Friday, December 12, 2014

If I were Zero...the best Fiddler!

 The Broadway cast recording...was Zero ever "off?"

 The cast recording was done on an actual theatre stage...

 Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick...
music and lyrics.
Winners of the Tony for Best Composer/Lyricist, 1964.
They met in 1956, and had their first hit, "Fiorello!", in 1959...
which resulted in a Pulitzer Prize for the team.

 Zero and his co-star, Maria Karnilova,
who played the original Tessie Tura in "Gypsy," 
"Zorba," "Gigi" and many other musicals and films.

Although Tevye was played on stage by the
likes of Herschel Bernardi, Leonard Nimoy,
Harvey Fierstein, Alfred Molina, and Topol (in the movie),
most believe Zero to be the one and only!

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