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.
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Featured Bottle Dancer, Ensemble
Featured Bottle Dancer, Ensemble
ADAM LOKKEN BARRAMEDA (Bottle Dancer/Ensemble) makes his New Repertory Theatre debut. Area credits include Yellow Face (Office of War Information); Footloose and Fancy Free! (Boston Landmarks Orchestra); and The Serpent and Changes of Heart (Boston University). Mr. Barrameda trained with Double Edge Theatre in Ashfield, MA, and is a BFA candidate at Boston University. Originally from Roxbury, NJ, he currently resides in Allston.
VICTORIA BRITT* (Chava) returns 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
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.
SEAMUS DOYLE (Ensemble) makes his New Repertory Theatre debut. He has appeared in over ten productions with Watertown Children’s Theatre including Seussical, Les Miserables, The Music Man, West Side Story, Grease, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He is an eighth grader at Shady Hill School in Cambridge and lives in Watertown.
GABRIELA ETTINGER (Shprintze) makes her New Repertory Theatre debut. Area credits include Caps for Sale (Boston Children’s Theatre); Finding Nemo (French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts); and High School Musical, Annie Jr, Into the Woods Jr, and The Sound of Music (Menotomy Musical Theater). She has sung with the Boston Children’s Chorus for five years and was named her choir’s Singer of the Year in 2016. She has received training at Cambridge School of Weston’s Summer Arts, French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts, Boston Children’s Theatre, Reagle Music Theatre, and Wheelock Family Theatre. TV credits include appearances as a cast member on interstitial segments of Curious George and Peep and the Big Wide World (PBS/WGBH) and as a narrator for interstitial segments of Curious George (PBS/Universals Studios). An 11-year-old sixth grader at Shady Hill School, she currently resides in Newton with her mom and younger sister.
DASHIELL EVETT (Fiddler/Ensemble) returns to New Repertory Theatre after performing in Camelot. Area credits include The Secret Garden (Stoneham Theatre); The Sound of Music (Concord Players); Once Upon a Mattress (Concord Youth Theatre); and Legally Blonde and Zombie Prom (Middlesex Summer Arts). He is an accomplished singer/songwriter, and his debut EP, Lost, with his group Sons of Eve, is available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, and Google Play.
LEO GALLETTO (Bottle Dancer/Ensemble) makes his New Repertory Theatre debut. Boston credits include Crazy for You, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Wonderful Town, Singin’ in the Rain, and Me and My Girl (Reagle Music Theatre); and Columbinus (The Boston Conservatory). He also performed for two summers in The Lost Colony, America’s Longest Running Outdoor Drama on Roanoke Island, North Carolina. Originally from the suburbs of Philadelphia, he currently resides in Boston while earning his BFA in Musical Theatre from The Boston Conservatory. Follow on Instagram @leotheburrito
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); The 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
Mordcha the innkeeper/Ensemble
Mordcha the innkeeper/Ensemble
GABRIEL GRAETZ (Mordcha the Innkeeper/Ensemble) makes his New Repertory Theatre debut. Area credits include How Soft the Lining (Bad Habit Productions); The School for Scandal and The Cherry Orchard (Actors’ Shakespeare Project); A Measure of Normalcy (Gloucester Stage); Translations (Bad Habit Productions); The Importance of Being Earnest (Moonbox Productions); and It’s a Wonderful Life (Stoneham Theatre). Mr. Graetz also leads tours as the painter John Singleton Copley with the Freedom Trail Foundation. He received a BFA in Acting from Emerson College. Originally from Chapel Hill, NC, he currently resides in the South End.
RICARDO D. HOLGUIN (Mendel/Bottle Dancer/Ensemble) makes his New Repertory Theatre debut. Credits include Assassins, The Light in the Piazza, and HAIR (The Boston Conservatory); Shrek the Musical, The Who’s Tommy, and Cinderella (Laredo Theater Guild International); The Wild Party (Moonbox Productions); Guys and Dolls (Reagle Music Theatre); Guys and Dolls (Mssng Lnks); and RENT and Cabaret (LITE Productions). He holds an MFA in Musical Theatre from The Boston Conservatory. He will next appear in Altar Boyz (Stoneham Theatre).
