Running since November 2015 A new Broadway revival of Bock & Harnick's classic musical about Jewish milkman Tevye striving to maintain "Tradition" as his daughters fall in love.
The Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof closed December 31, 2016. For current Broadway show listings and tickets, please click here.
From the producers: A dazzling cast and a lavish orchestra tell this heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and the timeless traditions that define faith and family. Featuring the Broadway classics "To Life (L’Chaim!)", "If I Were A Rich Man", "Sunrise, Sunset", "Matchmaker, Matchmaker", and "Tradition", "Fiddler" will introduce a new generation to this uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!
Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher, whose production of "The King and I" won the 2015 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, helms the revival, which will star five-time Tony Award nominee Danny Burstein ("Cabaret," "Golden Boy," "South Pacific").
The revival will be based on the original conception and choreography of Jerome Robbins, who won a 1965 Tony Award for his direction and choreography of the musical, and will feature choreography by Israeli-born artist Hofesh Shechter.
The original Broadway production of the show, which opened in 1964, had the first musical theatre run in history to surpass 3,000 performances. "Fiddler" held the record for the longest-running Broadway musical for almost 10 years. It remains Broadway's sixteenth longest-running show in history.
Superb...[it] honors the show's ebullience of spirit. As directed by Sher with his customary sensitivity, this multihued staging moves to a heart-stopping conclusion. The new choreography bears the unmistakable stamp of [Jerome] Robbins's genius. The orchestra performs the score with sumptuous, idiomatic style.
Vibrant and brilliant and heartfelt...Burstein is superb, just the right amount of humor and anger and endless love. There is a welcome naturalism to this [production]. It all adds up to a remarkable achievement. From the first moment to the profound last, this "Fiddler" is a triumph. The show is the star.
Wonderful...[the production] reveals the heart and soul of the story in such a fresh way. The acting is uniformly strong. Choreographer Shechter has artfully re-imagined Jerome Robbins' original work, but the famous numbers, including the "Bottle Dance," are still there.
A faithful and spirited adaptation..."Fiddler" is laid out simply, but that simplicity highlights the story's poignancy - and its continued relevance. The choreography is lively yet also very traditional. There are moments of great levity in this production but its quieter moments [are] even greater standouts.
New York Daily News
Director Sher puts his stamp on the show immediately with a framing device that fuses past and present. Performances are very good, as is the lively dancing. But the curious scenery often gets in the show's way. It makes for a distracting, busy and slow-pokey production of a tight-knit musical.
New York Magazine
It feels entirely fresh and specifically engaged in the world of 2015, without wasting the gift of its innate beauty and huge emotional power. The cast is working in crossover mode, with sufficient panache to sell the material and sufficient seriousness to make it worth the selling.
New York Post
Burstein's take on Tevye is typically subtle and gentle. He acts out the songs, rather than selling them. The production is elegantly designed, warmly acted, beautifully played and sung. The new choreography smoothly melds into the show's universe..[a] top-notch revival.
Broadway has seen more visually beautiful stagings of "Fiddler," and there definitely have been funnier ones. But Sher and his creative team achieve a dramatic coherence that appreciates the musical's showbiz qualities but honors the authenticity of its humanity. The entire cast is impressive.
Time Out New York
Magnificent, life-affirming...[an] elegant and deeply satisfying staging...splendidly acted. Revelatory direction, eloquent visuals and that sublime klezmer-inflected score... Burstein [as Tevye] has a delicate, almost motherly touch. No other actor could juggle the comedy and tragedy masks with such style.
Thoughtful but uneven...[the production] gives a fresh, spare and intimate perspective. [Some] touches seem unfinished, unclear or labored. But other moments resonate anew. Most of the cast breathes natural air into the production - sometimes with idiosyncratic touches that pop, and a few that fall flat.