FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

book by Joseph Stein
music by Jerry Bock
lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
directed by Austin Pendleton
Charles Mosesian Theater
Extended through Jan 1!

based on Sholem Aleichem stories by special permission of Arnold Perl
book by Joseph Stein    music by Jerry Bock    lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
produced on the New York Stage by Harold Prince
original New York stage production directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins
directed by Austin Pendleton    music direction by Wade Russo    choreographed by Kelli Edwards

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.

 

hearingloopThis production is Hearing Loop-enabled.

The Charles Mosesian Theater is equipped with a Tele-Coil Loop System. Patrons with hearing aids and cochlear implants can set their devices to “T-Coil” to take advantage of the assistive listening system. Patrons wishing for assistive listening devices may pick up a headset from the Box Office upon arrival at the theater. Click here to learn more.

Regular Singing   /   Good   /   Fiddler on the Roof   /   Thurgood
Brecht on Brecht   /   Golda’s Balcony   /   The Gift Horse
Running Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes, plus 15-minute intermission
Jeremiah Kissel*

Tevye, the dairyman

Jeremiah Kissel*

Tevye, the dairyman

JEREMIAH KISSEL* returns to New Repertory Theatre after performing in Fiddler on the Roof, Broken Glass, The King of Second Avenue, Imagining Madoff, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are DeadTwelfth Night, and Hard Times. Last season in Boston he also appeared in King Lear, Ulysses on Bottles, and Exposed. Screen credits include The Town, The FighterThe 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).

Creative Team
Brian M. Robillard*, Stage Manager
Brian M. Robillard*

Stage Manager

BRIAN M. ROBILLARD* (Stage Manager) has stage managed Ideation, The Gift Horse, Brecht on Brecht, Fiddler on the Roof, Baltimore, Scenes from an AdulteryAlbatross, On the Verge, and Pattern of Life at New Rep. Recent area credits include A Little Night Music (Huntington Theatre Company); Romeo & Juliet and King Lear (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company); Don Giovanni and Siren Song (BU Opera Institute); Song Cycle (Peabody Essex Museum); and Hairspray and The Fantasticks (Hope Summer Repertory Theatre). Brian received his BFA in Stage Management from Boston University. A native of Massachusetts, Brian currently resides in Chelmsford.

Becca Freifeld*, Assistant Stage Manager
Becca Freifeld*

Assistant Stage Manager

BECCA FREIFELD*  returns to New Repertory Theatre after serving as Performance Stage Manager on Thurgood, Assistant Stage Manager on Fiddler on the Roof and Good, and Production Assistant on Freud’s Last Session, The Testament of Mary, The Snow Queen, A Number, Broken Glass, Scenes From an Adultery, The King of Second Avenue, and Closer Than Ever. Other area stage management credits include Barbecue (Lyric Stage Company); Shoes On, Shoes Off (Brandeis Department of Theater Arts); Romeo & Juliet and Evil Dead: the Musical (Arts After Hours); Hamlet (Wax Wings Productions); Bully Dance (Argos Productions); and Hamlet (Bay Colony Shakespeare Company). Upcoming: Assistant Stage Manager on New Repertory Theatre’s production of Man of La Mancha. Ms. Freifeld is a graduate of Brandeis University, and currently resides in Newtonville.

*member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States
**appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.
◊ member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society
º member of United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829

News

The Boston Globe raves for FIDDLER ON THE ROOF!

High Resolution Press Photos: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

Read the FIDDLER ON THE ROOF program online!

Read the feature on FIDDLER ON THE ROOF in DigBoston!

An Evening of Song and Storytelling Celebrating Sholem Aleichem

Press Release: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Extended Due to Popular Demand!

Press Release: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE

Thursday December 22 at 7:30pm

Funding for audio description provided by the Watertown Commission on Disability


 

SPOTLIGHT SYMPOSIUM
City of Neighborhoods: Melding and Reclaiming Ethnic Identity

Sunday December 4 following the 2pm performance

This program is funded in part by Mass Humanities, which receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and is an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Free and open to the public! Email symposium@newrep.org to reserve your complimentary spot!

Click here for a list of more Spotlight Symposiums

TALKBACKS

The following performances are followed by a talkback discussion with members of the cast and New Rep staff:

Sunday 12/11, 2pm
Sunday 12/18, 2pm
Thursday 12/22, 2pm
Friday 12/23, 2pm