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By On This Day in NYC's History

IF I WERE A RICH MAN

On September 22, 1964: Fiddler on the Roof opened at the Imperial Theater on Broadway. The iconic musical ran for over 3,000 performances, making it the longest-running Broadway musical until Grease surpassed its run. The show was nominated for ten Tony Awards and has enjoyed enduring international popularity.

SHARI BELAFONTE

On September 22, 1954: Shari Belafonte was born in New York City. Belafonte has had a multifaceted career, being an actress, model, and writer. She is known for her role “Julie Gilette” in the television series Hotel, and also for her modeling work with Calvin Klein.

A HARD RAIN’S GONNA FALL

On September 22, 1962: Bob Dylan performed at Carnegie Hall, his first appearance at the famed venue. His short set that night marked the first time Dylan had performed the classic song A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall in public. 

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