Fiddler on the Roof is a musical with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein, set in the Pale of Settlement of Imperial Russia in 1905. It is based on Tevye and his Daughters (or Tevye the Dairyman) and other tales by Sholem Aleichem. The story centers on Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his Jewish religious and cultural traditions as outside influences encroach upon the family's lives.
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Fiddler on the Roof was the most successful musical up to its time, running for over 3,000 performances. It was also the origin of several famous and now-standard songs, such as "Sunrise, Sunset" and "Matchmaker, Matchmaker," in addition to those mentioned above. The music is beautiful, and haunting at moments. The original Broadway cast not only boasted a strong performance from Mostel, but also had Beatrice Arthur as Yente, the matchmaker.
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The plot is based on short stories written around the turn of the 20th Century by Sholom Aleichem, who was often called the "Russian Mark Twain"
Fiddler on the Roof Ensemble, Sue Babel, Zero Mostel, Gluck Sandor, Carol Sawyer & Maria Karnilova. Julia Migenes, Zero Mostel, Bert Convy & Maria Karnilova. Fiddler On The Roof Orchestra, Paul Lipson, Zero Mostel, Beatrice Arthur, Michael Granger, Leonard Frey & Maria Karnilova. 14 Songs, 49 Minutes. Released: Feb 24, 1986. 1985 RCA/Ariola International.
Fiddler on the Roof is a 1971 American musical comedy-drama film produced and directed by Norman Jewison. It is an adaptation of the 1964 Broadway musical of the same name, with music composed by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and screenplay by Joseph Stein and based on stories by Sholem Aleichem.