Tevye, the dairyman
Tevye, the dairyman
JEREMIAH KISSEL* (Tevye, the dairyman) 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 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).
Nachum, the Beggar/Ensemble
Nachum, the Beggar/Ensemble
BO KRUCIK (Nachum the Beggar/Ensemble) makes his New Repertory debut. He is currently a senior in Boston University’s BFA Acting conservatory. Recent credits include Mad Forest and The Serpent (Boston University); and Equal Writes (Boston Playwrights’ Theatre). Mr. Krucik is originally from San Francisco, California.
Perchik, the student/Ensemble
Perchik, the student/Ensemble
RYAN MARDESICH (Perchik, the student/Ensemble) makes his New Repertory Theatre debut. Credits include City of Angels (San Francisco Playhouse); Spring Awakening (Foothill Music Theatre); The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Palo Alto Players); The Fantasticks (Los Altos Stage Company); Spamalot (City Lights Theatre Company); Guys & Dolls, Oliver, and Evita (Broadway By The Bay); and Sunday in the Park with George and Sweeney Todd (Boston Conservatory). He has also performed as the opening act for Earth, Wind, & Fire and Huey Lewis & The News. Mr. Mardesich received his MFA in Musical Theatre from the Boston Conservatory.
SARAH OAKES MUIRHEAD** (Hodel) makes her New Repertory Theatre debut. Area credits include Sunday in the Park with George and A Little Night Music (Huntington Theatre Company); A Little Night Music (The Barnstormers Theatre); Arcadia (Central Square Theatre); 4,000 Miles and Spring Awakening (Gloucester Stage Company). Ms. Muirhead studied at the London Academy for Music and Dramatic Art and received her BFA in Acting from Boston University. She is also a coach for locally-based My College Audition. Next up, she will be directing Buyer & Cellar at the 6th Street Playhouse in California. Originally from New Jersey, she currently resides in Boston. sarahoakesmuirhead.com
ROBERT ORZALLI (Rabbi/Ensemble) makes his New Repertory Theatre debut. Recent credits include Laughing Wild (IRNE nomination), Goodly Creatures, and Sand Mountain (Hub Theatre Company); J.A.S.O.N. (Office of War Information); Hamlet (Wax Wings); Side by Side by Sondheim (Arlington Friends of Drama); Rocky Horror (Emerson Umbrella); Wild Party (Footlight Club); and Our Town (Riverside Theatre Works). He received a BA from Brandeis University.
DAN PRIOR (Fyedka/Russian Soldier/Ensemble) makes his New Repertory Theatre debut. Area credits include Sense and Sensibility (Maiden Phoenix Theatre Company); A Man of No Importance (Bad Habit Productions); Carousel and Wonderful Town (Reagle Music Theatre); The Last Five Years (Arts After Hours); Polish Joke (Titanic Theatre Company); and Three Sisters (Wellesley Repertory Theatre). Mr. Prior attended Ithaca College and received a BM in Vocal Performance and Education. Originally from Connecticut, he currently resides in Somerville. You can see Mr. Prior this spring in Barnum (Moonbox Productions). danpriorperformance.com
ELI RASKIN (Constable) makes his New Repertory Theatre debut. He is a graduate of the Boston University School of Theatre and also attended the Universidad de San Francisco in Quito, Ecuador. Recent credits include Thoroughly Modern Millie (Reagle Music Theatre); Prometheus Bound (Boston University); and Our Class (Boston Center for American Performance). Originally from Irvine, CA, he currently resides in Brighton.
JARED REINFELDT (Russian Dancer/Ensemble) makes his New Repertory Theatre debut. Area credits include the workshop and reading of Finish Line (Boston Theater Company); Measure for Measure (Commonwealth Shakespeare Apprentice Company); and understudying Love’s Labor’s Lost (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company). Mr. Reinfeldt trained at Circle in the Square Theatre, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, and recently graduated from Boston College. Originally from Nashville, TN, he currently resides in Brookline. jaredreinfeldt.com
BEN SALUS (Avram/Bottle Dancer/Ensemble) makes his New Repertory Theatre debut. Recent area credits include Brigadoon and Don’t Dress for Dinner (New London Barn Playhouse). Other area credits include Colossal (Company One); Romeo vs. Juliet (Anthem Theatre Company); and Our Class (Boston Center for American Performance). A recent graduate of Boston University’s School of Theatre, he was seen in The Hothouse and was nominated for Best Student Actor by ArtsImpulse for his performance in The Whitmores at the 18th BU Fringe Festival. Mr. Salus also holds a degree in Classical Acting from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He currently resides in Allston.
