Broadway’s ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ Finds Its Tevye

Danny Burstein Fiddler on the Roof
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The upcoming Broadway revival of musical “Fiddler on the Roof” has landed its Tevye, with five-time Tony nominee Danny Burstein set to play the lead in one of musical theater’s most iconic titles.

Bartlett Sher, the director of the “Fiddler” revival, has worked with Burstein in both “South Pacific” and “Golden Boy,” and the actor’s other recent credits include “Follies,” “The Snow Geese” and the Roundabout’s current staging of “Cabaret.”

Produced by the busy duo of Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel (“You Can’t Take It With You,” “Wolf Hall,” “The Heidi Chronicles”) along with frequent producing partner Jam Theatricals, “Fiddler” has set a timeline that sees rehearsal begin Sept. 28, 2015, ahead of a Nov. 17, 2015 start for previews. The exact venue has yet to be determined, pending theater availability as shows drop out and join the slate over the coming season.

With music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and book by Joseph Stein, the 1964 musical “Fiddler” is one of the most often-revived tuners in the Broadway catalog. The latest Rialto staging opened in 2004 with Alfred Molina as Tevye.

The upcoming production will have choreography by Hofesh Shechter, based on Jerome Robbins’ original choreography.

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