Broadway's Fiddler on the Roof Starring Danny Burstein Sets Opening Date
Broadway's previously announced upcoming revival of the Fiddler on the Roof, starring five-time Tony Award nominee Danny Burstein (Cabaret), has an official opening date, according to an Equity casting notice posted on Backstage.com. The production, which is set to begin previews November 17, is now scheduled to open on January 10, 2016. No Broadway house or further casting has yet been revealed.
The production, which is produced by Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel, will be directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher (The King and I). Fiddler will be choreographed by Hofesh Shechter based on the original by Jerome Robbins.
Based on the stories of Sholom Alecheim, Fiddler on the Roof features a book by Joseph Stein and a score by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick. It tells the tale of Tevye the milkman, who tries to hold on to "tradition" as the world around him and his family in the little village of Anatevka changes.
This staging marks the fourth collaboration between Burstein and Sher, who have previously worked together on projects including South Pacific, Golden Boy, and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.