Winter Garden Theatre, (12/28/1976 - 5/21/1977)

First Preview: Dec 27, 1976
Opening Date: Dec 28, 1976
Closing Date: May 21, 1977
Total Previews: 1
Total Performances: 167

Category: Musical, Comedy, Drama, Revival, Broadway
Setting: Anatevka, a small village in Russia. 1905, on the eve of the Russian Revolution.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)

Produced by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President), Nederlander Producing Company of America, Inc. and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; Produced in association with Theatre Now, Inc.

Originally produced by Harold S. Prince

Book by Joseph Stein; Based on stories by Sholom Aleichem; Music by Jerry Bock; Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick; Music orchestrated by Don Walker; Vocal arrangements by Milton Greene; Dance arrangements by Betty Walberg; Musical Director: Milton Rosenstock

Directed by Jerome Robbins; Choreographed by Jerome Robbins; Direction reproduced by Ruth Mitchell; Choreography reproduced by Tom Abbott

Scenic Design by Boris Aronson; Costume Design by Patricia Zipprodt; Lighting Design by Ken Billington

General Manager: Theatre Now, Inc.; Company Manager: Robb Lady

Production Stage Manager: Kenneth Porter; Stage Manager: Tobias Mostel and Val Mayer; Production Supervisor: Mitch Miller; Technical Supervisor: Peter Mavoides

By arrangement with Arnold Perl

General Press Representative: Betty Lee Hunt and Maria Cristina Pucci; Casting: T.N.I. Casting and Julie Hughes; Dance Captain: Vito Durante

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Opening Night Cast

Zero MostelTevye
the Dairyman
Thelma LeeGolde
Lynn ArcherSurcha
Sammy BayesThe Fiddler
Duane BodinGrandma Tzeitel
the Hatmaker
Tiffany BogartBielke
Tevye's daughter
Christopher CallenHodel
Tevye's daughter
Paul A. CormanMendel
the Rabbi's son
Myron CurtisBottle Dancer
Rick FriesenFyedka
A Russian
Jeanne GrantShandel
Motel's mother
Elizabeth HaleTzeitel
Tevye's daughter
David HorwitzSchmeril
Robert L. HultmanVladimir
A Russian
Matthew IngeBottle Dancer
the Bagel Man
Ruth JaroslowYente
the Matchmaker
Hope KatcherFredel
A Villager
Jeff KellerPerchik
the Student
Paul LipsonLazar Wolf
the Butcher
Joyce MartinFruma-Sarah
A Villager
David MastersNachum
the Beggar
Charles MayerRabbi
Glen McClaskeyChaim
the Fishmonger
Wallace MunroBottle Dancer
the Seltzer Man
A Russian
Alexander OrfalyConstable
Irwin PearlMotel
the Tailor
Merrill Plaskow IIAvram
The Bookseller
Patrick QuinnYakov
the Knifeseller
Tog RichardsBottle Dancer
Davia SacksShprintze
Tevye's daughter
Maureen SaduskMirala
A Villager
Leon SpelmanMordcha
the Inkeeper
Debra TimmonsBluma
A Villager
Nancy TompkinsChava
Tevye's daughter
Don TullYitzuk
the Streetsweeper
Shelley WolfBascha

Standby: Paul Lipson (Tevye)

Understudies: Lynn Archer (Yente), Paul A. Corman (Motel), Vito Durante (The Fiddler), Jeanne Grant (Golde), Matthew Inge (Mendel), Hope Katcher (Fruma-Sarah, Tzeitel), David Masters (Avram, Rabbi), Glen McClaskey (Constable), Wallace Munro (Grandma Tzeitel), Merrill Plaskow II (Mordcha), Patrick Quinn (Fyedka, Perchik), Tog Richards (Nachum), Leon Spelman (Lazar Wolf), Debra Timmons (Bielke, Chava, Shprintze) and Nancy Tompkins (Hodel)


music by Jerry Bock; lyrics by Sheldon Harnick

ACT 1 Sung By
TraditionFull Company
Matchmaker, MatchmakerChava (Tevye's daughter), Hodel (Tevye's daughter) and Tzeitel (Tevye's daughter)
If I Were a Rich ManTevye (the Dairyman)
Sabbath PrayerFamily and Villagers
To LifeLazar Wolf (the Butcher), Tevye (the Dairyman) and Village Men
Miracle of MiraclesMotel (the Tailor)
The Tailor, Motel KamzoilTevye (the Dairyman), Golde, Grandma Tzeitel, Fyedka (A Russian) and The Villagers
Sunrise, SunsetFamily and Villagers
Wedding DanceThe Villagers
ACT 2 Sung By
Now I Have EverythingHodel (Tevye's daughter) and Perchik (the Student)
Do You Love Me?Golde and Tevye (the Dairyman)
I Just HeardYente (the Matchmaker) and The Villagers
Far From the Home I LoveHodel (Tevye's daughter)
AnatevkaTevye (the Dairyman), Golde, Yente (the Matchmaker), Lazar Wolf (the Butcher), Mendel (the Rabbi's son) and Avram (The Bookseller)
EpilogueThe Entire Company

Replacement/Transfer Info

The following people are credited as replacements or additions if they were not credited on opening night.

Winter Garden Theatre

(12/28/1976 - 5/21/1977)


Patrick Quinn
the Student

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