The 1964 Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof features a book by Joseph Stein, based on stories by Sholem Aleichem, music by Jerry Bock, and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. The original Broadway production, produced by Harold Prince and directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins, won nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
Directed by Norman Jewison, the motion picture earned three Academy Awards: Cinematography, Sound, and Best Music, Scoring Adaptation and Original Song Score.
The musical centers on Tevye, a poor Jewish milkman living in the village of Anatevka who is faced with the challenge of marrying off his daughters amidst growing tension in his community. The classic score includes "If I Were a Rich Man," "Matchmaker, Matchmaker," "Tradition," and "Do You Love Me?," among others.