'Fiddler on the Roof' Announces Additional Casting

August 05, 2015


Producers Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, and Jam Theatricals are thrilled to announce ADAM DANNHEISSER, who was recently seen as Dennis in Rock of Ages and as Karl Marx in The Coast of Utopia, has joined the cast of Fiddler on the Roof as Lazar Wolf. KARL KENZLER, who recently played IRS agent Henderson in You Can't Take It With You and George Banks in Mary Poppins, will play the Constable; and MELANIE MOORE , who is currently playing Peter Pan in Finding Neverland and is the season eight winner of "So You Think You Can Dance," will play Chava.

In addition, NICK REHBERGER (The Glass Menagerie) will play Fyedka, and ERIC BOURNE, JACOB GUZMAN (Newsies), REED LUPLAU, BRANDT MARTINEZ (Aladdin), SARAH FAYE PARKER, MARLA PHELAN (Sleep No More), GEORGE PSOMAS (South Pacific), and JONATHAN ROYSE WINDHAM will join the cast in the ensemble.

Performances will begin on Thursday, November 12, 2015, with an official opening night on Thursday, December 17, 2015, at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). Rehearsals will start on Monday, September 28, 2015. Tickets are now on sale via Telecharge.com or by phone at (212) 239-6200.

The newly announced cast joins previously announced five-time Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle Award winner Danny Burstein (Cabaret, Golden Boy, Follies, South Pacific) who will step into the iconic role of Tevye, Tony nominee Jessica Hecht (A View From the Bridge, "Breaking Bad," The Last Night of Ballyhoo) as Golde, and Adam Kantor (The Last Five Years, Next to Normal, Rent) as Motel. Further casting to be announced.

Fiddler on the Roof will be directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher, who most recently helmed the 2015 Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of The King and I. Sher has directed Burstein on Broadway in the revivals of Golden Boy, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and South Pacific. It will be choreographed by Hofesh Shechter, inspired by the original choreography of Jerome Robbins, and the music director will be Ted Sperling (The King and I, South Pacific).

Fiddler on the Roof has 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 in history to surpass 3,000 performances. The show won the 1965 Tony Award for Best Musical in addition to eight other Tony Awards that year.

The design team includes scenic design by Michael Yeargan (Tony Award nominee, The King and I), costume design by Catherine Zuber (Tony Award winner, The King and I), and lighting design by Donald Holder (Tony Award nominee, The King and I). Fiddler on the Roof will be their 5th Broadway production working with Sher, after South Pacific, Golden Boy, The Bridges of Madison County, and The King and I. Sound design is by Scott Lehrer (A Delicate Balance, South Pacific). Casting is by Telsey + Co./Abbie Brady Dalton.

Rediscover the joy as a Broadway tradition returns: Fiddler on the Roof. Tony-winning director Bartlett Sher and the team behind Lincoln Center's productions of South Pacific and The King and I bring a fresh and authentic vision to this beloved theatrical masterpiece from Tony winner Joseph Stein and Pulitzer Prize winners Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick. The original production won ten Tony Awards including a special Tony for becoming the longest-running Broadway musical of all time-and now you can be there when the sun rises on this new production starring Tony nominees Danny Burstein and Jessica Hecht with stunning movement and dance from acclaimed Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter based on the original staging by Jerome Robbins. A wonderful cast and a lavish orchestra tell this heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and the timeless traditions that define faith and family. Featuring the Broadway classics "To Life (L'Chaim!)," "If I Were A Rich Man," "Sunrise Sunset," "Matchmaker, Matchmaker," and "Tradition," Fiddler On the Roof will introduce a new generation to this uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!

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