Last week we shared photos from the #MWBVault of Fiddler on the Roof 1964 Cast, this week we lead up to the upcoming Broadway show revival this month with a new photo from the Masterworks Broadway Vault featuring Topol in the 1967 Original London Cast Recording.
Though little known at the time outside of Israel, his country of origin, where he already was one of the most popular actors, Topol was signed to star as Tevye in the 1967 London stage production of the Sheldon Harnick-Jerry Bock musical, Fiddler On The Roof, a role he already had played in Tel Aviv. The show opened at Her Majesty’s Theatre on February 16th to rave reviews, and enjoyed a run of 2,030 performances. Topol’s performance led movie director Norman Jewison to cast him in the film version, for which he won an Academy Award®, ensuring his popularity worldwide. He eventually came to the U.S. where he appeared in a revival of the show.
Check back next week for our last round of vault photos!