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Monday, September 22, 2014

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Celebrate a 50 Years Strong Tradition with Fiddler on the Roof & Fiddler on the Roof JR!

Celebrate a Legacy 50 Years Strong wth...

                               FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and
                               FIDDLER ON THE ROOF JR

“One of the most glowing creations in the history of the musical theater. Filled with laughter and tenderness. It catches the essence of a moment in history with sentiment and radiance.” – The New York Times

With thousands of productions seen by millions of people worldwide FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is a true musical theatre tradition.

Winner of nine Tony Awards for the original Broadway production, the beloved classic FIDDLER ON THE ROOF began life when Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick and Joseph Stein decided to adapt Sholom Aleichem’s Tevye the Dairyman to the musical stage. FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, with direction and choreography by the famed Jerome Robbins, originally opened on September 22, 1964 at the Imperial Theatre and ran for seven years and nine months – setting a record of 3,242 performances. In 1972 FIDDLER ON THE ROOF was honored with a special TONY Award for being the Longest Running Musical at the time. A 1991 revival earned the show another TONY for Best Revival of a Musical, further cementing the piece as a timeless classic.

In 2003, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF was adapted into a 60 minute Broadway Junior version, introducing a whole new generation of young artists and audience members to the iconic story.

At Music Theatre International, we wanted to take this moment to reflect on FIDDLER’s enduring legacy and share our treasure trove of extras including in-depth articles, photos, videos, and a brand new book about the show and movie. We also encourage you to visit the FIDDLER ON THE ROOF show page to read a synopsis, listen to song clips and immerse yourself in the history of the musical.

Featured Articles


Edina High School – International Thespian Festival

‘Fiddler on the Roof’s’ Universal Themes Still Resonate After 50 Years (By author Barbara Isenberg in the LA Times)
Filichia Features: “To Life!” To Fiddler on the Roof (a look at a stellar production from the 2014 Thespian Festival)
The New York Times Examines the Enduring Legacy of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
Carrying On Fiddler’s Traditions (A Look at Barrington Stages 2012 production)
Filichia Features: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is Still Flying High (A look at a 2012 production at New Jersey’ State Theater)

Photos


Rochester Summer Music Theater

Get inspired by the many user-submitted photos of past FIDDLER ON THE ROOF productions on MTI ShowSpace here.

We also have a great collection of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF JR. photos to view here.

Videos

Our Video Playlist has some fantastic features including Norman Jewison and Sheldon Harnick discussing the show’s music.

Tradition: The Highly Improbable, Ultimately Triumphant Broadway to Hollywood Story of Fiddler on the Roof, The World’s Most Beloved Musical

Barbara Isenberg, an award winning theatre journalist, interviewed the men and women who created the original production, the film and significant revivals to produce a lively, popular chronicle of the making of Fiddler on the Roof. Published for the 50th anniversary of Fiddler’s opening night on Broadway, Tradition! is the book for everyone who loves Fiddler and can sing along with the original cast album. Order your copy today!


Bring FIDDLER or FIDDLER JR To Your Stage For This Special Anniversary

2014/2015 is the perfect time to perform FIDDLER ON THE ROOF or FIDDLER ON THE ROOF JR on your stage. There’s nothing like a milestone anniversary to generate even more excitement around a show – and with one of the most iconic musicals of all time, producing FIDDLER ON THE ROOF or FIDDLER ON THE ROOF JR in its anniversary season is your ticket to box office success!

Conditions:
Re: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF - Restrictions Apply: This work is currently restricted for Community Theatre licensing in Australia & New Zealand. Please refer back to this website for updated information. Schools are still able to apply for performance rights.

Re: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF JR - Available for applications by all organisations. 

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