Fiddler on the Roof Revival, Starring Danny Burstein, Sets Broadway Opening Date

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The fifth Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof, the musical theatre masterpiece that tells the story of Jewish milkman Tevye, who strives to maintain "Tradition" as he sees his three oldest daughters fall in love, will open Jan. 10, 2016, according to an Equity casting notice.

Danny Burstein
Danny Burstein

As previously reported, Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher (South Pacific) is to helm the fall 2015 revival, which will be produced by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel and Steve Traxler. Five-time Tony Award nominee Danny Burstein (Cabaret, Golden Boy, South Pacific, Follies, The Drowsy Chaperone) is slated to star. 

Performances will begin on Broadway Nov. 17, but no theatre for the revival has been announced. Rehearsals are to begin Sept. 28.

The casting notice also states that musical direction will be by Ted Sperling, and casting is by Telsey + Company/Abbie Brady-Dalton. The general manager is Richards/Climan, Inc.

Representatives for the production have not responded to Playbill.com's request for additional details.

The revival will be based on the original conception and choreography of Jerome Robbins, who won a 1965 Tony Award for his direction and choreography of the musical, and will feature choreography by Israeli-born artist Hofesh Shechter.

The musical was last revived on Broadway in 2004 and starred Tony nominee Alfred Molina and Tony winner Randy Graff. Added to that Fiddler was a new song, written by Jerry Bock (music) and Sheldon Harnick (lyrics), called "Topsy-Turvy," an animated moment for Yente, the matchmaker, and the village women in Act Two.

The original production, which also features a book by Joseph Stein, opened on Broadway in 1964 and took home nine Tonys, including Best Musical.

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