Create Song Styles

Fiddler on the Roof

Discussion started on English - F

  • Join Date: Dec 2016
  • Location: Amsterdam
  • Country: nl
  • Thanked: 79963 times
New!
Yamaha
Fiddler on the Roof
03-05-2017_18-39-28_rDaw_6LvvTVAMcgk8Oi_WLfwipeKGuPdhp_57g9.jpg


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.

He must cope both with the strong-willed actions of his three older daughters, who wish to marry for love – each one's choice of a husband moves further away from the customs of his faith – and with the edict of the Tsar that evicts the Jews from their village.
The original Broadway production of the show, which opened in 1964, had the first musical theatre run in history to surpass 3,000 performances.

Fiddler held the record for the longest-running Broadway musical for almost 10 years until Grease surpassed its run. It remains Broadway's sixteenth longest-running show in history. The production was extraordinarily profitable and highly acclaimed. It won nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, score, book, direction and choreography. It spawned five Broadway revivals and a highly successful 1971 film adaptation, and the show has enjoyed enduring international popularity. It is also a very popular choice for school and community productions.
#1 - May 03, 2017, 12:40:10 PM
« Last Edit: May 05, 2017, 05:12:32 PM by admin »
 
Yamaha Genos, Yamaha FMC 10 footcontroller
KRK  6 Studio Monitors


  • Join Date: Dec 2016
  • Location: Amsterdam
  • Country: nl
  • Thanked: 79963 times
New!
Yamaha
If I were a richman




If I Were a Rich Man" is a popular song from the 1964 musical Fiddler on the Roof. It was written by Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock. The song is performed by Tevye, the main character in the musical, and reflects his dreams of glory.

The title is inspired by a 1902 monologue by Sholem Aleichem in Yiddish, Ven ikh bin a Rothschild (If I were a Rothschild), a reference to the wealth of the Rothschild family, although the content is quite different. The lyric is based in part on passages from Sholem Aleichem’s 1899 short story "The Bubble Bursts." Both stories appeared in English in the 1949 collection of stories Tevye's Daughters.
#2 - May 03, 2017, 12:42:51 PM
Attachments:
« Last Edit: May 05, 2017, 05:13:53 PM by admin »
 
Yamaha Genos, Yamaha FMC 10 footcontroller
KRK  6 Studio Monitors


Print

Members:

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.


There was an error while thanking
Thanking...