The Reviews for FIDDLER ON THE ROOF are In…

Fiddler on the Roof

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The reviews for Fiddler on the Roof are in, and this revival may not have audience members dancing with joy – on purpose.  Director Bartlett Sher walks a fine (and somewhat dangerous) line, attempting to honor the beloved 1964 musical while connecting it to modern themes and events.  In fact, he faces a daunting task not unlike the one central to the musical.  The production is built around lead actor Danny Burstein who capably discovers both humor and depth but ultimately offers a Tevye that may not universally satisfy.  In fact, the same could be said of this Fiddler as a whole…it aims to engage your noggin, and thus just misses on capturing your heart.

NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

The sorry state of the world gives us new reason to appreciate the depth of feeling so powerfully, so ingeniously embedded in “Fiddler on the Roof,” the much-loved and much-revived 1964 musical comedy that has returned to Broadway at a time when its story of the gradual disintegration of a family, and a… 

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DEADLINE REVIEW OF FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

Bartlett Sher’s shows tend to announce themselves with a visual bang, an effect that delights the eye and lassoes us into the story: The levitating orchestra floating away to reveal the sun-splashed setting of South Pacific; the ship that all but docks in our laps at the beginning of The King And I. For Fiddler

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HOLLYWOOD REPORTER REVIEW OF FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

It’s a sad reality that at virtually any point in history, somewhere on the planet, persecuted peoples are being driven from their homelands as they seek fundamental dignity for themselves and better lives for their children. That eternal theme of forced emigration acquires powerful cumulative pathos in

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TIME OUT NEW YORK REVIEW OF FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

Although the titans Zero Mostel, Jerome Robbins and Harold Prince are reflexively linked to this 1964 classic, there’s another, uncredited, father of “Fiddler on the Roof.” It’s Marc Chagall, the painter whose flying violinists inspired the title. During the development of “Fiddler “(when it was still called… 

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NBC NEW YORK REVIEW OF FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

A framing device in the “Fiddler on the Roof” revival just opened at the Broadway Theatre has Tevye make his entrance clad in a solid red parka—a jacket any 21st-century New Yorker might keep on hand for winter. We sharpen our gaze and squint: Yes, that’s leading man Danny Burstein, beloved star of “Cabaret”

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1 Comment on The Reviews for FIDDLER ON THE ROOF are In…

  1. It is sad but true how people are so persecuted…even in our own country. No one should hate others because of race or ethnic origin. Those who say the opposite are not sane. Everyone in our beloved country came from somewhere. Think about that…Mr. T. even your ancestors came from somewhere. STOP THE HATE!

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