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FUN HOME's Judy Kuhn to Join FIDDLER ON THE ROOF This Fall

Just announced, four-time Tony Award Nominee Judy Kuhn (Fun Home, She Loves Me, Chess, Les Miserables) will join the cast of Fiddler on the Roof as Golde.

Kuhn will be begin performances on Tuesday, November 22nd and will play through the show's final performance on Saturday, December 31st at 2:00 pm. She takes over the role from Jessica Hecht who is departing the production to prepare for The Price.

Four time Tony Award nominee Judy Kuhn starred on Broadway in the critically acclaimed production of Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron's musical Fun Home directed by Sam Gold which won the 2015 Tony Award for Best Musical. Also on Broadway she starred in The Roundabout's hit revival of She Loves Me, the American premieres of Chessand Les Miserables, Rags as well as Richard Nelson's play Two Shakespearean Actors (Lincoln Center Theatre), Alan Menken & Tim Rice's King David, and the original cast of The Mystery of Edwin Drood (NYSF).

Judy created the role of Helen Bechdel in Fun Home at The Public Theater for which she received a 2014 Lucille Lortel Award. Other recent appearances include The Visit by John Kander, Fred Ebb & Terrance McNally at The Williamstown Theater Festival directed by John Doyle and starring Chita Rivera and Roger Rees. She starred as Fosca in the much lauded production of Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine's Passion directed by John Doyle at the Classic Stage Co. (Drama League Award nomination) and appeared in the inaugural season of Encores! Off-Center in The Cradle Will Rock directed by Sam Gold.

Other theater includes: Three Sisters adapted by Craig Lucas and directed by Bartlett Sher (Intiman), Passion (Kennedy Center's Sondheim Celebration); U.S. premiere of Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles; Ricky Ian Gordon's Sycamore Trees (Helen Hayes Award/Signature Theater); Michael John LaChiusa's The Highest Yellow, Eli's Comin' (Vineyard Theatre/Obie Award); The Ballad of Little Jo (Steppenwolf Theatre Co./Jeff Award Nomination); As Thousand's Cheer (Drama Dept.); Tina Landau and Ricky Ian Gordon's Dream True(Vineyard Theatre); The Glass Menagerie (McCarter Theatre), Martin Guerre(Hartford Stage), and Martha Clarke's Endangered Species (BAM). ). In London's West End she starred in Metropolis (Olivier Award Nomination).

Judy sang the title role in Disney's Pocahontas as well as the in the sequelPocahontas II: Journey To A New World. Other film and television appearances include: Enchanted, "Elementary" (CBS), "Hope & Faith" (ABC), "Law & Order" (NBC), "All My Children" (ABC), "The Secret Life of Mary Margaret..."(HBO), "My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies" (PBS), "The Kennedy Center Honors" (CBS), The Les Miserables 10th Anniversary Concert (PBS), In Performance At The White House (PBS), and the independent feature Day on Fire in which she costarred and performed the soundtrack with John Medeski.

Judy has performed on concert stages around the world including appearances at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Feinstein's at The Regency, The Hollywood Bowl, The Kennedy Center, The Philly Pops Orchestra as well as The Royal Albert Hall and The Hippodrome in London. She can be heard on numerous original cast recordings as well as her solo albums: Rodgers, Rodgers & Guettel (PS Classics); All This Happiness (PS Classics); Serious Playground:The Songs of Laura Nyro (Sh-K-Boom) and Just In Time: Judy Kuhn Sings Jule Styne.

Fiddler on the Roof boasts 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 (Bartlett 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 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. The regular performance schedule is: Tuesdays at 7 PM, Wednesdays at 2 PM and 8 PM, Thursdays at 7 PM. Fridays at 8 PM, Saturdays at 2 PM and 8 PM, and Sundays at 3 PM.

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 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, Adam Dannheisser, Mitch Greenberg, Adam Grupper, Adam Kantor, Karl Kenzler, Alix Korey, Samantha Massell, Melanie Moore, George Psomas, Ben Rappaport, Nick Rehberger, Nerghiz Sarki, Jeffrey Schecter and Alexandra Silber. The ensemble features Jill Abramovitz, Julie Benko, Stephen Carrasco, Eric Chambliss, Ben Cherry, Austin Goodwin, Jacob Guzman, Jesse Kovarsky, Brandt Martinez, Stephanie Lynne Mason, Zach McNally, Matt Moisey, Robbie Nicholson, Sarah Parker, Marla Phelan, Tess Primack, Dee Roscioli, 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.

Photo Credit: Denise Winters



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