Two Acts, Book Musical, Rated G
1st National Tour Version
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is a musical theatre tradition! Winner of 10 Tony
Awards when it debuted in 1965, the show is the brainchild of Broadway
legends Jerome Robbins, Harold Prince, songwriters Jerry Bock and
Sheldon Harnick, and bookwriter Joseph Stein. Touching audiences
worldwide with its humor, warmth and honesty, this universal show is a
staple of the musical theatre canon.
Set in the little village
of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor dairyman, and his five
daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community,
Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with tradition in
the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of
Czarist Russia. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, FIDDLER ON THE
ROOF’s universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class,
nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter,
joy and sadness.
The show features a star turn in Tevye, among
the most memorable roles in musical theatre. MTI’s comprehensive
choreographic guide allows productions to retain original
director/choreographer Jerome Robbins’ classic staging. With beloved
songs such as “Sunrise, Sunset,” “If I Were A Rich Man,” and
“Matchmaker, Matchmaker” FIDDLER ON THE ROOF has the perfect mix of audience
pleasing humor and heart.
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The Robber Bridegroom actually opened on Broadway twice within one year. The first time, in October, 1975, starring Kevin Kline. A second production opened in October 1976 starring Barry Bostwick. Each was nominated for Tony's® in two separate years!