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

74
Entertaining, Disappointing, Great writing, Slow, Great singing

See it if You love Fiddler. It's a great musical any way you cut it, and this is a fine version.

Don't see it if You want to see a particularly lively, well-cast version of this show. The production simply doesn't rise to the material.

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.

75
Delightful, Refreshing, Thought-provoking, Poignant, Historical

See it if You like history, or culture, and are nostalgic

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

82
Entertaining, Funny, Sweet

See it if you want to see a well done revival; some scenes have captivating choreography; many interesting themes to think about

Don't see it if you do not like old world settings/costumes

100
Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Must see, Profound

See it if you are a fan of the classics or just love good, simple storytelling

Don't see it if you have no heart

75
Entertaining, Disappointing, Relevant, Slow, Great writing

See it if You really must see another production of Fiddler on the Roof.

Don't see it if You're expecting an exciting and bold interpretation from Bartlett Sher (like The Kind and I & South Pacific).

90
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great singing, Great staging, Great writing

See it if you haven't yet: it's enchanting on many levels and in many ways.

Don't see it if you dislike musicals, humor, or revivals

88
Clever, Intelligent, Enchanting, Original, Entertaining

See it if You are interested in a unique take on the role of Tevye in this perennial, would like to see a new choreographic vision, love the music.

Don't see it if You are "sick" of Fiddler - how could you be? - aren't a fan of Danny Burstein, want to see the show as you remember it from day 1.

85
Delightful, Great acting, Great staging

See it if You enjoy the beautiful score, wonderful performances. Danny Burstein is fantastic!

Don't see it if Minimal staging, 2nd act is a bit slow

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

95
Relevant, Must see, Masterful, Hilarious, Great acting

See it if you enjoy the classics and yet you like them to evolve a little bit in its way to be more relevant. Also BARTLETT SHER!

Don't see it if you don't like Fiddler on The Roof

84
Entertaining, Epic, Traditional, Classic, Resonant

See it if you love classic musicals. hated the last revival. Share with your family, including children, great discussion starter. Great version!

Don't see it if you do not like musicals, you don't like sweeping family stories, you like surprise twists.

90
Great staging, Masterful, Enchanting, Emotionally charged, Wonderful performances

See it if you want to see a Broadway classic, the kind that is no longer created.

Don't see it if you dislike theatre.

85
Absorbing, Great acting, Great dancing, Resonant, Great singing

See it if you like Fiddler on the Roof in any of its previous incarnations (show or film), you want to see the incredible Danny Burstein as Tevye

Don't see it if you want a happy, fluffy musical. There are funny moments, but a lot of sadness, with timely themes dealing with refugees

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

90
Great acting, Masterful, Great singing

See it if you want a well played and sung classic. Nice traditional dancing numbers. Catchy and melodic songs.

Don't see it if you hate sad stories.

95
Great acting, Masterful, Must see, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see a classic that is so full of heart with endearing characters & a plot that is both heavy but maintains it's humor.

Don't see it if you don't want to cry in public or don't want to watch a play that gives a voice to traditional points of views.

80
Entertaining, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking, Epic

See it if you are a fan of either Danny Burstein or the show itself. It's a well done production of a timeless classic.

Don't see it if you can't get into the orchestra. The seats in the balcony are really pushed together and there is very little knee room.

85
Great acting, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if Bartlett Sher's fresh direction. love music of Fiddler Danny Burstein giving a wonderful take on Tevye

Don't see it if revivals are not your thing

95
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Romantic, Profound, Masterful

See it if you want to see a classic beautifully done with a top-notch cast

Don't see it if you're opposed to seeing the "traditional" onstage

96
Relevant, Resonant, Must see, Great acting, Exquisite

See it if you've always hoped to someday see Mandy Patinkin tackle Tevye - Danny's performance here is a brilliant consolation prize! Perfection!!!

Don't see it if you have no heart. This musical is a classic, and this production is glorious. In any other year it would've won the Tony for best revival.

80
Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great acting, Relevant

See it if You're a fan of Fiddler, Danny Burstein or Bart Sher. The new framing device is interesting and worth seeing as it brings a new twist.

Don't see it if You don't like Fiddler or are purist and think the original staging is the only way to do the show.

100
Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if You like to see classic favorites reimagined.

Don't see it if If you only like your revivals to be the same as the original.

87
Absorbing, Romantic, Profound, Great acting, Frustrating

See it if to see a classic musical with a super talented cast that includes a few innovations.

Don't see it if you want to just see the show in a classic way and can get frustrated by some of the director's new "concepts".

100
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you love traditional big musicals

Don't see it if you hate Anatevka and you have seen it countless 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,...
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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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