His "Fiddler on the Roof" debuted on Broadway in 1964, elated audiences and won him a Tony.
Stein also scripted the 1971, Oscar-winning hit film of the same name.
Theaters around the world have been performing "Fiddler" pretty much nonstop for the past 45 years.
For instance, The Players of Sarasota staged a winning production last spring.
And "Fiddler on the Roof" can be seen at the Straz Center in Tampa Dec. 11-12.
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