“BROADWAY’S FAVORITE MUSICAL”
– NY Daily News
“ENTIRELY FRESH, FUNNY AND GORGEOUS. A REASON FOR CELEBRATION!”
-New York Magazine
– The New York Times
– Time Out New York
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is proud to present the Philadelphia engagement of the Tony Award® nominated Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof on October 23 – October 28, 2018 at the Academy of Music on the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus. Part of the Kimmel Center’s 2018-19 Broadway Philadelphia series, the tour will launch October 17, 2018 in Syracuse, New York at Landmark Theatre.
I was able to surprise my mom with amazing seats to see the performance on Tuesday, October 23rd, opening night! We were greeted by the Mummers outside the theater! Total added bonus! Fiddler on the Roof is one of my mom’s favorite shows, has been for decades. She was elated when she got in the car and I told her where we were headed. Her favorite part, that while it was all TRADITIONALLY the same, there were differences in certain scenes, such as the dream scene. The choreography was unbelievable and the acting and singing were phenomenal. We had an amazing time and highly recommend others catch this performance while it’s still in town!
“What a thrill it is to return one of the most classic Broadway musicals of all time to Philadelphia,” said Ed Cambron, Executive Vice President of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. “With a brand new touring cast, audiences will again fall in love with this wonderful musical score and the rich ‘tradition’ that Fiddler brings to the stage.”
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.”
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.
A beloved theatrical classic from Tony Award winner Joseph Stein and Pulitzer Prize winners Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, Fiddler on the Roof is directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher (South Pacific, The King and I); choreographed by the acclaimed Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter; inspired by the original choreography of Jerome Robbins; and has musical direction by Ted Sperling.
Fiddler on the Roof has scenic design by Michael Yeargan (Tony Award-nominee, The King and I); costume design by Catherine Zuber (Tony Award-winner, The King and I); lighting design by Donald Holder (Tony Award-nominee, The King and I); sound design by Scott Lehrer (Tony Award-winner, South Pacific); and hair and wig design by Tom Watson.
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
Academy of Music on the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus
Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Friday, October 26, 2018 at 8:00 pm
Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm
Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 1:00 pm and 6:30 pm
Tickets are on sale now and start at $20.00. Tickets can be purchased by calling (215) 893-1999, visiting www.kimmelcenter.org, or at the Kimmel Center Box Office. Group sales are available for groups of 10 or more and can be purchased by calling (215) 790-5883. More information at www.kimmelcenter.org.
The Shubert Organization
For more than 100 years, The Shubert Organization has been in the forefront of the American theatre. Under the leadership of Philip J. Smith, Chairman, and Robert E. Wankel, President, the Shubert Organization owns and operates 17 Broadway theatres and six Off-Broadway venues, as well as the Forrest Theatre in Philadelphia. The company has produced and co-produced hundreds of plays and musicals, including the original Broadway production of CATS, Dreamgirls, Sunday in the Park with George, Amadeus, The Real Thing, The Grapes of Wrath, Equus, The Elephant Man, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, School of Rock The Musical, and The Humans. The Shubert Organization is proud of its ongoing refurbishment program for its theatres, seeking to preserve the historic character while modernizing them to accommodate the needs of today’s audiences.
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, the Kimmel Center’s mission is to operate a world-class performing arts center that engages and serves a broad audience through diverse programming, arts education, and community outreach. The Kimmel Center Campus is comprised of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, SEI Innovation Studio, and the Merck Arts Education Center), the Academy of Music (owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association), and the Merriam Theater. The Kimmel Center is also home to eight Resident Companies: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania Ballet, The Philly POPS, PHILADANCO, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and Curtis Institute of Music. With nearly 9,000 seats per night, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is the region’s most impactful performing arts center, and the second largest in the country. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is the season sponsor of the Kimmel Center’s 2018-2019 Season. American Airlines is the official airline of Broadway Philadelphia. For additional information, visit www.kimmelcenter.org.
Disclaimer: This post was written in exchange for 2 complimentary tickets to see the performance on Tuesday, October 23rd. All opinions are my own.