BOBBIE STEINBACH* (Yente) returns to New Repertory Theatre after performing in Tongue of a Bird, Collected Stories (IRNE Award Best Actress, Elliot 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 (Elliot 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 Company, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, 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.
ALYSSA RAE SURRETTE (Shaindel/Fruma Sarah/Ensemble) makes her New Repertory Theatre debut. Area credits include Carousel, Guys and Dolls, Wonderful Town, Me and My Girl, and Singin’ in the Rain (Reagle Music Theater). She attended Walnut Hill School for the Arts as a theater major and received her BFA in Musical Theater from the Boston Conservatory. Ms. Surrette teaches voice, theatre, and dance in Southern Massachusetts and Rhode Island and currently resides in Bellingham, MA.
Motel, the tailor
Motel, the tailor
PATRICK VARNER* (Motel, the tailor) returns to New Repertory Theatre after performing in Assassins. Recent credits include Sunday in the Park with George and A Little Night Music (Huntington Theatre Company); Dogfight (SpeakEasy Stage); Sondheim on Sondheim, City of Angels, and Buyer & Cellar (Lyric Stage); Brundibar and But, the Giraffe! (Underground Railway Theater); 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.
Russian Soldier/Russian Dancer
Russian Soldier/Russian Dancer
DYLAN C. WACK (Russian Soldier/Russian Dancer) returns to New Repertory Theatre after performing in Baltimore. Area credits include King Lear and Twelfth Night (Theater in the Open); Parade and Blue/Orange (Boston University School of Theatre). A comedian, he can be seen performing improv with Spontaneous Combustion, as well as stand-up around Boston. He is the 2016 runner up for Boston University’s Funniest competition. He is a BFA Theatre Arts candidate at the Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theatre. Next semester, he will attend the London Academy of Music and the Dramatic Arts, studying Shakespeare and Restoration Comedy. Originally from Newburyport, he currently resides in Allston. Follow online @dylanwack
SAMUEL L. WARTON (Ensemble) returns to New Repertory Theatre after performing in New Rep’s Classic Repertory Company productions of Romeo and Juliet and The Scarlet Letter. Recent credits include: Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare Now!); Three Sisters (Wellesley Rep.); The Winter’s Tale and From the Sea, to Somewhere Else (Bay Colony Shakespeare Co.); Mystery Play (The Poets’ Theatre); and Peter Pan, The Liar,
Casanova, and The Pillowman (UMass Amherst). Sam earned his BA in Theater from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
JOCELIN WEISS (Grandma Tzeitel/Ensemble) returns to New Repertory Theatre after performing in New Rep’s Classic Repertory Company productions of Romeo and Juliet and The Scarlet Letter. Recent area credits include The Plant (Roxbury Rep); MBTA: A T Musical (ImprovBoston); Gorefest: The 13th (ImprovBoston); and Macbeth (Commonwealth Shakespeare Apprentice Company). She performs occasionally in Catalyst Comedy’s Kerplunk. Film credits include Academy (The Crypt TV). This spring, she will continue touring with New Rep’s Classic Repertory Company. Ms. Weiss trained at the Gately-Poole Conservatory and holds a BA from Skidmore College. Originally from Needham, she currently resides in Brookline.
CARLY WILLIAMS (Bielke) makes her New Repertory Theatre debut. Area credits include Billy Elliot (Ocean State Theatre); A Year with Frog and Toad (Wheelock Family Theatre); Les Miserables (North Shore Music Theatre); Willy Wonka (Little Theatre of Stoughton); Scrooge: The Musical (Norton Singers); Oliver! (Massasoit Theatre Company). She has also performed in numerous productions at the Capachione School of Performing Arts in East Bridgewater. She currently resides in West Bridgewater.
Lazar Wolf, the butcher
Lazar Wolf, the butcher
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 The Boy Downstairs, 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.
