  • Book by Joseph Stein
Nov 18, 1990 - Jun 16, 1991
Jerome Robbins' Broadway
[Musical, Revue, Dance, Original]
  • Additional text by Joseph Stein
Feb 26, 1989 - Sep 01, 1990
Rags
[Musical, Original]
  • Book by Joseph Stein
Aug 21, 1986 - Aug 23, 1986
Take Me Along
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Book by Joseph Stein
Apr 14, 1985 - Apr 14, 1985
Zorba
[Musical, Revival]
  • Book by Joseph Stein
Oct 16, 1983 - Sep 02, 1984
Fiddler on the Roof
[Musical, Comedy, Drama, Revival]
  • Book by Joseph Stein
Jul 09, 1981 - Aug 23, 1981
Carmelina
[Musical, Original]
  • Book by Joseph Stein
Apr 08, 1979 - Apr 21, 1979
King of Hearts
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Book by Joseph Stein
Oct 22, 1978 - Dec 03, 1978
Fiddler on the Roof
[Musical, Comedy, Drama, Revival]
  • Book by Joseph Stein
Dec 28, 1976 - May 21, 1977
So Long, 174th Street
[Musical, Original]
  • Book by Joseph Stein
  • Based on "Enter Laughing" by Joseph Stein
Apr 27, 1976 - May 09, 1976
Irene
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Book by Joseph Stein
Mar 13, 1973 - Sep 08, 1974
Zorba
[Musical, Original]
  • Book by Joseph Stein
Nov 16, 1968 - Aug 09, 1969
We Bombed in New Haven
[Play, Satire, Original]
  • Produced by Joseph Stein
Oct 16, 1968 - Dec 29, 1968
Fiddler on the Roof
[Musical, Comedy, Drama, Original]
  • Book by Joseph Stein
Sep 22, 1964 - Jul 02, 1972
Enter Laughing
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Written by Joseph Stein
Mar 13, 1963 - Mar 14, 1964
Take Me Along
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Book by Joseph Stein
Oct 22, 1959 - Dec 17, 1960
Juno
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Book by Joseph Stein
Mar 09, 1959 - Mar 21, 1959
The Body Beautiful
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Book by Joseph Stein
Jan 23, 1958 - Mar 15, 1958
Mr. Wonderful
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Book by Joseph Stein
Mar 22, 1956 - Feb 23, 1957
Plain and Fancy
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Book by Joseph Stein
Jan 27, 1955 - Mar 03, 1956
Alive and Kicking
[Musical, Revue, Original]
  • Sketches by Joseph Stein
Jan 17, 1950 - Feb 25, 1950
Mrs. Gibbons' Boys
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Written by Joseph Stein
May 04, 1949 - May 07, 1949
Lend an Ear
[Musical, Revue, Original]
  • Additional sketches by Joseph Stein
Dec 16, 1948 - Jan 21, 1950
Touring ProductionsDates of Touring Productions
Fiddler on the Roof
[Musical, Comedy,Drama, Revival]
  • Book by Joseph Stein
Feb 07, 2009 - Jun 27, 2010
Fiddler on the Roof
[Musical, Comedy,Drama, Revival]
  • Book by Joseph Stein
Oct 24, 2000 - May 26, 2002
1987 Tony Award® Best Book of a Musical
Rags [nominee]
Book by Joseph Stein
1969 Tony Award® Best Musical
Zorba [nominee]
Book by Joseph Stein
1965 Tony Award® Best Author (Musical)
winner Fiddler on the Roof [winner]
Book by Joseph Stein
1965 Tony Award® Best Musical
winner Fiddler on the Roof [winner]
Book by Joseph Stein
1960 Tony Award® Best Musical
Take Me Along [nominee]
Book by Joseph Stein
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