New Rep Extends FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Through January 1
New Repertory Theatre has extended Fiddler on the Roof, running December 2, 2016- January 1, 2017 in the Charles Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA.
Tickets are $35-$65 and may be purchased by calling the New Rep Box Office at 617-923-8487 or visiting newrep.org. Student tickets are only $20. Senior and group discounts are also available. Subscription packages that include Fiddler on the Roof are also available.
"Fiddler on the Roof has a much deserved place in the history of musical theatre," says Artistic Director Jim Petosa. "It was first produced at a time when ideas of tradition and cultural identity were in an upheaval. It became a response to the transition that was happening in American culture and continues to resonate today as it examines the traditions of life, communities, and family."
"We're thrilled to welcome back to our stage so many New Rep favorites in our much- anticipated production of Fiddler on the Roof," says Managing Director Harriet Sheets. "We'd also like to welcome back Austin Pendleton. While this is his first time directing for us, he is no stranger to our stage having appeared in Quills, Waiting for Godot, and King Lear. His play, Orson's Shadow, also received its Boston-area premiere during our 2006-2007 season to resounding critical praise, and in 2015 we were honored to present him with New Rep's Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement at our annual Gala."
A spirited revival of the beloved musical, Fiddler on the Roof features Jeremiah Kissel (Broken Glass, The King of Second Avenue, Imagining Madoff) as Tevye, leading a cast of Boston-area favorites in this Tony Award-winning play. Rendered with striking intimacy and simplicity by Tony-nominated director Austin Pendleton, who originated the role of Motel the Tailor on Broadway, this energetic production puts the classic story's fierce heart at the center of the audience experience with its timeless warmth, humor, and honesty.
New Repertory Theatre is the award-winning, professional theatre company in residence at the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown, MA. For over 30 years, New Rep has been a leader of self-produced theatre in greater Boston, producing contemporary and classic dramas, comedies, and musicals in both the 340-seat Charles Mosesian Theater and the 90- seat Black Box Theater. Annually, New Rep serves over 40,000 patrons, including 2,000 season subscribers. In addition to its mainstage productions, New Rep produces Next Voices, a program dedicated to developing new plays with four playwrights through three staged readings and one world premiere production. Under its Lifelong Enrichment Arts Programs (LEAP), New Rep also produces its Classic Repertory Company, Page To Stage, Insider Experiences, and Spotlight Symposium Series.
New Repertory Theatre produces plays that speak powerfully to the essential ideas of our time. Through the passion and electricity of live theater performed to the highest standards of excellence, New Rep expands and challenges the human spirit of both artists and audience. New Rep presents world premieres, contemporary and classic works in several intimate settings. We are committed to education and outreach, including special dedication to the creation of innovative in-school programming and providing access to underserved audiences. New Rep is an active advocate for the arts and a major voice in the national dialogue defining the role of theater in our culture.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Amelia Broome* (Golde) returns to New Repertory Theatre after performing in Master Class. Other credits include A Little Night Music and Steel Magnolias (NextDoor Theatre); Two Wives in India (Boston Playwrights' Theatre); Casting Amanda (Emerson College); Next Fall, Adding Machine: A Musical (BroadwayWorld Award), Jerry Springer the Opera, and The Light in the Piazza (IRNE Award, SpeakEasy Stage Company); Sweeney Todd, Rich Girl, and Kiss Me Kate (Lyric Stage Company); Tea at Five (Worcester Foothills Theatre); and Spring Awakening and My Old Lady (Gloucester Stage Company). Film credits include Edge of Darkness. Ms. Broome earned her MFA at Boston University and is a faculty member at Emerson College. Originally from Georgia, she currently resides in Wilmington, MA.
Victoria Britt* (Chava) return to New Repertory Theatre after performing in The Snow Queen. Area credits include Carnival (Gloucester Stage); Sweeney Todd (Metro Stage Company); and The Fantasticks (Company Theater). Off-Broadway/NYC credits include Sea Legs (American Theater for Actors); All for Joe (Duke Theater); Pageant Princess (NYNW Festival); and Save the Date (Fringe). Other regional credits include Amazing Grace (Goodspeed); The Little Mermaid (Prescott Park); The Marvelous Wonderettes (Seacoast Repertory Theater); and Company (Playhouse on Park). She has been in eight mainstage musicals with Disney Cruise Lines. Ms. Britt is an alumna of The Hartt School. Originally from Massachusetts, she currently resides in New York City. victoriabritt.com
Abby Goldfarb* (Tzeitel) returns to New Repertory Theatre after performing in The King of Second Avenue. Other recent Boston credits include Exposed (Boston Playwrights' Theatre); and Cafe Variations (ArtsEmerson). She most recently performed pop/rock musicals in Europe with AIDA Cruise Line. Other credits include The Magic Jukebox (NYC Fringe); Berenstain Bears, LIVE (MMAC, NY); and The Meredith Vieira Show (NBC). She received her BFA in Musical Theatre from Emerson College and also trained with The Upright Citizens Brigade. Ms. Goldfarb is a native New Yorker. abbygoldfarb.com
Jeremiah Kissel* (Tevye) returns to New Repertory Theatre after performing in Broken Glass, The King of Second Avenue, Imagining Madoff, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, Twelfth Night, and Hard Times. Last season in Boston he also appeared in King Lear, Ulysses on Bottles, and Exposed. Screen credits include Body of Proof (ABC), The Town, The Fighter, The Great Debaters, Stronger, and Joy. He is the recipient of two Elliot Norton Awards (1990, 2014), two IRNEs, and the Elliot Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence (2003).
