Broadway's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Finds New 'Fruma-Sarah'
Producers have announced that Fiddler on the Roof's Jessica Vosk will haunt Tevye's last dream on Sunday, August 7th, and Wicked's, Dee Roscioli will assume the role of Fruma-Sarah beginning Thursday, August 11th at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway, at 53rd Street).Jessica Vosk announced the news of her departure earlier this month on Facebook saying, "Fiddler has become one of the most important moments of my life thus far. And while it's all quite a whirlwind, I look forward to the next stop on the journey, and I can't wait to share it with you soon! And come visit me before I go y'all!!".Dee Roscioli is known best for her performances as Elphaba in the Broadway, Chicago, San Francisco, and national touring productions of the musical Wicked. Fiddler on the Roof began previews at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway, at 53rd Street) on November 20, 2015 and officially opened on Sunday, December 20, 2015. Fiddler on the Roof will play its final performance on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. A beloved theatrical classic from Tony Award-winner Joseph Stein, and Pulitzer Prize- winners Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, Fiddler on the Roof is directed by Tony Award-winner Bartlett Sher (South Pacific, The King and I); choreographed by the acclaimed Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter; inspired by the original choreography of Jerome Robbins; and has musical direction by Ted Sperling. Fiddler on the Roof, which boast a cast of 40 actors and an orchestra of 23 musicians, was nominated for three 2016 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Revival, Best Choreography (Hofesh Shechter) and Best Actor in a Musical (Danny Burstein). Additionally, Fiddler on the Roof took home two Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Director of a Musical (Bart Sher) and Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Danny Burstein). Burstein was also awarded the Outer Critics Circle Award for the Outstanding Actor in a Musical. Fiddler on the Roof is the heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and life, love and laughter. This classic musical is rich with Broadway hits, including "To Life (L'Chaim!)," "If I Were A Rich Man," "Sunrise Sunset," "Matchmaker, Matchmaker," and "Tradition." The cast of Fiddler on the Roof features six-time Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-winner Danny Burstein as Tevye, Tony-nominee Jessica Hecht as Golde, Jenny Rose Baker, Michael C. Bernardi, Hayley Feinstein, Mitch Greenberg, Adam Grupper, Adam Kantor, Karl Kenzler, Alix Korey, Samantha Massell, Melanie Moore, George Psomas, Ben Rappaport, Nick Rehberger, Jeffrey Schecter, Alexandra Silber and Steven Skybell. The ensemble features Jill Abramotiz, Julie Benko, Stephen Carrasco, Eric Chambliss, Ben Cherry, Austin Goodwin, Jacob Guzman, Jesse Kovarsky, Reed Luplau, Brandt Martinez, Stephanie Lynne Mason, Zach McNally, Matt Moisey, Sarah Parker, Marla Phelan, Tess Primack, Jessica Vosk, Silvia Vrskova, Jonathan Royse Windham, Andrew Wojtal, Aaron Young and Jennifer Zetlan. Fiddler on the Roof has scenic design by Michael Yeargan (Tony Award-nominee, The King and I), costume design by Catherine Zuber (Tony Award-winner, The King and I), lighting design by Donald Holder (Tony Award-nominee, The King and I), sound design by Scott Lehrer (Tony Award-winner, South Pacific), and hair and wig design by Tom Watson. Casting is by Telsey + Co./Abbie Brady Dalton. Fiddler on the Roof is presented on Broadway by Jeffrey Richards, JAM Theatricals, Louise Gund and Jerry Frankel.
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