In this fresh-eyed production of the traditional musical, a family reckons with how to honor the old ways in a changing world - Harvey Fierstein and Rosie O'Donnell star.The Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof closed January 8, 2006. For current Broadway show listings and tickets, please click here."If I were a Rich Man, "Matchmaker, Matchmaker", "Sunrise, Sunset", "To Life"…
the songs are classics, and Sholom Aleichem’s story of Jewish life in the shtetls of old Russia still has a magical warmth. But this is not your father’s Fiddler on the Roof
. Playing one of Broadway’s largest and newest houses, the production’s modern design and subdued acting style are rooted very much in the present day, even as it works to tell a hundred-year old story.
This is an excellent purchase for families with older children and folks looking for traditional evening on Broadway. The critics did note a lack of chutzpah (the Times called it a "McShtetl”), so don’t expect the earthiness of Topol. But most also noted that the honest moments were as affecting as anything in the original. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
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