Bobbie Steinbach* (Yente) returns to New Repertory Theatre after performing in Tongue of a Bird, Collected Stories (Eliot Norton Nomination Outstanding Actress), The Clean House, Romeo and Juliet, A Girl's War (IRNE Award Best Actress), The Waverly Gallery, and Stonewall Jackson's House (Eliot Norton Award Outstanding Actress). Recent credits include Sunday in the Park with George (Huntington Theatre Company); and School for Scandal (Actors' Shakespeare Project, Founding Member, Resident Actor). Other regional credits include work with Lyric Stage Company, SpeakEasy Stage, Commonwealth Shakespeare, Boston Symphony Orchestra, and Boston Playwrights' Theatre. She is the Huntington Theatre Company's 2016 Lunt-Fontanne Fellow and is a 2015 recipient of the Fox Fellowship for Distinguished Achievement. She will return to New Rep in March to play Golda Meir in Golda's Balcony.
PATRICK VARNER* (Motel) returns to New Repertory Theatre after performing in Assassins. Recent credits include Sunday in the Park with George, A Little Night Music (Huntington Theatre Company); Dogfight (SpeakEasy Stage); Sondheim on Sondheim, City of Angels, Buyer and Cellar (Lyric Stage); Brundibar and But, the Giraffe! (Underground Railway); and Translations (Bad Habit Productions). Mr. Varner received his BFA in Acting from Boston University and also trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He can next be seen in Buyer and Cellar (6th Street Playhouse, California). Originally from Sonoma County, California, he currently resides in Allston.
David Wohl* (Lazar Wolf) makes his New Repertory Theatre debut. He has appeared on Broadway in Golden Boy and Dinner at Eight (Lincoln Center Theater); The Man Who Had All the Luck (Roundabout Theatre Company); and Fiddler on the Roof (Minskoff Theatre). Select Off Broadway credits include The Last Will and The Frugal Repast (Abingdon Theatre Company); Between the Songs (Ensemble Studio Theatre); Rag and Bone (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater); and The Basement Tapes (Village Gate). Other credits include performances with Goodspeed Musicals, Paper Mill Playhouse, Williamstown Theatre Festival, George Street Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse, Mark Taper Forum, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Bucks County Playhouse, Victory Gardens Theater, and Pittsburgh Public Theater. Film credits include You Must Be Joking, The Wackness, Joe Gould's Secret, Saving Private Ryan, Hot Shots! Part Deux, War of the Roses, Presumed Innocent, Troop Beverly Hills, The Couch Trip, Brewster's Millions, Revenge of the Nerds, and Sophie's Choice. Television credits include Brooklyn Bridge, DEA, Once a Hero, Hey Arnold!, Madam Secretary, White Collar, Suits, The Good Wife, and Rescue Me.
Austin Pendelton (Director) returns to New Repertory Theatre after performing in Quills, Waiting for Godot, and King Lear. He is also the recipient of New Rep's 2015 Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement. Mr. Pendelton is an actor, director, playwright, and a teacher of acting at HB Studio in New York. As an actor he made his Broadway debut in the original production of Fiddler on the Roof, which was directed by Jerome Robbins. Subsequent Broadway productions in which he has appeared include Hail Scrawdyke (Clarence Derwent Award winner), Mike Nichols' production of The Little Foxes, Doubles, and The Diary of Anne Frank (with Natalie Portman and Linda Lavin, in a new adaptation by Wendy Kesselman). He has also acted extensively off-Broadway and in other regional theatres, notably Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre, where he is a member of the Ensemble. He has acted in about 200 movies, and on such TV shows as Oz and Homicide, in each of which he has appeared in recurring roles. He has directed on, off, and off-off Broadway, at the Williamstown Theatre Festival (where he apprenticed under the guidance of Nikos Psacharopoulos), as well as at The National Theatre of Great Britain. His plays, published and produced in New York, around the country, and internationally, are Orson's Shadow, Uncle Bob, and Booth.
Fiddler on the Roof also features Adam Lokken Barrameda, Seamus Doyle, Gabriela Ettinger, Dashiell Evett, Leo Galletto, Gabriel Graetz, Ricardo Holguin, Bo Krucik, Ryan Mardesich, Sarah Oakes Muirhead, Robert Orzalli, Dan Prior, Eli Raskin, Jared Reinfeldt, Benjamin Salus, Alyssa Rae Surrette, Carly Williams, Dylan Wack, and Jocelin Weiss.