Comparative Fiddling: The New Revival of Fiddler on the Roof

3/18 #TonyAwards2016

As the @TonyAwards approach, I thought #Frontmezzjunkies should repost all the reviews of all the main best plays/musicals/revivals in all four categories and list their nominations. So here it goes.
Day 3 of 18

@Fiddler on the Roof

Up for 3 #TonyAwards

Including:
Best Revival of a Musical
Best Leading Actor – #DannyBurstein
Best Choreography – #HofeshShechter

Here’s what I had to say about it back in the fall.

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13908_show_portrait_largeComparative Fiddling: The New Revival of Fiddler on the Roof

Sounds crazy? 

by Ross

So, my first confession of this review is that I love the movie, Fiddler on the Roof, made in 1971. And when I say “I love it”, I mean, I really really love that film. I can sing it word for word. I can hear the songs being sung by the gifted cast of this film directed by Norman Jewison starring Topol as Tevye.  His emotional voice, his tender face, and his exceptional performance are etched in my memory and will last a lifetime. In my mind, he is perfection.  As is Norma Crane as Golde (although I think she looked a bit too glamorous in the film), her voice speaks to me in its beauty and earthiness, especially during the lovely “Sabbath Prayer”. It is very difficult to quiet those voices in my head from…

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