Fiddler On The Roofhas played Broadway many times and regionally even more since debuting in the '60s, but Tuesday night was our first experience with the show. Of course we knew the famous songs, but we'd never seen it on stage or watched the film.
It was a thrilling and complicated experience.
We were a bit caught off guard with how funny the show is, yet how also sad it is as well.
This production, thankfully, played went for a more serious approach with the casting. The last Broadway revival starred Harvey Fierstein and Rosie O'Donnell.
We can't really imagine either of them in these roles, but…
Danny Burstein is electric as Tevye!
The whole cast is great and this production features some of the best dancing on Broadway! Phenomenal choreography by Hofesh Shechter. And exquisite singing and harmonizing, especially by the daughters!
The theater looked sold out when we saw it, and we expect this Fiddler to have a very long and healthy run. Deservedly!