10 Reasons The New ‘Fiddler’ Is Giving Us Life!

Raise a glass and raise the roof because Broadway’s new hit Fiddler on the Roof is celebrating “Tradition” in its own untraditional ways.

1. You’re not even ready for this new bottle dance.


This Fiddler has all new choreography thanks to Israeli-born Hofesh Schecter. He takes the iconic Jerome Robbins style to places that leave you breathless—and probably the dancers too.

2. They’re a FOL—“Friend of Lin-Manuel”

Hamilton creator and Fiddler super-fan Lin-Manuel Miranda gave the show his blessing.

PS, if you haven’t watched Lin singing “To Life” at his wedding, do it now.

3. This show gives back.

They raised +$30,000 for Flint, Michigan families and matched donations to UNICEF for child refugees.

4. It’s got SYTYCD winner Melanie Moore.

“So You Think You Can Dance” fans already know she’s a gorgeous dancer, BUT…

…Melanie’s proving she’s a real triple-threat as Chava.


5. They brought the funny with Colbert.

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The late night funnyman joined the cast for a must-watch medley of “Matchmaker,” “Tradition,” and “To Life.”

6. Sheldon Harnick is a living legend.

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Fiddler’s lyricist is racking up all the Lifetime Achievement Awards this season—the Tony Award, the Drama Desk AND the Drama League.

7. Beards on fleek.

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This cast gets major style points for helping to make 2016 the year of the beard. *swoon* Catch us a catch!

8. The fiddler is fly and flies.


This is not a drill. Miracle of miracles!

9. Social from sunrise to sunset.

Instagram: @ben_rappaport / Via Ben Rappaport Official Instagram

From their weekly Periscope seshes to Dubsmash silliness, this cast is always having fun with fans online. Do you “like” them? @FiddlerBroadway

10. Danny Burstein keeps racking up Tony noms.

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Our very own Tevye just got nominated for his sixth Tony Award. Werk.

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