Growing up, I watched the Fiddler on the Roof hundreds of times. When I found out that it was coming back to Broadway, I couldn’t help but jump for Joy. I was so excited! Luckily, I had the opportunity to see it with a friend a couple of weeks ago. If you have the chance to see a Broadway show in New York soon, you should definitely consider Fiddler on the Roof as a show for the whole family. It did not disappoint.
I’m going to assume that everyone knows the story of Fiddler, but for those who don’t, here’s the quick version: in the small Russian village of Anatevka lives a poor simple milkman named Tevye, who is a religious Jew with a wife and five daughters. The story follows him trying to marry off his three oldest girls, while struggling to hold on to tradition and deal with the anti Semitic government that threatens the whole Jewish community.
Danny Burstein leads as Tevye and he does a fantastic job. I especially enjoyed his “If I Were a Rich Man,” and his dancing. He was so energetic and lively. I also liked how he kept quoting the “good book”. His performance was both humorous and heartfelt, and he leads the show wonderfully.