JERRY BOCK (Music) was born in New Haven, CT in 1928. Bock and Sheldon Harnick’s celebrated collaboration yielded five scores in seven years and included The Body Beautiful, Fiorello!, Tenderloin, She Loves Me, Fiddler on the Roof, The Apple Tree, and The Rothschilds. Bock and Harnick were triply honored by being inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame, receiving the Johnny Mercer Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Spirit of American Creativity Award from the Foundation for a Creative America. Bock received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the University of Wisconsin. It was there that he met his wife Patti, and it was there that he decided to be a composer. Mr. Bock was a member of a number of professional guilds and associations, among which is the BMI Foundation, Inc.
SHELDON HARNICK (Lyrics) was born in Chicago in 1924. His first song for a Broadway show was the hilarious Boston Beguine for New Faces of 1952. He then contributed songs to the revues Two’s Company (starring Bette Davis), John Murray Anderson’s Almanac and The Littlest Revue. His collaboration with composer Jerry Bock produced such Broadway classics as Fiorello! (1959): Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award; Tenderloin (1960); She Loves Me (1963): Grammy Award; Fiddler on the Roof (1964) Tony Award; The Apple Tree (1966); and The Rothschilds (1970). Other collaborations include A Christmas Carol with Michel Legrand (1981); Rex with Richard Rodgers (1976); A Wonderful Life with Joe Raposo (1986); and The Phantom Tollbooth with Arnold Black (1995). For Dragons and Malpractice Makes Perfect, he provided book, lyrics, and music. He has written songs for the films The Heartbreak Kid (1972) and Blame It on Rio (1984) both with music by Cy Coleman; and Aaron’s Magic Village (1995) with Michel Legrand. In the 1970s, he entered into the world of opera. With composer Jack Beeson, he has provided the librettos for Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines (1975), Dr. Heidegger’s Fountain of Youth (1978) and Cyrano (1994). Other operas include Love in Two Countries with Thomas Shepard (1991) and Coyote Tales with Henry Mollicone (1998). Harnick has won a Pulitzer Prize, two Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards, two New York Drama Critics Circle Awards, three gold records, and a platinum record. He and his wife Margery have a published book entitled The Outdoor Museum (Not Your Usual Images of New York), featuring her photographs and his poetry. His two-CD set, Sheldon Harnick: Hidden Treasures, includes songs written for 17 of his shows and includes more than 50 songs from rare demos. It features performances by Harnick and composer Jerry Bock, Audra McDonald, Brian d’Arcy James, Hugh Martin, Margery Gray Harnick, Charlotte Rae, and more.
JOSEPH STEIN (Book) started his career in television and was one of a noted group of writers on Your Show of Shows and The Sid Caesar Show. His first work for the theatre was as co-author of Plain and Fancy, the hit musical about the adventures of a pair of sophisticated New Yorkers living among the Amish in Pennsylvania. His next show was Mr. Wonderful, starring Sammy Davis, Jr. He created the libretto for the Bock and Harnick musical The Body Beautiful. His next librettos were for Take Me Along, based on Eugene O’Neill’s Ah, Wilderness; and Juno, with score by Marc Blitzstein. He then wrote the adaptation for the hit stage comedy Enter Laughing. Fiddler on the Roof was his next show, for which he won the Tony as well as the Drama Critics’ Circle Award. He was also nominated for a Tony for his next show, Zorba, with score by Kander and Ebb. His other productions include King of Hearts, Irene, Rags (for which he also was nominated for a Tony), and The Baker’s Wife, which was produced in London and was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award. Mr. Stein is also the author of the screenplays for Enter Laughing and Fiddler on the Roof.
