Fiddler On The Roof (Broadway)
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Fiddler On The Roof (Broadway)
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Fiddler On The Roof (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

88%
(3087 Reviews)
Positive
95%
Mixed
4%
Negative
1%
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.

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864 Reviews | 897 Followers
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.

840 Reviews | 1006 Followers
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.

962 Reviews | 338 Followers
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.

919 Reviews | 378 Followers
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.

937 Reviews | 223 Followers
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.

741 Reviews | 121 Followers
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.

MJK
677 Reviews | 186 Followers
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.

675 Reviews | 150 Followers
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

Critic Reviews (53)

The New York Times
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, upon a single hearing...And Joseph Stein’s book miraculously blends borscht belt humor with a moving depiction of Tevye’s conflicted heart."
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Time Out New York
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 Burstein is nothing short of a miracle, finding the modern mensch in Tevye, as well as the hard-nosed, belief-bound peasant."
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The Hollywood Reporter
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 every other aspect, this superb production captures that balance with enormous soulfulness...The show also closes the Broadway year on a magnificent note."
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Entertainment Weekly
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 moments were even greater standouts."
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Variety
December 20th, 2015

"Some may take exception to some of Sher’s tinkering with the template of the beloved title, but few will find fault in Burstein’s gentle, lovable man of faith…Other touches seem unfinished, unclear or labored…Registering strongest among the new perspectives are the new movements and dances…Most of the cast breathes natural air into the production — sometimes with idiosyncratic touches that pop, and a few that fall flat…But in the end it’s Burstein who carries the show."
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The Wall Street Journal
December 22nd, 2015

“This production, intelligent and imaginative though it is, falls short of the mark, and the reasons why it does so say something revealing about the appeal of the show itself...Such things ought to make us weep—and in this production, they don’t... mostly, I think, because Mr. Sher has throttled back the feelings too far. One feels distant from his 'Fiddler,' neatly framed as it is by the vaulting proscenium arch of the Broadway Theatre, which is too big for the show."
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Deadline
December 20th, 2015

"A well-meaning but only intermittently inspired production...Choreographer Schechter has replaced Robbins’ evocative physical lyricism with caricature...Too often I had the impression of lines being recited rather than felt, and of lyrics being presented, rather than sung...In making a blunt connection between the deported Jews of Anatevka and today’s global tragedy of exile and dislocation, Sher does himself and this indestructible show a disservice. We’re smarter than that."
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The Washington Post
December 20th, 2015

"Sher has done himself — and audiences — a huge favor with his astute casting, particularly in the choice of Danny Burstein in the all-important role of Tevye…It’s a wryly, fully realized portrayal…Around this central pair orbit other excellent actors…'Fiddler' endures as a meticulously well-built musical… Sher’s production underlines the inherent strengths and adds to them, with some thrilling dances and a beautiful physical production."
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