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
88
Avg Score

90
Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Ambitious, Classic

See it if You want to see a great production of one of theatre's most enduring classics, buoyed by Danny Burstein's supremely sassy Tevye.

Don't see it if You don't have the patience for a long show.

94
Resonant, Masterful, Hilarious, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if Touchingly presented, fresh and familiar - runs the gamut of emotions from start to finish - all the leads are exquisite

Don't see it if You are not a fan of the show or H. Schecter's choreography in general

78
Entertaining, Romantic, Slow

See it if You're a fan of the music and want to see a fresh take on the staging. Bartlett Sher does amazing staging of classic revivals.

Don't see it if You're looking for a deeper story.

85
Entertaining, Funny, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see a fun upbeat show. The show turns a touchy subject to one that everyone can enjoy no matter your religion.

Don't see it if you don't like shows about history.

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

71
Dated

See it if you love this show.

Don't see it if you don't understand the need for a revival of Fiddler.

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.

85
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if you liked earlier versions, like the sound track, or are a big fan of Danny Burstein - he's terrific in this revival

Don't see it if you don't like the score

92
Entertaining, Great staging, Great choreography, Moving, Classic

See it if you enjoy the best of Bway musicals reborn with a vibrant interpretation and authentic cultural dancing that touches the soul.

Don't see it if musicals in the "tradition" of the American greats aren't for you.

93
Entertaining, Great staging, Enchanting, Intelligent

See it if As I do, you love anything Danny Burstein does! It is a real treat to see him take on one of the greatest roles in American musical theater

Don't see it if You already know "Fiddler" and you don't like any changes from the original staging and concept.

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You want to see a great revival of this show...I loved it

Don't see it if You don't want a 2:45 minute show (Ps the show did NOT drag)

79
Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant, Great singing

See it if you want a good revival with a terrific score and themes of religious freedom, the sanctity of home, political unrest, family traditions

Don't see it if you want a modern show that's edgy and trendy

88
Entertaining, Delightful, Great staging

See it if want an excellent, traditional (no pun intended) show; whether you've seen the original or not; excellent cast and the music still holds u

Don't see it if don't have an interest in the subject

91
Great acting, Resonant, Masterful, Great singing

See it if You appreciate a classic musical with resonant themes enhanced by Danny Burstein's embodiment of conflicted, funny Tevye. choreography great

Don't see it if You don't want to experience the depressing dislocation and anti semitism of the second half, but it's a relevant and universal message now

Also Beautiful singing and joyful tradition!

89
Entertaining, Great staging, Relevant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you want to see a classic gently updated, with terrific dancing

Don't see it if you're tired of Fiddler - this version is new but faithrul - or don't like big musicals

83
Delightful, Entertaining, Profound, Relevant, Great singing

See it if you feel nostalgic about your own family's immigrant experience. The story is universal. Values shared among a people come into question.

Don't see it if you don't like musical comedies or have seen the original show with Zero Mostel and can't bear to see anyone else in the role.

75
Faithful, Enjoyable, Broad appeal for musical-lovers, Classic

See it if You love faithful revivals and pleasant, non-challenging, "classic" Broadway plays. Nothing edgy or "wow" here, but perfectly nice.

Don't see it if You dislike musicals, need some suspense or plot twists, want to see an innovative take on a classic.

100
Great acting, Funny, Epic, Great singing

See it if you believe in tradition, family values,and want to see a timeless story with the people you love.

Don't see it if you are just looking for something flashy and extravagant.

80
Great acting, Resonant

See it if You like Fiddler on the Roof.

Don't see it if You like don't Fiddler on the Roof.

90
Masterful, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Refreshing

See it if love classic musicals that are beautifully updated and if you love Jewish diaspora history.

Don't see it if expect supporting cast to be more than an archetype.

92
Iconic, Heart warming, Delightful, Under rated, Great singing

See it if you love the classic musicals, While there are no surprises, there were also no disappointments. Danny Burstein was robbed at the Tonys.

Don't see it if you don't love the classic, iconic musicals of yore...Anti-Semites need not apply. Show ends 12/31/16 and seat prices are reasonable!

90
Delightful, Great acting, Refreshing

See it if you are fan of Danny Burstein. He carries the show! Also see it for the classic music and excellent choreography.

Don't see it if you are looking for an over the top version of Fiddler. This staging is understated, but it works.

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.

79
Intense, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You are a fan of the score that is familiar and amazing. This was just a darker production than the movie or previous stagings I have seen.

Don't see it if You don't wanna be bummed out and feel like you could use a drink.. It's not a happy show

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.


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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