Known for tough-guy roles in "Goodfellas," "The Firm," "Nixon," "Dick Tracy" and TV's "Law & Order," Sorvino is also noted for his singing voice and has appeared in operas. Sorvino was Tony Award nominated for That Championship Season, and had the title role in the original pre-Broadway production of the musical, The Baker's Wife (a recording with members of the tryout company is known to fans of the Stephen Schwartz score).
Fiddler, the beloved musical about changing traditions in a Russian-Jewish town, is currently being seen in a Broadway revival unrelated to the North Carolina run. Harvey Fierstein plays Tevye on Broadway.
The book is by Joseph Stein, music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. The 1964 show was based on tales and characters created by Sholom Aleichem.
The North Carolina company also includes Carolann Page as Golde, Tim Caudle as Lazar Wolf, Pauline Cobrda as Yente, Hannah Goetz as Bielke, Vinny Genna, Keith Gerchak as Motel, Mara Howard-Williams, Michael Hunsaker as Perchik, Heather Patterson King as Fruma Sarah, Stas Kmiec, Cary Michele Miller as Chava, Julie Olver as Grandma, Joel Rainey, Taylor Slay as Sprintze, Justin Schwartz, Tom Sellwood as Fydeka, Alex Tobey, Tim Wiest as Rabbi, Charlie Williams and Carmen Yurich.
Greg Ganakas directs. Ken Daigle choreographs.
For ticket information, call (919) 831-6950 or visit www.nctheatre.com.