Fiddler on the Roof - Broadway
Fiddler on the Roof is a musical with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein, set in Tsarist Russia in 1905. It is based on Tevye and his Daughters (or Tevye the Dairyman) and other tales by Sholem Aleichem. The story centers on Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his family and Jewish religious traditions while outside influences encroach upon their lives. He must cope both with the strong-willed actions of his three older daughters-each one's choice of husband moves further away from the customs of his faith-and with the edict of the Tsar that evicts the Jews from their village.
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'Fiddler on the Roof': Theater Review - Hollywood Reporter
Burstein's performance admittedly is more measured than the familiar and still appealing Topol model of burly physicality and bear-like masculinity. (I can't compare with the original Tevye, Zero Mostel.) But Burstein does larger-than-life by subtler means, which is nowhere more evident than in his full command of the character in "If I Were a Rich Man." The faintest trace of the Borscht Belt in his humor and his wryly self-dramatizing dialogues with God also provides a further bridge in the director's vision of the story as one that still has relevance to contemporary American life.
Fiddler on the Roof: EW stage review - Entertainment Weekly
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 moments were even greater standouts. There's a Sabbath prayer dotted with candle lights in Tevye's home and the houses beyond, the haunting "Sunrise, Sunset" during a wedding scene, and wrenching goodbyes between father and daughters. And everything culminates in an end that harkens back to the show's beginning, when you'll see that red coat again, a reminder that people are still forced to leave behind the homes they love. B+
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by Danielle Ashley - December 31, 2016
As BroadwayWorld previously announced, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF will play its final performance today at 2:00 p.m. At the time of closing, Fiddler on the Roof will have played a total of 464 performances.
by BWW News Desk - December 28, 2016
As previously announced, the critically acclaimed Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof will end its run on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 2:00PM. This revival will have played a total of 463 performances when it gives its final bow. Just confirmed, a National Tour is planned beginning in the fall of 2018.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - December 24, 2016
The holiday season is not complete without the perfect music to accompany it. 'Broadway's Carols for a Cure' is the latest compilation album that embodies the spirit of the season like nothing else can. A project born completely out of love, 'Broadway's Carols for a Cure' pairs the casts from famous Broadway musicals with songs that are both classic and new. The result is pure gold that will make you reach for the 'repeat' button over and over again.
by Stage Tube - December 22, 2016
Below take a trip down memory lane to experience the Fiddler journey from the beginning!
by BWW News Desk - December 8, 2016
Four-time Tony Award nominee Judy Kuhn (Fun Home, She Loves Me, Chess, Les Miserables) joined the cast of Fiddler on the Roof as Golde last month and will play through the show's final performance on Saturday, December 31st. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Kuhn onstage below!
by BWW News Desk - December 7, 2016
Next Thursday, December 15th, bring your dad or daughter to come see Fiddler on the Roof, and stay afterwards for a special post-show talkback with Tevye (Danny Burstein) and his daughters (Alexandra Silber, Samantha Massell, Jenny Rose Baker and Nerghiz Sarki). All ages are welcome! Come enjoy a special night full of tradition, love, and, of course, family, with the stars ofFiddler on the Roof before they take their final bow on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 2:00 p.m,
by Half Hour Call with Chris King - December 1, 2016
For this TBT episode, we look back at one of 'Half Hour Call's' first episodes with the talented Melanie Moore. She is currently one of the sisters in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, which runs through December 31st on Broadway. This episode was a blast! We talk about her time in the show FINDING NEVERLAND, and her experience on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE. We also dive into her role as Chava in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and much, much more!
by BWW News Desk - November 22, 2016
Four-time Tony Award Nominee Judy Kuhn(Fun Home, She Loves Me, Chess, Les Miserables) joins the cast of Fiddler on the Roof as Golde beginning tonight, Tuesday, November 22nd and will play through the show's final performance on Saturday, December 31st at 2:00 pm. She takes over the role from Jessica Hecht whose final performance was on Sunday, November 20th.
by Randy Rainbow - October 4, 2016
What happens backstage on Broadway moments before the curtain goes up? Randy Rainbow is finding out in his latest, BroadwayWorld exclusive series, Last Minute with Randy Rainbow, in which he drops by the dressing rooms of Broadway's biggest stars at literally (you guessed it) the last minute before the overture begins.
by BWW News Desk - September 19, 2016
Just announced, four-time Tony Award Nominee Judy Kuhn (Fun Home, She Loves Me, Chess, Les Miserables) will join the cast of Fiddler on the Roof as Golde.
by BWW News Desk - September 9, 2016
Producers of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF have cancelled the Tuesday performance on October 11th, which falls out on the evening of Yom Kippur, to give company members who observe the holiday the ability to do so.
by Stage Tube - September 9, 2016
Hello and welcome to BWW's ON THIS DAY Series! Please read along as, each day, we celebrate birthdays, shows' openings and all kinds of theatrical events that have happened on this date.
by Broadwaysted - September 6, 2016
We're drinking tequila and lemonade as we get Broadwaysted with new #FriendOfTheShow Samantha Massell from Broadway's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. On this week's episode, Bryan and Samantha talk summer camp experiences, Sam shares her excitement to see her INTO THE WOODS mom Heather Headley in THE COLOR PURPLE, and then divulges the fascinating ways she prepared for her current Broadway role.
by Liz Cearns - September 1, 2016
Actor, vocalist and activist Theodore Bikel died July 21, 2015 at age 91 in Los Angeles. He will be remembered in a memorial concert in New York City, titled 'Remembering Theo - an evening of music, laughter and love,' September 27 in The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (68th Street between Park and Lexington Ave.). The evening will feature musical performances by many of Bikel's friends and treasured colleagues.
by Michael Dale - August 30, 2016
Along with the blaring burlesque trumpet that climaxes GYPSY's overture, the soft and hesitant sound of Fiddler on the Roof's opening fiddle solo that leads into Tevye's introduction of the people of Anatevka is among Broadway's most famous and beloved orchestral moments.
VIDEO: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Michael C. Bernardi Reveals Five Things He Learned From His Father, Herschel Bernardi
by Michael Dale - August 30, 2016
Though Herschel Bernardi's name was above the title on the opening nights of Broadway's BAJOUR and ZORBA, the musical theatre role he's most known for is one where he came in as a replacement, Teyve in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF.
by Caryn Robbins - August 29, 2016
Forever bonded with his father through this experience (even wearing pieces of his father's original costume for the role!), the moment marked the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. Today, Bernardi speaks exclusively with BWW about his profoundly sentimental and history-making performance!