FIDDLER ON THE ROOF - A musical theatre tradition, Tevye the Dairyman, tries to protect his daughters and his way of life from a changing world.
Winner of nine Tony Awards when it debuted in 1964, Fiddler on the Roof is the brainchild of Broadway legends, Jerome Robbins and 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 village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor milkman, and his five duaghters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with traditional values 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.
With iconic and beloved songs such as "Sunrise, Sunset," "If I Were a Rich Man" and "Matchmaker, Matchmaker," Fiddler on the Roof is the perfect mix of audience-pleasing humor and heart.
Fiddler on the Roof is based on Sholem Aleichem stories by special permission of Arnold Perl
Book by JOSEPH STEIN
Music By JERRY BOCK
Lyrics by SHELDON HARNICK
Produced on the New York Stage by Harold Prince
Original New York Stage production Directed and Choreographed by JEROME ROBBINS