Original Stage Direction and Choreography
JEROME ROBBINS (Original Stage Direction and Choreography) is world renowned for his work as a choreographer of ballets as well as his work as a director and choreographer in theatre, movies and television. Although he began as a modern dancer, his start on Broadway was as a chorus dancer before joining the corps de ballet of American Ballet Theatre in 1939, where he went on to dance principal roles in the works of Fokine, Tudor, Massine, Balanchine, Lichine, and de Mille. His first ballet, Fancy Free (1944) for American Ballet Theatre, still in many repertoires, celebrated its fiftieth birthday on April 18, 1994. While embarking on his career in the theater, Mr. Robbins simultaneously created ballets for New York City Ballet, which he joined in 1949, and became an Associate Artistic Director with George Balanchine. Mr. Robbins directed for television and film as well, with his co-direction and choreography of West Side Story winning him two Academy Awards. After his Broadway triumph with Fiddler on the Roof in 1964, Mr. Robbins continued creating ballets for New York City Ballet. He shared the position of Ballet-Master-in-Chief with Peter Martins until 1989. He has created more than 60 ballets, including Afternoon of a Faun (1953), The Concert (1956), Les Noces (1965), Dances at a Gathering (1969), In the Night (1970), In G Major (1975), Other Dances (1976), Glass Pieces (1983), and Ives Songs (1989) which are in the repertories of the New York City Ballet, the Ballet de l’Opera de Paris and major dance companies throughout the world. More recent ballets include A Suite of Dances with Mikhail Baryshnikov (1994), 2 & 3 Part Inventions (1994), West Side Story Suite (1995), and Brandenburg (1996) all of which premiered at New York City Ballet. In addition to his two Academy Awards, Mr. Robbins’s awards and citations include four Tony Awards, five Donaldson Awards, two Emmy Awards, the Screen Directors’ Guild Award and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. Mr. Robbins is a 1981 Kennedy Center Honors Recipient, was awarded the Commandeur de L’Order des Arts et des Lettres, is an honorary member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, and was awarded a National Medal of Arts as well as the Governor’s Arts Awards by the New York State Council on the Arts. Some of his Broadway shows include On the Town, Billion Dollar Baby, High Button Shoes, West Side Story, The King and I, Gypsy, Peter Pan, Miss Liberty, Call Me Madam, and Fiddler on the Roof. In 1989, Jerome Robbins’s Broadway won six Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Director. He was most recently awarded the French Chevalier dans l’Ordre National de la Legion d’Honneur. Jerome Robbins passed away in 1998.
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.
F. WADE RUSSO (Musical Director/Conductor) makes his New Repertory Theatre debut. He most recently conducted Bye Bye Birdie at the Goodspeed Opera House where he has conducted over 25 productions including Fiddler on the Roof in 2014. He served as associate conductor of By Jeeves on Broadway and conducted the national tour of The Boy Friend directed by Julie Andrews. Regionally he has conducted at the Huntington Theatre Company, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Asolo Theatre, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Barrington Stage, Lyric Stage Company, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Gateway Playhouse, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, and the Juilliard Repertory Theatre. He received the St. Louis Critics Award for Outstanding Musical Director/Conductor for Sunday in the Park with George in 2013. He has conducted cast recordings of By Jeeves and Illyria. Mr. Russo has served on the faculty of Circle in the Square Theatre School, The Juilliard School, and the Boston Conservatory.
KELLI EDWARDS (Choreographer) returns to New Repertory Theatre after co-choreographing The Snow Queen with director Rick Lombardo and choreographing RENT, The Hot Mikado (IRNE Award for Best Choreography), Passing Strange, Cabaret, The Wild Party, Ragtime, Romeo and Juliet, Into the Woods, Scapin, and The Threepenny Opera. Other Boston theatre credits include A Confederacy of Dunces, How Shakespeare Won the West, The Cherry Orchard, The Second Girl, Becoming Cuba, and Come Back, Little Sheba (Huntington Theatre Company); A Marvelous Party, Red, Hot, and Cole, In the Jungle of Cities, The King Stag, and The Taming of the Shrew (American Repertory Theater); The Secret Garden and Gypsy (Stoneham Theatre); and Love’s Labour’s Lost and Much Ado about Nothing (Actors’ Shakespeare Project). Ms. Edwards co-directs Dances by Isadora-Boston and is currently on the performing arts faculty at Milton Academy.
