Already closed | 2h 45m | Midtown W

Fiddler On The Roof (Broadway)

From 3,084 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 (3084)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Great acting, Delightful, Absorbing, Great staging

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.

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.

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).

69
Indulgent, Overrated, Slow

See it if You love the music from Fiddler

Don't see it if you've seen prior productions that were just so good that seeing this one is painful

66
Dated, Slow, Resonant, Disappointing

See it if you need to see a production of this landmark musical for anthropological purposes and/or Danny Burstein purposes.

Don't see it if you would prefer a show that runs a full three hours to be lively, mostly musical, and have a concise book with strong characterizations.

66
Cliched, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if Like the music and get in at a discount. Don't believe the hype about how improved it is.

Don't see it if A cheap set bothers you..young woman with caps and beards dancing in the background...mediocre staging.

58
Disappointing, Overrated

See it if you have never seen the show before you want to experience it.

Don't see it if have seen it before and loved it.

66
Delightful, Disappointing, Resonant, Boring, Lackluster

See it if you love the story and the music

Don't see it if you want an impressive and confidant Tevye. he was too nice and too nebbish. His wife was too mean. The matchmaker was TOO jewish.

54
Disappointing, Dated, Overrated

See it if you like this revival. You feel nostalgia and want to live again this classic story.

Don't see it if you've seen it already in any of its formats: Movie, Broadway, High School Play.

Also For me it was long, eternally boring. The singing was bad, the acting.... Read more Read less

55
Great staging, Dated, Slow, Long

See it if you're a fan of Fiddler & want to see a beautiful, world-class staging. I don't love the show but the production design & directing was aces

Don't see it if you're looking for something fun & contemporary. This was my first time seeing Fiddler. I was ready to love it but found it extremely dull.

Also I'm a little torn here--I thought this production was gorgeous but I f... Read more Read less

63
Cliched, Overrated, Slow

See it if you like this musical no matter how they serve it to you

Don't see it if you are looking for a new way of presenting it.

62
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you have a tie to the show and just love the music and dancing

Don't see it if you find the songs irritating as many do.

61
Overrated

See it if If you want to see a lackluster production of a brilliant musical. Misdirected. If you want to see how not to revive a musical.

Don't see it if You love the Jerome Robbins version of Fiddler on the Roof

60
Disappointing, Overrated, Relevant, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if You have never had a chance to see a professional production of Fiddler before.

Don't see it if You expect it to revival Bartlett Sher's productions of South Pacific or King and I.

65
Ambitious, Dated, Disappointing

See it if you love Fiddler on the Roof

Don't see it if you prefer your shows with less cliched, classic music and boring staging

69
Solid, Classic, Un-extraordinary, Great dancing, Uneven

See it if You just want to see Fiddler. Solid (though somewhat unmemorable) performances and great choreography (the highlight of the evening)

Don't see it if You want something new. Sher does a few interesting things, but can't seem to decide between a traditional production or a reinvented one.

53
Ambitious, Banal, Cliched, Dated, Fluffy

See it if You love Fiddler

Don't see it if You loved Topol or Zero Mostel-keep those memories

69
Dated, Entertaining, Great acting, Slow, Funny

See it if you enjoy classic Broadway shows. It was a very enjoyable 2.5 hours and worth seeing if you haven't. Great big broadway cast and music!

Don't see it if you need something edgy, Fiddler is showing it's age and is quite a slow musical at parts.

60
Disappointing, Slow

See it if you like Jewish history

Don't see it if you want to see a truly wonderful show

67
Cliched, Disappointing, Great acting

See it if you'd like to see the best choreography in a long time!

Don't see it if you're not interested in another needless production of Fiddler.

60
Disappointing, Overrated

See it if you like Danny Burstein. His performance and the choreography are wonderful and the story and music are, as always, lovely.

Don't see it if you've seen another production. Sets and framing device are terrible, actors are miscast, Matchmaker is made into a dirge. The joy is lost.

60
Entertaining, Disappointing

See it if you want to hear one of the greatest scores and stories ever written for the stage. Danny Burstein is an excellent Tevye.

Don't see it if love Fiddler already. It's not the strongest overall production.

50
Disappointing

See it if you will see anything Danny Burstein is in! He's wonderful.

Don't see it if you have seen the show before and have high standards.

50
Slow, Insipid, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if you want a "To Life" with no life.

Don't see it if you're expecting "King & I"-level work.

60
Clever, Great writing, Cliched

See it if You haven't seen the original

Don't see it if You have seen better casts


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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