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17/06/1972 "Fiddler on the Roof" becomes the longest-running Broadway production with 3,225 performances

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. The original Broadway production of the show, which opened in 1964, had the first musical theatre run in history to surpass 3,000 performances.


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