Last month, in my review of Something Rotten (which was excellent and I highly recommend), I wrote that I believed that there was a dearth of new ideas in Hollywood and on Broadway. I had hoped that Something Rotten would be opening the door to new ideas and new stories instead of the same revivals year after year.
Then I saw that Fiddler On The Roof was coming back to Broadway.
My heart sank a little.
Don’t get me wrong, I love Fiddler On The Roof. I’ve long since memorized the songs and the screenplay. While it is set in a specific time and place with a specific group of people, there are elements within the story and characters that can be applied to any place and time.
I just wish that instead of another revival that only returned to Broadway eleven years ago, that a new voice with a new story to tell might have been given the opportunity to see their vision become a reality.