STEPHEN DOBAY (Scenic Designer) makes his New Repertory Theatre debut. Previously work with with Mr. Pendleton includes Gideon’s Knot (59E59th); Don Pasquale (Boston Midsummer Opera); The Last Will (Abingdon); A Loss of Roses (Arkansas Rep); and Bus Stop (Olney Theater). Boston credits include Come Back Little Sheba and Our Town (Huntington); Funny Girl (North Shore Music Theatre); and many shows for Boston Midsummer Opera, Odyssey Opera, and OperaHub. New York credits include Under My Skin (Little Shubert Theatre); Adult (Abrons Arts Center); The Realists (HERE); The Cottage and To Kill a Mockingbird (Queens Theatre in the Park); Holy Crap!! (La MaMa); and Allegro, The Cottage, Blood Brothers, A Hard Wall at High Speed, and The Pillowman (APAC). Mr. Dobay received a BA from Williams College and an MFA from the University of Washington. Upcoming productions include Play of Adam (Cloisters); Abduction from the Seraglio (Opera Columbus); Beauty and the Beast (North Shore Music Theatre); and Jekyll and Hyde (Engeman). Originally from Puerto Rico, he currently resides in New York City. stephendobay.com
KATHLEEN DOYLE (Costume Designer) makes her New Repertory Theatre debut. Kathleen designs for opera, theatre, film, dance, and animation. Credits include Soldier’s Tale (Tanglewood); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Boston Symphony Orchestra); The Light Princess (American Repertory Theater and The New Victory); Great Lakes (New York City Center); Hansel & Gretel (Opera Alaska); Sunfish (Daegu Opera House, South Korea); Acteon (The Kennedy Center); The Snow Queen (Here Art Center); Sassy Swings Tokyo and Winter Wonder Woman (La MaMa); The Magic Flute (Arizona Opera); Fireweather (The Joyce Theater); and Lollapalooza (Jazz at Lincoln Center). Ms. Doyle’s work has been seen on the stages of Santa Fe Opera, San Francisco Opera, and Walt Disney World. She has earned an MFA in Theatrical Design from NYU and an MA in Dramaturgy from Villanova University. She was a Goodwill Ambassador to Peru, has received a TCG Grant to Vietnam, was a Fulbright Scholar to Japan, and was a Fulbright Scholar to China. She was awarded the 2016-2017 Labworks Residency at The New Victory Theater. Ms. Doyle is originally from Arlington, and is now based in New York.
KEITH PARHAM (Lighting Designer) makes his New Repertory Theatre debut. Broadway credits include Thérèse Raquin (Roundabout Theatre Company). Off-Broadway credits include The Purple Lights of Joppa Illinois and Between Riverside and Crazy (Atlantic Theater Company); The Model Apartment (Primary Stages); Tribes, Mistakes Were Made, and Red Light Winter (Barrow Street Theatre); Stop the Virgens (Karen O at St. Ann’s Warehouse/Sydney Opera House); Ivanov and Three Sisters (Classic Stage Company); A Minister’s Wife (Lincoln Center Theatre); and Adding Machine: A Musical (Minetta Lane). International credits include Homebody/Kabul (National Theatre of Belgrade, Serbia). Regional credits include work at TUTA Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf, Court Theatre, The Mark Taper Forum, and Arena Stage among others. Mr. Parham received both an Obie Award and the Lucille Lortel Award for his work on Adding Machine: A Musical.
ANNA BURNHAM* (Stage Manager) returns to New Repertory Theatre after stage managing Regular Singing, Blackberry Winter, Via Dolorosa, The Snow Queen, Broken Glass, God Box, Stronger Than the Wind, The King of Second Avenue, The Little Prince, Assassins, and Imagining Madoff. Area credits include Rhinoceros (Boston Playwrights Theatre); Jar The Floor, The Little Foxes, Mr. Burns: a post-electric play, Other Desert Cities, The How and the Why, Good People, Red, Quality of Life, Distracted, and Superior Donuts (New Century Theatre). New York credits include Corner Pocket (Extant Arts); Notice Me (Foglight Productions); and In Paradise & She Plundered Him and Summer Shorts Festivals IV & V (Interactive Arts). She received a BA from Bennington College. Originally from Westport, CT, she currently resides in Roxbury.
Assistant Stage Manager
BECCA FREIFELD* (Assistant Stage Manager) returns to New Repertory Theatre after serving as Assistant Stage Manager on 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 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). 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
Thursday December 22 at 7:30pm
Funding for audio description provided by the Watertown Commission on Disability
Sunday December 4 following the 2pm performance
Free and open to the public! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your complimentary spot!
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