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PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST
PNC BROADWAY IN PITTSBUGH
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR STOPS IN PITTSBURGH
NOVEMBER 20-25, 2018 | BENEDUM CENTER
COMPLETE CASTING AND CITIES HAVE
BEEN ANNOUNCED FOR THE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
“ELECTRIFYING! SUPERB.” –The New York Times
PITTSBURGHCasting has been announced for the North American tour of the Tony Award® nominated Broadway revival of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. A beloved theatrical classic from Tony-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) and choreographed by the acclaimed Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter.
In Pittsburgh, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, will perform at the Benedum Center, 237 7th Street, from Tuesday, November 20 through Sunday, November 25, 2018. FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is part of the 2018-2019 PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh series, presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, and Broadway Across America.
(starting at $32) are on sale now and available at the following official Pittsburgh Cultural Trust ticket sources: online at , by calling Guest Services at 412-456-4800, or in person at Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue. For groups of 10+ call 412-471-6930, online at or in person at Theater Square Box Office.
The cast is led by Israeli film and TV star, Yehezkel Lazarov who will take on the lead role of Tevye in this production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. The cast will also feature Maite Uzal as Golde, Jonathan von Mering as Lazar Wolf, Carol Beaugard as Yente, Mel Weyn as Tzeitel, Ruthy Froch as Hodel, Natalie Powers as Chava, Danielle Allen as Sphintze, Emerson Glick as Bielke, Jesse Weil as Motel, Ryne Nardecchia as Perchick, Joshua Logan Alexander as Fyedka and Jeffrey Brooks as Constable. The ensemble includes Danny Arnold, Eric Berey, Nicholas Berke, Eloise DeLuca, Derek Ege, David Ferguson, Olivia Gjurich, Michael Hegarty, Allegra Herman, Carolyn Keller, Paul Morland, Kelly Gabrielle Murphy, Jacob Nahor, Jack O’Brien, Maxwell Parr Perkins, Leah Platt, Lynda Senisi, Nick Siccone, Brian Silver, and Britte Steele.
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF - Broadway reviews
“BROADWAY’S FAVORITE MUSICAL.” –NY Daily News
“A REASON FOR CELEBRATION!” –New York Magazine
"MAGNIFICENT! LIFE-AFFIRMING.” –Time Out New York
“A REMARKABLE ACHIEVEMENT. A TRIUMPH.“ –Associated Press
“TIMELESS AND TIMELY.” –NBC New York
Performances will begin October 17 in Syracuse, New York at Landmark Theatre and the tour will have its official opening in Philadelphia, PA at the Kimmel Center. The tour will visit more than 30 cities in its first year on tour, including Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theatre, Austin, TX at Bass Concert Hall, and Los Angeles, CA at The Pantages.
The original Broadway production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF which opened in 1964 and featured choreography by Jerome Robbins, was the first musical in history to surpass 3,000 performances. The show won the 1965 Tony Award for Best Musical in addition to eight other Tony Awards that year. This acclaimed revival proudly introduces a new generation to the iconic musical adored across the globe.
Below is a full list of engagements for FIDDLER ON THE ROOF during its first season on tour:
Syracuse, NY Landmark Theatre October 17 – October 19, 2018
Philadelphia, PA Kimmel Center October 23 – October 28, 2018
Buffalo, NY Shea’s PAC October 30 – November 4, 2018
Hartford, CT The Bushnell November 6 – November 11, 2018
Baltimore, MD Hippodrome Theatre November 13 – November 18, 2018
Pittsburgh, PA Benedum Center November 20 – November 25, 2018
Appleton, WI Fox Cities PAC November 27 – December 2, 2018
East Lansing, MI Wharton Center December 4 – December 9, 2018
Rochester, NY Auditorium Theatre December 11 – December 16, 2018
Chicago, IL Cadillac Palace Theatre December 18, 2018 – January 6, 2019
Durham, NC Durham PAC January 8 – January 13, 2019
Cincinnati, OH Aronoff Center January 15 – January 27, 2019
St. Louis, MO Fox Theatre January 29 – February 10, 2019
Milwaukee, WI Marcus Center February 12 – February 17, 2019
Ft. Lauderdale, FL Broward Center February 20 – March 3, 2019
Orlando, FL Dr. Phillips Center March 5 – March 10, 2019
Naples, FL Artis-Naples March 12 – March 17, 2019
Memphis, TN Orpheum Theatre March 19 – March 24, 2019
San Antonio, TX Majestic Theatre March 26 – March 31, 2019
Austin, TX Bass Concert Hall April 2 – April 7, 2019
Tucson, AZ Centennial Hall April 9 – April 14, 2019
Los Angeles, CA Pantages Theatre April 16 – May 5, 2019
Costa Mesa, CA Segerstrom Center May 7 – May 19, 2019
San Jose, CA Center for the Performing Arts May 21 – May 26, 2019
San Diego, CA Civic Theatre May 28 – June 2, 2019
Las Vegas, NV Smith Center June 4 – June 9, 2019
Denver, CO Buell Theatre June 11 – June 16, 2019
Tulsa, OK Tulsa PAC June 18 – June 23, 2019
Nashville, TN TPAC June 25 – June 30, 2019
Minneapolis, MN Orpheum Theatre July 30 – August 4, 2019
Dallas, TX Music Hall August 7 – August 18, 2019
Ft. Worth, TX Bass Performance Hall August 20 – August 25, 2019
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.”
