Fiddler on the Roof BROADWAY REVIEWS

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  • Opening Night:
    February 26, 2004
    Closing:
    January 8, 2006

    Theater: Minskoff Theatre / 200 W. 45th St., New York, NY, 10036

    Synopsis: 

    Set in the small Russian village of Anatevka on the eve of the Russian revolution, the show tells the humorous and heartbreaking story of the dairyman Tevye, who is trying to maintain the simplicities of his traditional life while his five daughters are quickly growing up. Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick’s score features such Broadway classics as "If I Were a Rich Man," "Sunrise, Sunset," "Matchmaker Matchmaker," and "Tradition."

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Fiddler on the Roof

    A Cozy Little McShtetl

    Ben Brantley

    February 27, 2004: THE most animated presence in the prim, pretty new production of ''Fiddler on the Roof,'' which opened last night at the Minskoff Theater, may well be its title character. No, not the fiddler. The roof. For David Leveaux's handsomely mounted, antiseptically acted revival of this beloved folk musical, which stars a heartbreakingly uneasy Alfred Molina, the designer Tom Pye has created what looks like a free-floating roof to hover over the set. An attractively weather-worn piece of architecture, this roof moves in mysterious ways, ascending and descending throughout the evening, sometimes to distinguish between interior and exterior scenes, sometimes for no obvious reason. It has a willful personality all its own.

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