Life Imitating Art: Proposal at Fiddler On the Roof
Ben Rappaport made his Broadway debut in the Roundabout’s Picnic in 2013. Other stage credits include Sex Lives of Our Parents at Second Stage and The Gingerbread House at Rattlestick. Ben, who starred on a sitcom ("Outsourced") and film-debuted as the son of Tommy Lee Jones and Meryl Streep in "Hope Springs”, is a Julliard graduate.
Megan Kane, who trained at Webster Conservatory, has starred in The Marvelous Wonderettes; God’s Country; The Calico Buffalo; and Hairspray. Other stage credits include Gay Bride of Frankenstein; Junie B. Jones; A Little Night Music; A Christmas Carol and Kiss Me Kate.
Bartlett Sher, who helmed the 2015 Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of The King and I, directs with choreography by Hofesh Shechter, inspired by the original choreography of Jerome Robbins, and musical direction by Ted Sperling.
Previews for the musical that concerns changing traditions in the Russian-Jewish village of Anatevka in the early 20th century began Nov. 20.
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.
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 also has scenic design by Michael Yeargan, costume design by Catherine Zuber and lighting design by Donald Holder. Fiddler on the Roof marks these designers' fifth Broadway production working with Sher. Sound design is by Scott Lehrer; casting is by Telsey + Co./Abbie Brady Dalton; dance arrangements are by Oran Eldor.
The classic score features "To Life," "If I Were a Rich Man," "Sunrise, Sunset," "Matchmaker, Matchmaker" and "Tradition," among others.
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