Fiddler on the Roof

Original Broadway Production (1964)

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Cast Highlights

Tevye, the Dairyman
Golde, his wife
Yente, the Matchmaker
Motel, the Tailor
Perchik, the Student
Lazar Wolf, the Butcher

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Musical Numbers

Act One

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  • Tradition .... Tevye and the Villagers
  • Matchmaker, Matchmaker .... Tzeitel, Hodel and Chava
  • If I Were a Rich Man .... Tevye
  • Sabbath Prayer .... Tevye, Golde and the Villagers
  • To Life .... Tevye, Lazar Wolf and Men
  • Miracle of Miracles .... Motel
  • The Tailor, Motel Kamzoil .... Tevye, Golde, Grandma Tzeitel, Fruma-Sarah and the Villagers
  • Sunrise, Sunset .... Tevye, Golde and the Villagers
  • Bottle Dance .... Yussel, Hershel, Shloime and Duvidel
  • Wedding Dance .... The Villagers

Act Two

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  • Now I Have Everything .... Perchik and Hodel
  • Do You Love Me? .... Tevye and Golde
  • I Just Heard .... Yente and the Villagers
  • Far from the Home I Love .... Hodel
  • Anatevka .... Tevye, Golde, Yente, Lazar Wolf, Mendel and Avram
  • Epilogue .... The Entire Company

Additional Musical Numbers Lists

These song lists document any changes that the production went through aside from the opening night song list.

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Trivia & History

For the performance on Wednesday evening, July 21, 1971, at which the production became the longest-running musical in Broadway (surpassing Hello, Dolly!), audience members recieved a strange nylon scarf-poster-broadsheet hybrid that listed the complete cast as well as credits for the performance.

At the end of the performance, Mayor John Lindsay walked onstage to take part in the celebration, wearing a blue suit and a red, white and blue striped tie, and said, "After my term expires in 1974, I'm going to play Tevye. If Pearl Bailey could do it for 'Hello, Dolly!' I can do it for 'Fiddler.'" (From the account in the New York Times on July 22, 1971.)

There was also a block party after the show.

At the evening performance on Saturday, June 17, 1972, following the matinee normally played on Sundays, the production surpassed Life With Father to become the longest-running show, play or musical, in Broadway history.

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