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Joseph Stein

 
Date of Birth: May 30, 1912
Date of Death: October 24, 2010 (98)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

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Productions

 
[Broadway, 2015]
Book
 
[West End, 1976]
Book Revisions
 
[Broadway, 1973]
Book Revisions
 
[Broadway, 1968]
Producer

Writing

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Sketches
Bookwriter
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Bookwriter
Source Material
Bookwriter
Bookwriter


Joseph Stein Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1987 - Best Book of a Musical
Joseph Stein, Rags
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1965 - Best Musical Gold Star
Joseph Stein, Fiddler on the Roof
 
Tony Awards - 1965 - Best Musical Gold Star
Joseph Stein, Fiddler on the Roof

Joseph Stein News

Review: Central Arkansas is Toasting To Life with FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Robinson Cen Photo Review: Central Arkansas is Toasting To Life with FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Robinson Center
by Theresa Bertram - Nov 29, 2022

What did our critic think of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Robinson Center? Thanks to 'Rona it took a Miracle of Miracles for FIDDLER ON THE ROOF to make it to Robinson Center, 426 W. Markam St., in Little Rock, Friday through Sunday, Nov. 25-27, but it was definitely worth the wait. Celebrity Attractions brought a powerhouse production that handled this classic delicately, yet fiery at the same time. With original direction by Bartlett Sher and recreated by Sari Ketter, time passed without notice from beginning to end of the musical- It was pure magic.

Photos: Inside Opening Night of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF in Yiddish Photo Photos: Inside Opening Night of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF in Yiddish
by Stephi Wild - Nov 22, 2022

 The acclaimed National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene production of Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish opened its limited engagement last night at New World Stages. The production, a New York Times Critic’s Pick, plays through January 1, 2023. Check out opening night photos here!

Larry Owens' SONDHEIMIA, Bernadette Peters & More Announced for Pasadena Playhouse's  Photo Larry Owens' SONDHEIMIA, Bernadette Peters & More Announced for Pasadena Playhouse's Sondheim Celebration
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 15, 2022

Pasadena Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Danny Feldman announced the latest news for the theater’s upcoming six-month-long celebration of the works and impact of Stephen Sondheim January 26 through June 11, 2023. 

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Comes to Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, February 14-19 Photo FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Comes to Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, February 14-19
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 14, 2022

Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at FSW has announced that the individual tickets for the tour of the Tony Award-nominated Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof will go on sale Friday, November 18 at 10AM.

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Comes to Zorlu PSM This Weekend Photo FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Comes to Zorlu PSM This Weekend
by Stephi Wild - Nov 11, 2022

Fiddler on the Roof, one of the world's most popular musicals, will be at Zorlu PSM for the last time on the evening of November 12, in collaboration with Talimhane Theater!

Lisa Fishman & Michael Nigro Complete the Cast of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF in Yiddish Photo Lisa Fishman & Michael Nigro Complete the Cast of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF in Yiddish
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 9, 2022

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene has announced final casting for their seven-week return engagement of Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish, the revelatory and award-winning production of one of the world’s most beloved musicals. 

Shoshana Bean, Lilli Cooper, Jared Grimes & Christine Pedi Join Lineup for 30th Oscar Photo Shoshana Bean, Lilli Cooper, Jared Grimes & Christine Pedi Join Lineup for 30th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 7, 2022

Shoshana Bean, Lilli Cooper, Jared Grimes and Christine Pedi have joined the roster of performers for a concert celebration at the 30th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala, which will honor musical theater legend Leslie Uggams with the 2022 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Outstanding Achievement in Musical Theater, which will be presented by Dionne Warwick. 

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Opens The 22-23 Broadway Series At The Orpheum! Photo FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Opens The 22-23 Broadway Series At The Orpheum!
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 2, 2022

The American Theatre Guild presents the innovative new production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF.

Broadway Inspirational Voices, Dionne Warwick & More to Join 2022 Oscar Hammerstein A Photo Broadway Inspirational Voices, Dionne Warwick & More to Join 2022 Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 26, 2022

The York Theatre Company has announced the roster of performers for a concert celebration at the 30th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala, which will take place on Monday evening, November 14, 2022 at The Edison Rooftop.

Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at The Fisher Theatre Photo Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at The Fisher Theatre
by Emily Schenk - Oct 14, 2022

Fiddler on the Roof returns to The Fisher Theatre nearly 60 years after opening the production for previews in Detroit in 1964. This Broadway classic from Tony-Winner Joseph Stein is a revival of the 1964 musical. This show explores tradition, star-crossed lovers, and opposing religious communities in Russia in the 1900s. The show runs through 10-16.

Joseph Stein Videos

VIDEO: 2004 FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Cast Reunites for a Rosh Hashanah 'Sabbath Prayer' Videoplay
VIDEO: 2004 FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Cast Reunites for a Rosh Hashanah 'Sabbath Prayer'

by Stage Tube - Sep 18, 2020

Tonight at sundown marks the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, the New Year in the Jewish faith. In celebration and in recognition of the High Holidays beginning this Shabbat, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has sahred this stirring version of Sabbath Prayer, created virtually by cast members from the 2004 Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof.

