Broadway's Fiddler on the Roof Changes Preview and Opening Dates; More Casting Announced

News   Broadway's Fiddler on the Roof Changes Preview and Opening Dates; More Casting Announced
 
The forthcoming revival of the classic American musical Fiddler on the Roof has announced additional casting and has pushed back the start of performances by a week.

Previews, which were scheduled to begin Nov. 12, will now start Nov. 20. The opening night, originally set for Dec. 17, is now scheduled for Dec. 20 at the Broadway Theatre.

Newly added to the cast: Jenny Rose Baker (Annie Get Your Gun) will play Shprintze, Michael Bernardi will play Mordcha, Jennifer Zetlan will play Shaindel, and Matt Moisey and Tess Primack have joined the ensemble.

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They will join previously announced five-time Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award winner Danny Burstein (Cabaret, Golden Boy, Follies, South Pacific) as Tevye, Tony nominee Jessica Hecht (A View From the Bridge“Breaking Bad,” The Last Night of Ballyhoo) as Golde, Adam Kantor (The Last Five YearsNext to NormalRent) as Motel, Alix Korey (The Wild Party, The Pirates of Penzance) as Yente, Samantha Massell (La Boheme) as Hodel, Ben Rappaport (“Mr. Robot,” Picnic) as Perchik, Alexandra Silber (Master Class) as Tzeitel, Adam Dannheisser (Rock of AgesThe Coast of Utopia) as Lazar Wolf, Karl Kenzler (You Can’t Take It With YouMary Poppins) as the Constable, Melanie Moore (Finding Neverland, “So You Think You Can Dance”) as Chava, Nick Rehberger (The Glass Menagerie) as Fyedka, Jessica Vosk as Fruma Sarah, Aaron Young as Sasha and Eric BourneJacob Guzman (Newsies), Reed LuplauBrandt Martinez (Aladdin), Sarah Parker, Marla Phelan (Sleep No More), George Psomas (South Pacific), Julie Benko, Jesse Kovarsky, Silvia Vrskova and Jonathan Royse Windham in the ensemble. 

Danny Burstein
Danny Burstein

Bartlett Sher, who most recently helmed the 2015 Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of The King and I, will direct with choreography by Hofesh Shechter, inspired by the original choreography of Jerome Robbins, and musical direction by  Ted Sperling.

Fiddler on the Roof has a book by Joseph Stein, music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. The original Broadway production of the show, which opened in 1964, had the first musical theatre run to surpass 3,000 performances. The show won the 1965 Tony Award for Best Musical. The production will also have scenic design by Michael Yeargan, costume design by Catherine Zuber and lighting design by Donald Holder. Fiddler on the Roof will be their fifth Broadway production working with Sher. Sound design is by Scott Lehrer; casting is by Telsey + Co./Abbie Brady Dalton.

Tickets are now on sale via Telecharge.com or by phone at (212) 239-6200. The Telecharge number and link can also be used to arrange refunds or exchanges if you bought tickets for the first week of previews.

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