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

89%
(3115 Ratings)
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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Show-Score Member Reviews (3,115)

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137 Reviews | 15 Followers
100
Entertaining, Great acting, Masterful, Must see, Thought-provoking

See it if Beautiful show on Jewish history done in Yiddish!!

Don't see it if You don't want to read subtitles

84 Reviews | 1 Follower
100
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You are Jewish and want to see this mounted

Don't see it if See it!

70 Reviews | 7 Followers
100
Great acting, Great singing, Great writing, Profound, Relevant

See it if you want to see a fantastic musical - profound and well written story, great acting, great staging, great singing. Entertainment at its best

Don't see it if you need something light hearted and don't want to get sad by this tragic story

87 Reviews | 31 Followers
100
Absorbing, Great singing, Great staging, Relevant, Profound

See it if You want to see a spin on a classic musical.

Don't see it if You like the original Jerome Robbins choreography.

64 Reviews | 11 Followers
100
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Intelligent

See it if Love musical classics. Enjoy revivals. You want enjoyable evening out.

Don't see it if You don't like revivals . Want a surprise ending.

440 Reviews | 54 Followers
100
Enchanting, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Must see

See it if Love the original...revival is best production. Willing to see past conventional staging. Bernstien!

Don't see it if Anti-semite. Lacking of heart. Expecting to see the original.

84 Reviews | 17 Followers
100
Absorbing, Entertaining, Masterful

See it if Great show. Fantastic

Don't see it if No reason not to see it

79 Reviews | 17 Followers
100
Delightful, Profound, Great writing, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You like jperiod musivcals.

Don't see it if Musicals aren't your thing.

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 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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New York Daily News
December 20th, 2015

"One of the great and most enduring Broadway musicals. The new revival does a fine job mining this rich vein of material…Performances are very good, as is the lively dancing choreographed by Hofesh Schechter that taps tradition and some contemporary moves. But the curious scenery often gets in the show’s way. It makes for a distracting, busy and slow-pokey production of a tightknit musical."
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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 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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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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