Superb, fantastic and wonderful are just a few words to define this excellent musical, and this play is Fiddler on the Roof. It has remained among the top choices of theater fans across the globe and its popularity is ever increasing. Since its debut this play has been nominated for various Tony and Drama Desk awards out of which it has won an astounding eleven Tony Awards. Fiddler on the Roof is a play that no theatergoer can simply afford to miss so be at the theater by getting Fiddler on the Roof Tickets from us for a memorable experience!
Fiddler on the Roof is primarily based on a Yiddish story written in 1894 by Sholem Aleichem called Tevye and his Daughters . The book for this play has been written by Joseph Stein with lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and music by seasoned composer Jerry Bock. The story is set in the early 1900’s Russia when it was ruled by Tsar’s. It’s a heart touching story of a Jewish man called Tevye and his five daughters. Tevye being a father is worried about the future of his daughters as he wants his family to practice and adhere to Jewish traditions but outside worldly influence is having a bad effect on the family. When the Jew community faces issues in Russia after the revolution Tevye eventually leaves the country with his wife Golde and two younger daughters to America.
This Two-Act play opened its door for theatergoers on Broadway in 1964 at the renowned Imperial Theater. It was moved to Majestic Theater in 1967 then later to Broadway Theater in 1970 it became one of the most praised and lucrative productions at that time. The total run for this play was an amazing 3242 performances making it the first ever play in Broadway history to surpass the 3000 mark,. This unique record was broken after a decade by Grease but still Fiddler on the Roof ranks at #14 on Broadway list of longest-running musical in history. It has remained one of the best choices for community, schools and college productions and enjoyed world wide popularity.
Fiddler on the Roof has been staged at many venues across the US and also in UK, Australia and Israel. The Broadway revival took place in 1976 at the Winter Garden Theater later on a second revival opened in 1981 at Lincoln Center New York Theater followed by a third one in 1990 at George Gershwin Theater. The London revival opened in 1983 at Apollo Victoria Theater followed by a second revival at Savoy Theater in 2007. The musical’s immense popularity can be judged by the fact that in 1971 a film version was made and released and it won three Academy Awards including best music won by famous conductor and composer John Williams.
The various award nominations and wins by this musical include categories like Best Director, Best Musical, Best Orchestration, Best Musical Revival, Best Choreography, Best Composer and Lyricist, Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical and Best Book of a Musical. In 1972 Fiddler on the Roof was given a special Tony Award for Longest Running Musical in Broad History. The title of the musical is primarily inspired from a renowned painting of Marc Chagall called "The Fiddler".
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