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF has musical supervision by Ted Sperling, scenic design by Michael Yeargan (Tony Award-nominee, The King and I), costume design by Catherine Zuber (Tony Award-winner, The King and I, My Fair Lady), 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 Jason Styres, CSA.
The tour of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is presented by NETworks Presentations.
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Broadway Across America (BAA) is part of The John Gore Organization family of companies, which includes Broadway.com, The Broadway Channel, BroadwayBox.com and Group Sales Box Office. Led by 13-time Tony-winning theater producer John Gore (Owner & CEO), BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America, operating in 44 markets with over 400,000 subscribers. Presentations include Disney’s The Lion King, Wicked, The Book of Mormon, The Phantom of the Opera and Hamilton. Current and past productions include The Band’s Visit, Beautiful, Cats, Chicago, Dear Evan Hansen, Hairspray, Mean Girls, The Producers and Waitress.
Yehezkel Lazarov (Tevye) is an Israeli actor, director and a multidisciplinary artist. After graduating from Thelma Yellin Art School as a dancer and serving as a singer in a military band he joined the Bat Sheva Dance Company for four years. He studied theatre at the Actors’ Centre in London before joining Gesher Theatre and the Cameri Theatre as an actor. Among his leading roles are Mack the Knife in The Threepenny Opera (winning Theatre Award for best actor), Lisander in Midsummer Night’s Dream, Figaro in The Marriage of Figaro, Avigdor in Yentel, Alexander Pen in Was It a Dream? (nominated for best actor), Rudi in The Aristocrats (nominated for best actor), Stempenyu in Stempenyu (by Shalom Aleichem), Dorian Gray in The Picture of Dorian Gray (dir. Yehezkel Lazarov), and most recently played Zach in A Chorus Line. As well as his actor roles Lazarov served as the in-house choreographer at the Gesher and Cameri Theatre.
Lazarov has played leading roles in more than 40 films and television productions, such as “The Mentalist” (Russian version), “Mama’s Angel” (Series Mania – Official Competition, France), “The Kindergarten Teacher” (original Israeli version, Cannes 2014), “Fragile,” “Mata Hari” (Russia), “The Fifth Heaven”, “Waltz with Bashir” (winning Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film), “The Debt” (original Israeli version), “Three Mothers,” “A Touch Away” (winning best TV series), “The Dybbuk” (nominated for best actor), and more. As a theatre director, Lazarov is the adaptor, set designer & choreographer of all his works, including Lolita / Joan of Arc, Fathers & Sons, Alice, Falling Out of Time (based on a David Grossman novel) at Gesher Theater, The Picture of Dorian Gray at the national theatre Habima, Igloo (written by Lazarov) premiered at the Israel Festival (winning best director award).
Lazarov is the Artistic director and co-founder of Studio Ankori Middle and High School for creative thinking and entrepreneurship. Initiator, artistic director & curator of AZA13, a new art venue in Tel Aviv. Among his multidisciplinary exhibitions are “Hope,” “Censorship,” “Demonstration,” “The Art to Survive.” As a visual artist, Lazarov has shown photography and video-art works in several gallery exhibitions. He has written and directed few short films, “Snow,” “Lashabiya” and “No lifeguard,” which have been screened in many international film festivals.
Maite Uzal (Golde) graduated from the Musical Theatre Conservatory Program at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (NYC). NYC credits include Hyppolitus (Artemis), Death of a Salesman (Linda Loman u/s), Uncle Vanya (Marina, Mrs. Voinitsky u/s), and La Gran Semíramis (Semíramis), which earned her a Latin ACE Award and an HOLA Award. Most recently she has played the role of Camila Rosario and Abuela Claudia in different productions of In The Heights. In film, she has shot the features Little Galicia and Retry as well as multiple short films, the latest of which, Olvido has earned her Best Actress Awards at several international film festivals. She has originated the character Maite for the bilingual children’s TV show “Trash Bash”. She dedicates this role to her mother. www.maiteuzal.com
Jonathan von Mering (Lazar Wolf) is a graduate of the University of Southern California. He has trained with the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company and at RADA. He also works in voiceover.
