Wednesday, May 18, 2022

REVIEW: Broadway Revival of Fiddler on the Roof One Week Only at Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre May 17 - May 22, 2022.

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The Company of the North American Tour of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
All photos by Joan Marcus


By Bonnie Kenaz-Mara

The Tony Award®-nominated Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof is a multigenerational crowd pleaser and a must see. The dance numbers by acclaimed Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter are fantastic and the dream scene is a macabre delight with creepy masks, elongated fingers, and a far larger than life Fruma Sarah. 

The Company of the North American Tour of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

The sets are simple yet effective and the entire cast shines in this high energy crowd pleaser with timeless themes of love, loss, family, and community. Yehezkel Lazarov is a particular stand out as Tevye, punching up the humor in an endearing, charismatic way.

Yehezkel Lazarov (Tevye) 

The Company of the North American Tour of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

Fiddler on the Roof holds a special place in my heart since I was cast in my high school's production. Decades later my daughter's school performed Fiddler on the Roof, and as a limber gymnast she was cast as The Fiddler, and did the Russian dance and the bottle danced. 

Ali Arian Molaei (The Fiddler) and the Company

Scott Willits (Villager) and Eddieomar Gonzalez-Castillo (Villager)and Honza Relichovsky 

The musical Fiddler on the Roof is based on the story "Tevye and his Daughters" written by Sholem Aleichem in 1905 (and set then). Jerry Block and Sheldon Harnick wrote the musical version in 1964, yet as the decades pass this show still has staying power and universal appeal. It's amazing how little has changed, with Russia once again invading and attacking small towns in Ukraine near Kiev, the region where Fiddler on the Roof is set. We were pleased that during the curtain call, the cast dedicated this run to the people of the Ukraine who are still evacuating their homes and fleeing as refugees.  Don't miss this short, 8 performance Chicago run. Fiddler on the Roof is recommended.

Noa Luz Barenblat (Chava) and Kelly Gabrielle Murphy (Tzeitel) and Ruthy Froch (Hodel)

Bonnie is a Chicago based writer, theatre critic, photographer, videographer, actress, artist and Mama. She owns two websites where she publishes frequently: (adult) & (family friendly). 

The Company of the North American Tour of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF


-New York Magazine

Broadway In Chicago announced that tickets for the tour of the Tony Award®-nominated Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof are now on sale and range in price from $31 - $111 with a select number of premium tickets available. Fiddler on the Roof will play eight performances at Broadway In Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph St.) from May 17 through May 22, 2022. Individual tickets are available at Tickets are available now for groups of 10 or more by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710 or emailing

Yehezkel Lazarov (Tevye) and Andrew Hendrick (Lazar Wolf)


-The New York Times

A beloved theatrical classic from Tony-winner Joseph Stein and Pulitzer Prize winners Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, this critically acclaimed production is directed by Tony Award®-winner Bartlett Sher (To Kill a Mockingbird, South Pacific, The King and I) and choreographed by the acclaimed Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter. 

Noa Luz Barenblat (Chava) and Jack O'Brien (Fyedka)

Fiddler on the Roof is the heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and life, love and laughter. This classic musical is rich with Broadway hits, including “To Life (L’Chaim!),” “If I Were A Rich Man,” "Sunrise, Sunset,” "Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” and “Tradition.”

Kelly Gabrielle Murphy (Tzeitel) and Daniel Kushner (Motel) 


-Time Out New York

Ruthy Froch (Hodel) and Solomon Reynolds (Perchik)

The cast features Israeli theatre and film star Yehezkel Lazarov as Tevye joined by Maite Uzal as Golde, Andrew Hendrick as Lazar Wolf, Brooke Wetterhahn as Yente, Kelly Gabrielle Murphy as Tzeitel, Ruthy Froch as Hodel, Noa Luz Barenblat as Chava, Daniel Kushner as Motel, Solomon Reynolds as Perchik, Jack O’Brien as Fyedka and Jason Thomas Sofge as Constable. 

The ensemble includes Danny Arnold, Nick Berke, Andrea Marie Bush, Morgan Cohen, David Scott Curtis, Eddieomar Gonzalez-Castillo, Ansley Grace Hamilton, Jenna Harwood, Jonathan Hashmonay, James Jude Johnson, Elliot Lazar, Randa Meierhenry, Carlye Messman, Ali Arian Molaei, Jacob Nahor, Max O’Connell, Carly Post, Lauren Blair Smith, Alex Stone, Rosie Webber, Scott Willits and Audrey Rose Young.

The Company of the North American Tour of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF


-Chicago Sun-Times

The original Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof, which opened in 1964, was the first musical in history to surpass 3,000 performances. The show won the 1965 Tony Award for Best Musical in addition to eight other Tony Awards that year. This acclaimed revival proudly introduces a new generation to the iconic musical adored across the globe.

The Company of the North American Tour of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF


-NY Daily News

Fiddler on the Roof has musical supervision by Tony Award®-winner Ted Sperling, scenic design by Tony Award®-winner Michael Yeargan, costume design by Tony Award®-winner Catherine Zuber, lighting design by Tony Award®-winner Donald Holder, sound design by Tony Award®-winner Scott Lehrer and Alex Neumann and hair and wig design by Tom Watson. Casting is by Jason Styres, CSA.  

The Company of the North American Tour of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF 


Tuesday, May 17 at 7:30 pm

Wednesday, May 18 at 2 pm & 7:30 pm

Thursday, May 189 at 7:30 pm

Friday, May 20 at 7:30 pm

Saturday, May 21 at 2 pm and 8 pm

Sunday, May 22 at 2 pm

 Yehezkel Lazarov (Tevye) and Maite Uzal (Golde)


Broadway In Chicago was created in July 2000 and over the past 22 years has grown to be one of the largest commercial touring homes in the country.  A Nederlander Presentation, Broadway In Chicago lights up the Chicago Theater District entertaining more than 1.7 million people annually in five theatres. Broadway In Chicago presents a full range of entertainment, including musicals and plays, on the stages of five of the finest theatres in Chicago’s Loop including the Cadillac Palace Theatre, CIBC Theatre, James M. Nederlander Theatre, and just off the Magnificent Mile, the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place and presenting Broadway shows at the Auditorium Theatre.

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