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Fiddler On The Roof
The story occurs in or around 1905 in the Pale of Settlement in Imperial Russia. The stories of Tevye and His Daughters (also known as Tevye the Dairyman) by Sholem Aleichem serve as the basis for this musical.
The story's main character is Tevye, a milkman in the village of Anatevka. He tries to keep his family's religious and cultural traditions as a Jew while outside influences change their lives. His three elder daughters want to marry for love. The Jews are forced to leave their village because the tsar says so. Jerry Bock composed the music for Fiddler on the Roof, while Sheldon Harnick wrote the lyrics, and Joseph Stein wrote the book.
This film is an Oscar-winning version of the Broadway musical about the lives of Jews in a Russian village before the Revolution. A poor milkman wants to find suitable husbands for his five daughters, so he talks to a traditional matchmaker and speaks to God.
After trying out at Detroit's Fisher Theatre in July and August 1964 and then in Washington, D.C., from August to September 1964, the original Broadway production opened at the Imperial Theatre on September 22, 1964. It moved to the Majestic Theatre in 1967 and then to the Broadway Theatre in 1970, where it ran for a record-breaking 3,242 shows. Jerome Robbins was in charge of the show's direction and choreography. It was his last original Broadway production.
Tevye, the milkman, was played by Zero Mostel, and Golde, his wife, was played by Maria Karnilova. For their performances, each of them was awarded a Tony. As the show continued, Mostel made up more and more lines on the spot, which "drove the authors up the wall."
During the original run, Tzeitel was played by Joanna Merlin at first and then by Bette Midler. Carol Sawyer played Fruma Sarah, Adrienne Barbeau played Hodel, and Pia Zadora acted as Bielke, the youngest daughter. Peg Murray and Dolores Wilson both played Golde for a long time. Herschel Bernardi, Theodore Bikel, Harry Goz (in the original Broadway run), and Leonard Nimoy have all played Tevye on stage. Paul Lipson, Mostel's backup in the original production, went on to play Tevye more than any other actor (until Chaim Topol), with more than 2,000 performances in the role during the initial run and several revivals. Nine months into the run, Florence Stanley took over the role of Yente. It was nominated for ten Tony Awards and won nine.