Fiddler on the Roof Revival, Starring Danny Burstein, Announces Theatre, Opening Date and Creative Team | Playbill

News Fiddler on the Roof Revival, Starring Danny Burstein, Announces Theatre, Opening Date and Creative Team
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 Dec. 17 at the Broadway Theatre.

An Equity casting notice had previously reported that the revival would open on Broadway Jan. 10, 2016. The show's start date remains Nov. 17 with rehearsals beginning Sept. 28.

Producers Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel and Jam Theatricals also announced the show's creative team May 26.

The production will feature scenic design by Tony Award nominee Michael Yeargan (The King and I), costume design by Tony nominee Catherine Zuber (The King and I) and lighting design by Tony nominee Donald Holder (The King and I). Fiddler on the Roof will be their fifth Broadway production working with director Bartlett Sher, following South Pacific, Golden Boy, The Bridges of Madison County and The King and I. Sound design is by Scott Lehrer (A Delicate Balance, South Pacific).

As previously reported, Tony Award winner Sher (South Pacific) is to helm the fall 2015 revival, which will star five-time Tony Award nominee Danny Burstein (Cabaret, Golden Boy, South Pacific, Follies, The Drowsy Chaperone).  Further casting and ticket on-sale date will be announced soon.

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.

Music direction and arrangements are by Ted Sperling (The King and I, South Pacific), and casting is by Telsey + Company/Abbie Brady-Dalton. The general manager is Richards/Climan, Inc.

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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