Fiddler on the Roof first opened on Broadway in 1964. It went on to win nine Tony Awards including Best Musical. In 1971, a film version was released. It is currently, the 16th longest running show on Broadway. And now, in December 2018, it opens at the Cadillac Palace Theatre.
It’s 1905 in Imperial Russia. Tevye works as a dairyman in a Jewish community with his wife and five daughters. He arranges for the eldest to be married to the butcher, Lazar Wolf, as recommended by the matchmaker. However, she wants to marry a boy her age, the tailor. This is against Jewish tradition. On top of this, he is dealing with the Tsar who is hostile towards all Jews in Russia and forces them all to only live in the Pale of Settlement in the western part of the country.
Yehezkel Lazarov is incredibly impressive as Tevye. He’s on stage for the majority of the show. He can sing, dance, and act – a true triple threat! He is the leader of a fantastic cast that really shines with expertly choreographed dances and fantastic songs including “Tradition”, “Matchmaker”, and “If I Were a Rich Man”.
It’s funny. It’s dramatic. It’s no wonder this play has been so popular for so long! Get tickets now for Fiddler on the Roof through January 6th!