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My Love/Hate Relationship With Fiddler On The Roof

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One of the most successful musicals of all time is Fiddler On The Roof (Book by Joseph Stein, music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick). Loosely based on the writings of Yiddish humorist Shalom Aleichem, the play won nine Tonys in its initial run in 1965 and was the first theater musical to surpass 3,000 performances. In fact, for ten years it was the longest running musical in Broadway history. By every metric, the musical was an unqualified success.

Additionally, the show would go on to teach many people who knew little to nothing about Judaism a smidgeon of what it means to be a Jew. It........

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