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
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Avg Score

80
Entertaining, Great staging, Relevant

See it if You love this classic show and want to see it done in a new way. The dancing was remarkable and the story is a classic.

Don't see it if you expect it to be like the previous revivals.

90
Absorbing, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you love B'way classics. Before I went, I was sure I'd seen enough Fiddlers to last my lifetime, but I'd forgotten how moving this show is.

Don't see it if you don't like good old-fashioned musical drama with a moving story, tuneful songs, & boisterous dance. Skip it if you don't like goodacting

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you appreciate an absorbing, deeply affecting musical that is perfectly crafted and beautifully performed

Don't see it if you've seen several productions of this show already and are not interested (but even then, Danny Burstein's performance is worth the trip)

80
Exquisite, Relevant, Disappointing, Thought-provoking

See it if you like the music. Danny Burstein is perfect as Tevye. The dancing/choreography is incredible!

Don't see it if you didn't like the movie, don't like musicals, or are looking for am upbeat musical.

85
Great acting, Masterful, Relevant, Absorbing, Delightful

See it if you love the show and want to see a new take on a beautiful classic. Mr. Burstein gives us a BRILLIANT Tevye for a new generation!

Don't see it if classics aren't your thing or you don't pick up on metaphors well. Director Sher has packed it full.

90
Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Resonant, Great writing

See it if Like great direction of actors. Even every song is acted not just sung. Best performance of this score acting wise I've ever seen.

Don't see it if If you like attractive sets. Most scenes border on ugly. Can/t believe Mr. Sher approved this design. Original set was beautiful.

83
Entertaining, Great staging, Resonant

See it if you are ready for a fresh take on this classic

Don't see it if if you do not love musical theater

85
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Great writing

See it if lovely musical score. great songs http://frontmezzjunkies.com/2015/12/17/comparative-fiddling-the-new-revival-of-fiddler-on-the-roof/

Don't see it if hard to rid thoughts of the movie

95
Entertaining, Masterful, Relevant, Must see, Great singing

See it if You like musicals. Can deal with inter religion relationships. Bottom line a great show.

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

73
Entertaining, Must see, Dated, Cliched, Slow

See it if Have NEVER seen a production of Fiddler. Staging is minimal, but it works.

Don't see it if You want to keep your eyes open. Slow moving and boring.

95
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Epic, Masterful

See it if even if you've seen it many times, this is the most moving, vivid and relevant Fiddler ever.

Don't see it if everyone has to see it-- one of the all time greats

85
Solid revival with talented cast

See it if you love classic musicals.

Don't see it if you are looking for a fresh take.

93
Absorbing, Ambitious, Exquisite, Great acting, Great staging

See it if if you want to see a great revival with great staging and settings. Danny Burstein is great. The cast is great and choreography is stunning

Don't see it if if you think only Mostel can be Tevye

85
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Masterful, Great singing

See it if you want to learn more about Jewish history and family dynamics in the 1900s. You enjoy musicals about family and love and honor.

Don't see it if traditional musical theater isn't your thing.

72
Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Great singing

See it if you've never seen Fiddler before...a classic! I had but was a bit disappointed that it wasn't MORE reimagined.

Don't see it if you don't like great musicals

89
Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Refreshing

See it if you like a unique take on Fiddler on the Roof. Danny Burstein is a great Tevya. Loved the staging of the show.

Don't see it if are tired of Fiddler of the Roof productions.

90
Enchanting, Great staging, Resonant, Funny, Masterful

See it if you want to experience a truly masterful revival that resonates with the same power it held over forty years ago.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy golden age musicals.

87
Beautiful dancing, Exquisite, Delightful, Great staging

See it if You love movement (not just the dancing) and gorgeous staging. It's a beautiful, inspired revival.

Don't see it if you want great acting or singing. While I enjoyed Motel, Lazar Wolf, and Tevye at points, I found the acting uneven.

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.

83
Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing, Resonant, Intense

See it if You like classic musicals with great singing and dancing.

Don't see it if You prefer modern musicals. You don't like traditional love stories or things happened outside the United States.

95
Great staging, Resonant, Great acting, Riveting, Great singing

See it if you like a fresh take on a classic, inspired choreography that doesn't copy Jerome Robbins, heartfelt portrayals all around, beautiful songs

Don't see it if you don't like classic musicals, don't like revivals, are not interested in depictions of poor people, you're not a fan of Danny Burstein

81
Entertaining, Great choreography, Faithful

See it if you want to see a (slightly modernized) classic, and if you're in the mood for terrific dance sequences

Don't see it if you're looking for an original show (this is a revival, obviously) or if you're expecting this classic to have been seriously modernized

100
Delightful, Entertaining, Exquisite, Great acting, Great singing

See it if even you saw it before. This is a special production

Don't see it if you are not into grand Broadway musicals

89
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You like revivals of great musicals

Don't see it if You want something new and different. This is a great old standard.

84
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing, Resonant

See it if You want to see a great classic with the most lovable main character there could be. Tevye instantly captures your heart.

Don't see it if you need great staging to like a show. The scenic design seems a bit elementary.


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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