The production opened Oct. 8, 1974, at the Music Box Theatre. The New York Times' Clive Barnes called it "the best light comedy Britain has sent us in years and years" and praised the cast's "uniformly excellent" performances.
Shelley received her first Tony Award nomination for her role as Jane, but lost to Rita Moreno in The Ritz. Absurd Person Singular ran for 591 performances before closing March 6, 1976.
Featuring the Broadway classics “To Life (L’Chaim!),” “If I Were A Rich Man,” “Sunrise Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” and “Tradition,” Fiddler on the Roof will introduce a new generation to this uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!