Broadway Rewind: ZORBA Returns to the Stage with Encores! Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: ZORBA Returns to the Stage with Encores!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 17, 2020

Today we rewind to 2015 for the Encores! revival of Zorba!, which opened on May 6 and ran for seven performances.

VIDEO: Extended Clip From FIDDLER: A MIRACLE OF MIRACLES Documentary Videoplay
VIDEO: Extended Clip From FIDDLER: A MIRACLE OF MIRACLES Documentary

by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 22, 2019

The new documentary about the landmark Broadway musical FIDDLER ON THE ROOF comes to movie theaters on Friday, August 23. BWW has an exclusive first look at clips from the film! 

BWW Exclusive: First Look At FIDDLER: A MIRACLE OF MIRACLES Documentary Videoplay
BWW Exclusive: First Look At FIDDLER: A MIRACLE OF MIRACLES Documentary

by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 12, 2019

The new documentary about the landmark Broadway musical FIDDLER ON THE ROOF comes to movie theaters next Friday, August 23. BWW has an exclusive first look at clips from the film! 

VIDEO: Get A First Look At FIDDLER ON THE ROOF in Turkey Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At FIDDLER ON THE ROOF in Turkey

by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 3, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production of Fiddler on the Roof coming to Istanbul August 7th! Check out the video below!

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Harvey Schmidt & Tom Jones on Stage Together One Last Time Videoplay
BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Harvey Schmidt & Tom Jones on Stage Together One Last Time

by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 1, 2018

As magical as the evening was, after Freddie Gershon gave an impassioned presentation to the duo, Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones hit the stage and brought the house down at ages 88 and 89 respectively. They joined forces onstage to perform a song from their musical The Bone Room, described by Jones as being about 'the pleasures of dying and being embalmed in this great country of ours.' Below, watch as they perform together for the last time. BWW feels privileged to share with you a bit of highlights of these two legends together before a rapt and ecstatic audience who precded to shower them with a (well deserved) standing ovation... RIP Harvey Schmidt. 

VIDEO: It's a Brand New World! Watch Highlights from RAGS at Goodspeed Videoplay
VIDEO: It's a Brand New World! Watch Highlights from RAGS at Goodspeed

by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

Join Rebecca and David Hershkowitz as they journey to a 'brand new world' in Goodspeed's reinvented Rags. Original creators Charles Strouse and Stephen Schwartzhave teamed up with David Thompson, who has adapted Joseph Stein's book, to rework this timely and inspiring piece, running now through December 10 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. Check out brand-new highlights from the show below!

Remembering FIDDLER and SHE LOVES ME Composer, Jerry Bock Videoplay
Remembering FIDDLER and SHE LOVES ME Composer, Jerry Bock

by A.A. Cristi - Nov 3, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com has learned that FIDDLER ON THE ROOF composer Jerry Bock passed away last night, at the age of 81. This comes just one week after the passing of FIDDLER bookwriter Joseph Stein.

BWW TV Exclusive: Samantha Massell, Stephen Schwartz and More Perform Tunes, Delve in Videoplay
BWW TV Exclusive: Samantha Massell, Stephen Schwartz and More Perform Tunes, Delve into the History of RAGS at Goodspeed

by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 5, 2017

BroadwayWorld is excited to share an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the show, featuring star Samantha Massell and Schwartz performing tunes and more!

BWW TV: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Cast Drinks to Life at Bryant Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 21, 2016

In attendance was the cast of Fiddler on the Roof (Adam Grupper, Steven Skybell, Michael C. Bernardi,Mitch Greenberg, George Psomas, Jeffrey Schecter, Stephen Carrasco, Eric Chambliss, Reed Luplau, Zach McNally, Matt Moisey, Sarah Parker, Marla Phelan, Silvia Vrskova, Andrew Wojtal, Aaron Young) who performed the songs 'Matchmaker, Matchmaker,' and 'To Life.' Check out highlights below!


Joseph Stein Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Joseph Stein written?
Joseph Stein has written 24 shows including Irene (Bookwriter), Lend an Ear (Sketches), Mrs. Gibbons' Boys (Playwright), Alive and Kicking (Bookwriter), Plain and Fancy (Bookwriter), Mr. Wonderful (Bookwriter), Jamaica (Bookwriter), The Body Beautiful (Bookwriter), Juno (Bookwriter), Take Me Along (Bookwriter), Enter Laughing (Playwright), Fiddler on the Roof (Bookwriter), Zorba (Bookwriter), So Long, 174th Street (Source Material), The Baker's Wife (Bookwriter), Hellzapoppin (Bookwriter), King of Hearts (Bookwriter), Carmelina (Bookwriter), Rags (Bookwriter), Jerome Robbins' Broadway (Bookwriter), Rags:Children of the Wind (Bookwriter), Over and Over (Bookwriter), Take Me Along (Bookwriter), Enter Laughing: The Musical (Bookwriter).

What awards has Joseph Stein been nominated for?
Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Rags Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Fiddler on the Roof and Best Musical (Tony Awards) for Fiddler on the Roof .

What awards has Joseph Stein won?
Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Fiddler on the Roofand Best Musical (Tony Awards) for Fiddler on the Roof.