Fiddler premiered September 22, 1964 and played for a then record setting 3,242 performances garnering several Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. It remains the 13th longest running musical in Broadway history. Zero Mostel's debut of the character of Tevye won the Tony for Best Actor in a Musical. This historic show has spawned many revivals since it's debut, 1976, 1981, 1990 and 2004. The 1990 revival starred Topol as Tevye, best known as the star of the 1971 film, and won the Tony for Best Revival.
The 2004 revival starred Alfred Molina and Harvey Fierstein as Tevye and Andrea Martin and Rosie O'Donnell in the role of Tevye's wife, Golda. The production was nominated for six Tony Awards.