Fiddler On The Roof Revival Sets Broadway Dates
Broadway might be in the height of its spring season with openings day after day and the Tony Award nominations less than a month from now. However, that’s not stopping producers as they look full steam ahead into the 2015-16 Broadway season. 50 years after the original debuted on Broadway, the Great White Way will see the return of one of the most beloved musicals of all time. Fiddler on the Roof, which tells the story of Tevye and his family as their lives are uprooted, is slated to return to New York next season. Today, Luner on Theatre brings you the exciting news that the upcoming revival of Fiddler on the Roof is one step closer to Broadway!
Producers of the upcoming revival of Fiddler On The Roof have set their dates for Broadway. The revival, which will be the production’s fifth, is set to begin previews on November 17th, 2015 and officially open on January 10th, 2016. There is no official theatre for the production at this time. Producers also announced rehearsals for the show would begin on September 28th. Overall, there is not very much known about the revival at this time. We do know this revival will be based off of the original conception and choreography of Jerome Robbins who won a Tony Award for both when the show debuted on Broadway in 1965.
The musical revival is set to be led by five-time Tony Award nominee Danny Burnstein (Pictured Above Left) as Tevye. Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher is set to direct the production with Israeli-born artist Hofesh Shechter as choreographer. Ted Sperling will serve as the production’s musical director. Telsey + Company/Abbie Brady-Dalton is providing casting for the production while Richards/Climan, Inc. is serving as the general manager. Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel and Steve Traxler will produce.
Fiddler on the Roof is no stranger to Broadway. As mentioned above, this will be the fifth time the show has been revived on the Great White Way. The original production debuted in 1964 at the Imperial Theatre. The production moved twice moving to the Majestic Theatre in 1967 and then the Broadway Theatre in 1970. The production broke the record to become the longest running musical in Broadway history. It was also Jerome Robbins last original staging of a Broadway production. It was nominated for a 10 Tony awards and went on to win nine of them including Best Musical. The musical has seen revivals in 1976 at the Winter Garden Theatre, 1981 at Lincoln Center’s New York State Theatre, 1990 at the Gershwin Theatre and 2004 at the Minskoff Theatre. The latest revival in 2004 was nominated for six Tony Awards but did not win any.
A Fiddler On The Roof? A show that is truly no stranger to Broadway. Just 50 years after the original debuted on Broadway, New York is scheduled once again to see a revival of the classic musical beloved by so many. It’s only been a decade since the last revival production which ran for just over 2 years. So what is it exactly about this musical that people just can’t seem to get enough of? I mean, this will be the fifth revival of this show while some musicals have only ever seen one revival and some never have. Fiddler is about family. It’s about a changing world. It’s about being able to adapt to our changing world while not losing where we come from. I feel that in today’s world, Fiddler on the Roof might find more relevance than ever before. People around the world are being uprooted from their homes, forced into changing their traditions and far too often facing deadly consequences if they refuse to do so. Fiddler touches on how we struggle to change after so long of a certain habit while reminding us we can remain close while growing separately. It will definitely be a bookmark for our shattered world dealing with conflict in every corner of the globe.
Mark your calendars as a Broadway classic sets its return dates! Luner on Theatre will be sure to keep you posted as Fiddler On The Roof announces more details regarding its upcoming Broadway revival ranging from casting to which theatre it will play and more! At this time, there is currently no official website of social media presence for the slated revival. Until then, be sure to check out the rest of Luner on Theatre for all your theatre news you don’t only need but want to know!