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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 Mostel
Tevye
the Dairyman
Beatrice Arthur
Yente
the Matchmaker
Bert Convy
Perchik
the Student
Tanya Everett
Broadway debut
Chava
Tevye's daughter
Michael Granger
Lazar Wolf
the Butcher
Maria Karnilova
Golde
Joanna Merlin
Tzeitel
Tevye's daughter
Julia Migenes
Hodel
Tevye's daughter
Austin Pendleton
Motel
the Tailor
Joe Ponazecki
Fyedka
A Russian
Joseph Sullivan
Constable
Tom Abbott
Vladimir
A Russian
John C. Attle
Shloime
the Bagel Man
Sue Babel
Grandma Tzeitel
Sammy Bayes
Yitzuk
the Streetsweeper
Robert Berdeen
Sasha
A Russian
Lorenzo Bianco
Chaim
the Fishmonger
Duane Bodin
Duvidel
the Seltzer Man
Grandma Tzeitel
Gino Conforti
The Fiddler
Robert Currie
Villager
Maurice Edwards
Nachum
the Beggar
Sarah Felcher
Surcha
Leonard Frey
Mendel
the Rabbi's son
Tony Gardell
Label
Louis Genevrino
Hershel
Ross Gifford
Yankel
the Grocer
Dan Jasin
Schmeril
Sandra Kazan
Villager
Thom Koutsoukos
Yakov
the Knifeseller
Sharon Lerit
Villager
Paul Lipson
Avram
The Bookseller
Sylvia Mann
Mirala
A Villager
Peff Modelski
Sima
Irene Paris
Rivka
A Villager
Marilyn Rogers
Shprintze
Tevye's daughter
Linda Ross
Bielke
Tevye's daughter
Charles Rule
Moishe
the Cobbler
Gluck Sandor
Rabbi
Carol Sawyer
Fruma-Sarah
Zvee Scooler
Mordcha
the Inkeeper
Roberta Senn
Anya
A Villager
Mitch Thomas
Yussel
the Hatmaker
Helen Verbit
Shandel
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 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
Tradition Tevye (the Dairyman) and the Villagers
Matchmaker, Matchmaker Chava (Tevye's daughter), Hodel (Tevye's daughter) and Tzeitel (Tevye's daughter)
If I Were a Rich Man Tevye (the Dairyman)
Sabbath Prayer Tevye (the Dairyman), Golde and the Villagers
To Life Lazar Wolf (the Butcher), Tevye (the Dairyman) and Men
Tradition (Reprise) Tevye (the Dairyman)
Miracle of Miracles Motel (the Tailor)
The Tailor, Motel Kamzoil Tevye (the Dairyman), Golde, Grandma Tzeitel, Fruma-Sarah and The Villagers
Sunrise, Sunset Tevye (the Dairyman), Golde and Villagers
Wedding Dance The Villagers
ACT 2 Sung By
Now I Have Everything Hodel (Tevye's daughter) and Perchik (the Student)
Tradition (Reprise) Tevye (the Dairyman)
Do You Love Me? Golde and Tevye (the Dairyman)
I Just Heard Yente (the Matchmaker) and The Villagers
Far From the Home I Love Hodel (Tevye's daughter)
Chavaleh Tevye (the Dairyman)
Anatevka Tevye (the Dairyman), Golde, Yente (the Matchmaker), Lazar Wolf (the Butcher), Mendel (the Rabbi's son) and Avram (The Bookseller)
Epilogue The Entire Company