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Fiddler on the Roof is a musical, with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and book by Joseph Stein. It is set in Imperial Russia, 1905.

The story revolves around a poor Jewish milkman, Tevye, and his five daughters, as he attempts to maintain his Jewish traditions. His three eldest daughters marry, but each daughter’s choice of husband moves further and further away from their traditions.

The original Broadway production of the show opened in 1964 and is currently the seventeenth longest running show in Broadway history.

It has also been made into a film in 1971, starring Topol. A Yiddish language musical was made in 2019.

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