Already closed | 2h 45m | Midtown W

Fiddler On The Roof (Broadway)

From 3,048 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Great acting, Delightful, Absorbing, Great staging

About the show

Directed by Tony award winner Bartlett Sher, this new Broadway revival of Bock & Harnick's classic musical follows Jewish milkman Tevye, who strives to maintain "Tradition" as his daughters fall in love. More…

The original production won ten Tony Awards including a special Tony for becoming the longest-running Broadway musical of all time. The revival, from the creative team behind 'The King and I', will be based on the Tony Award-winning original conception and choreography of Jerome Robbins, and will feature choreography by Israeli-born artist Hofesh Shechter. This heartwarming musical is the story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and the timeless traditions that define faith and family.

2h 45m | Already closed | The Broadway Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (3048)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Great acting, Delightful, Absorbing, Great staging
88
Avg Score

85
Absorbing, Funny, Great writing, Touching, Insightful

See it if you want an unusually intelligent, moving, funny musical. I upped my score (80) because, even knowing the plot, this production made me weep

Don't see it if you want perfect casting. Hecht is subpar in singing/acting, and some voices were not great (why?) I really liked Burstein's quieter Tevye.

90
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Great acting, Great music, Must see

See it if beautiful staging of a wonderful classic. Beautiful heartfelt story. Great singing and choreography. Touching and endearing. Must see.

Don't see it if you want happy endings.

90
Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Must see

See it if You like a top notch production of an excellent story with a superb cast. If you've never seen Fiddler before it's a must see.

Don't see it if You've seen Fiddler before and hated it. However you may want to give it a 2nd chance as it's extremely well written with great music.

87
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Epic, Entertaining, Profound

See it if You want to see the best version of Fiddler ever! The staging is awesome!

Don't see it if You don't like the classic style of Broadway musical.

87
Clever, Funny, Great writing, Epic, Must see

See it if Theadore Bickle was better in this then when he stared in my show, The Gathering. Bickle makes this show great, he carries the cast in this

Don't see it if if you do not this kind of show. It is very ethnic by nature and some may not like it.

65
Long, Relevant, Solemn, Great acting

See it if you're a fan of Danny Burstein.

Don't see it if you have trouble with golden age Broadway musicals.

71
Underwhelming, Uneven performances, Epic, Entertaining, Great score

See it if you want to see a serviceable production of a classic and (imho) great musical & to see another stellar performance by Danny Burstein.

Don't see it if you are expecting another grandiose, epic production by Bartlett Sher or the rest of the cast to sink their teeth into some classic roles.

89
Great acting, Great staging, Resonant, Profound

See it if masterful revival of iconic Broadway musical; Burstein & Hecht outstanding

Don't see it if you don't want to own a piece of a Broadway historic legend

94
Delightful, Great staging, Great acting, Resonant, Worthy

See it if you admire the musical, have never seen the show, are a fan of Danny Burstein, a fan of the score, want to see an amazing cast

Don't see it if you've never gotten the attraction of the show, are not a fan of musicals

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing, Romantic

See it if you like classic Broadway musicals with familiar tunes and/or Jewish themes.

Don't see it if you're an anti-semite.

88
Original, Masterful, Great acting, Epic, Profound

See it if You want to see one of the greatest musicals ever written.

Don't see it if You're not a fan of Bartlett Sher's work with other revivals -- this is very similar.

77
Disappointing, Great writing, Dated

See it if You have not seen this show but something was lacking for me. But maybe because I've seen it before The daughters were great.

Don't see it if You've seen it many times before.

92
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Great dancing, Thought-provoking

See it if for the excellence of the performances in every aspect. Particularly for the delightful renditions of the many familiar songs.

Don't see it if you have trouble reading supertitles. The theater has excellent sight lines but the titles are on stage rather than above it.

100
Enchanting, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Must see

See it if You want to see perhaps the finest Broadway musical ever written !

Don't see it if You can't deal with a musical that has a relevant and disturbing theme that will make you squirm for its relevance TODAY !!!!

90
Masterful, Profound, Uplifting, Satisfying

See it if you love the Golden Age of American musicals.

Don't see it if you have a heart of stone.

69
Dated, Disappointing, Good songs, Good story, Lackluster production

See it if you have never seen it before, want to see a classic musical, you are a Danny Burstein fan.

Don't see it if you are disappointed by a lackluster production, boring, incidental sets and uneven acting.

83
Delightful, Great acting, Resonant, Charming

See it if you love this classic musical, with memorable songs and a warm loving story about family and loss. The performances are moving, funny, real.

Don't see it if it's long, some of the tempos could be picked up a bit, the dancing could have packed more of a punch and not all of the voices are stellar.

70
Dated, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you never saw this classic musical before or want to revisit it with a very strong performance from Danny Burstein

Don't see it if you don't like to see shows that are dated or if you want to wait another few years for yet another inevitable Fiddler revival

80
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Masterful, Intelligent, Great writing

See it if You want to be reminded of the strength of the story & score, & the inspired re-imagining of the choreography

Don't see it if You just can't see another FIDDLER on the ROOF or you object to a red coat as bookends to the narrative

88
Funny, Delightful, Great writing

See it if you like this story and want to see a good production of a great traditional show.

Don't see it if you are not interested of productions of well known traditional stories.

60
Slow, Dated, Disappointing, Great acting

See it if you want to see a classic Broadway musical on stage or if you like older shows.

Don't see it if you want a short evening at the theater (this is nearly 3 hours long).

92
Entertaining, Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if you want a high-quality classic production; beautiful and modernized choreography

Don't see it if you want something very light and sweet

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85
Delightful, Great acting, Relevant

See it if You want a fresh interpretation of a classic You want to see a great performance from Danny Burstein You want to be entertained

Don't see it if You can't tolerate the sound of candy wrappers (think of the who sees a show like this)

89
Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Must see

See it if You appreciate inventive new stagings of classic musicals.

Don't see it if I can't think of a good reason

89
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if Love old musicals. Excellent cast.Beautifully staged.

Don't see it if Do not like musicals


December 20th, 2015
"The superb new production certainly honors the show’s ebullience of spirit…But as directed by Bartlett Sher with his customary sensitivity, this multihued staging moves to a heart-stopping conclusion.…It’s just a musical, no? Yes, but what a musical. The score enters your bloodstream, indelibly,...
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December 20th, 2015
"Bartlett Sher’s magnificent, life-affirming revival…Rich ambivalence runs through much of Sher’s elegant and deeply satisfying staging…This revival is splendidly acted…Revelatory direction, eloquent visuals and that sublime klezmer-inflected score —what more do you need? A great Tevye, and Burst...
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December 20th, 2015
"Sher's staging mines every dramatic nuance and every ounce of character-based humor in Joseph Stein's indestructible book…The dancing is simply extraordinary…The revival owes much of its emotional heft to impeccable casting..The duality of humor and horror is essential to 'Fiddler,' and as in ev...
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December 20th, 2015
"'Fiddler' is laid out simply, but that simplicity highlights the story’s poignancy — and its continued relevance...There are moments of great levity in this production — songs about matchmakers and raising your glass for a toast, among all the classics the show is known for — but its quieter mom...
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