Jessica Hecht and Adam Kantor Join Cast of Broadway's Fiddler on the Roof

News   Jessica Hecht and Adam Kantor Join Cast of Broadway's Fiddler on the Roof
 
Producers Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel and Jam Theatricals announced that Tony nominee Jessica Hecht (A View From the Bridge, The Last Night of Ballyhoo) and Adam Kantor (The Last Five Years, Next to Normal, Rent) have joined the cast of the upcoming Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof, which will begin previews Nov. 12 prior to an official opening Dec. 17 at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway).

Hecht will play the role of Golde with Kantor as Motel. The actors join previously announced five-time Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award winner Danny Burstein as Tevye.

Jessica Hecht
Jessica Hecht

The production will be directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher with choreography by Hofesh Shechter, inspired by the original work of Jerome Robbins. Tony winner Ted Sperling is the musical director.

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.

Additional casting will be announced shortly.

Tickets are now on sale via Telecharge.com or by phone at (212) 239-6200.

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