Adam Kantor (Motel) and Alexandra Silber (Tzeitel) have recorded “Dear Sweet Sewing Machine," marking the first time this song will be on an official Fiddler cast album. The song was written originally for Fiddler on the Roof by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, but was ultimately cut from the show after its first few previews out of town in Detroit. Harnick gave his approval when the opportunity arose to record it, as it remains a favorite song of his. New orchestrations for the song were written by Oran Eldor.
This is the second bonus track announced for the upcoming cast album. As previously reported, famed violinist Itzhak Perlman has recorded "Excerpts from Fiddler on the Roof," arranged by John Williams.
The new Broadway cast recording will be released March 18 and will be available to purchase at The Broadway Theatre beginning March 8. To pre-order the recording, visit the label's website. The album is being produced by David Lai, Ted Sperling and Louise Gund.
Burstein is joined onstage by Tony nominee Jessica Hecht (A View From the Bridge, “Breaking Bad,” The Last Night of Ballyhoo) as Golde, Jenny Rose Baker (Annie Get Your Gun) as Shprintze, Michael C. Bernardi as Mordcha, Adam Dannheisser (Rock of Ages, The Coast of Utopia) as Lazar Wolf, Hayley Feinstein (Shrek The Musical, national tour) as Bielke, Mitch Greenberg (It Shoulda Been You) as Yussel and the Beggar, Adam Grupper (The Addams Family) as the Rabbi, Adam Kantor (The Last Five Years, Next to Normal, Rent) as Motel, Karl Kenzler (You Can’t Take It With You, Mary Poppins) as the Constable, Alix Korey (All Shook Up, Chicago) as Yente, Jesse Kovarsky as The Fiddler, Samantha Massell (La Boheme) as Hodel, Melanie Moore (Finding Neverland, “So You Think You Can Dance”) as Chava, George Psomas (South Pacific) as Avram, Ben Rappaport (“Mr. Robot,” Picnic) as Perchik, Nick Rehberger (The Glass Menagerie) as Fyedka, Jeffrey Schecter (A Chorus Line, Nice Work if You Can Get It) as Mendel, Alexandra Silber (Master Class) as Tzeitel, Jessica Vosk (The Bridges of Madison County) as Fruma Sarah, Lori Wilner (The Assembled Parties) as Grandma Tzeitel, Aaron Young as Sasha and Jennifer Zetlan (Metropolitan Opera) as Shaindel.
The ensemble features Julie Benko, Eric Bourne, Stephen Carrasco (Kinky Boots), Eric Chambliss, Jacob Guzman (Newsies), Reed Luplau, Brandt Martinez (Aladdin), Matt Moisey, Sarah Parker, Marla Phelan (Sleep No More), Tess Primack, Silvia Vrskova and Jonathan Royse Windham.
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