Carol Beaugard (Yente) – Carol’s thrilled to join her first national tour! Off-Broadway: Ellis Island, Dream of America (Carnegie Hall), Jackie Mason, the Musical (St. Luke’s Theatre), When I Go (The Duke Theatre), Christmas Reunion (Davenport Theatre). Awards: Best Actress, Strawberry Theatre Festival. SAG/AFTRA Eligible. Love and thanks to my husband Wayne and my late parents. www.carolbeaugard.com
Mel Weyn (Tzeitel) is thrilled to be back on the road with NETworks getting to tell this classic and important story. National Tour: The Sound of Music (Sister Sophia, U/S Maria) Regional: Le Miserables (Fantine), Joseph..Dreamcoat (Narrator), Gaslight (Bella Manningham), Fiddler on the Roof (Tzeitel), Evita (Eva Peron). BFA Webster Conservatory. Thank you to Craig and Ellery at Avalon Artists Group and the entire Fiddler Team. All my love to my supportive friends and the most wonderful family. Dad, Mom, & Boodle - this is for you. www.melweyn.com @melweyn
Ruthy Froch (Hodel) National tour debut! Selected Credits: The Diary of Anne Frank (Margot). Film: “Gotti.” BFA NYU/Tisch, New Studio on Broadway. Love and gratitude to Avalon Artists, Jason Styres, the entire Fiddler team, and her family. Incredibly grateful to be sharing this beautiful story. For Pa. ruthyfroch.com @itsruthyfroch
Natalie Powers (Chava). Recent: International Uniqlo commercial (Featured Dancer), Annie Get Your Gun (Winnie) at Fulton Theatre, De Materie at Park Avenue Armory, Under the Sea (Ariel) at Segerstrom Concert Hall and the Fame National Tour (Violin recordings). BFA: Pace University Commercial Dance. She thanks everyone (especially you) for the support! Instagram:
Danielle Allen (Shprintze). National tour debut! Love and gratitude to her family, friends, and teachers. 2018 graduate of Wagner College Theatre.
Emerson “Emmy” Glick (Bielke) is a seventeen-year-old high school senior from Hollis, New Hampshire. She is excited to be making her National Tour debut. Special thanks to Amelia DeMayo and staff, her family and friends for all their love and support.
Jesse Weil (Motel) is feeling lucky to explore this beautiful story with such exceptional artists! Recent credits include Scott Fitzgerald (The Other Side of Paradise-Ars Nova), Claude (Hair-Pentangle Arts), and Jamie (The Last 5 Years-Brown University). He's so grateful to his family and friends (and cats) for their unrelenting love and support.
Ryne Nardecchia (Perchik) A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder 2nd National Tour (Monty u/s), The World According to Snoopy (Snoopy), Dear Edwina (Bobby); Texas State BFA graduate. Love and thanks to the creative team, cast, crew, his agents at Henderson Hogan and to his family as they begin their new lives in Austin, TX! www.rynenardecchia.com
Joshua Logan Alexander (Fyedka) is psyched to be part of this company of incredible people telling such a wonderful story. An incredibly special thanks to Wendy Lee Tedmon, Danny Prather, ACU, and all of the family and friends who have loved and believed Joshua to help him pursue this career.
Jeffrey Brooks (Constable). National Tours: Bullets Over Broadway (Cheech), The Sound of Music (u/s Captain VonTrapp), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Gaston), Oklahoma! (u/s Jud). Off-Broadway: Parenting 101. Favorites include: Carousel (Billy Bigelow), Chicago (Billy Flynn), Into the Woods (Cinderella’s Prince/Wolf). Thanks to Mom and Dad and ATB for their unending support. Jeff is a proud graduate of SUNY Cortland.
Danny Arnold (Ensemble, u/s Tevye). Regional: Jekyll & Hyde (Archibald Proops); Hands on a Hardbody (Mike Ferris); Guys & Dolls (Harry the Horse) and Newsies (Theodore Roosevelt/Morris Delancey). Thanks to the Fiddler team, Avalon Artists, Jason Styres and infinite love to Mom & Dad. This one's for Lil. www.danny-arnold.com
Eric Berey (Ensemble) Baltimore, MD native. He couldn’t be more excited to be part of the first national tour of FOTR! Off Broadway: Third Rail Project’s Then She Fell (white rabbit). Training: Springboard Danse Montreal and Michael Chekhov Actors Studio Boston. Emerson College BFA Acting. Thank you, Mom, Dad, and Bubbie for always encouraging me to chase my dreams. L’CHAIM!
Nicholas Berke (Swing) is thrilled to be back out on the road, after touring the US and Japan with A Chorus Line (Greg) for the past year! Previously: A Chorus Line (Public Theater Gala); West Side Story (5 theaters in 5 years!); Singin’ in the Rain (u/s Don – STONC). Endless love to my family and the entire Fiddler team! BFA NYU/Tisch: New Studio on B’way.
Eloise DeLuca (Ensemble) has movement coordinated for Solange Knowles at the Solomon R. Guggenheim and toured with Devonté Hynes of Blood Orange. She has also collaborated with Katherine Helen Fisher, Juri Onuki, Zoe Scofield, Andrea Miller, Loni Landon, and Elena Vazintaris. She received her BA in dance from CSU Long Beach and lives in New York as a freelance dancer.
Derek Ege (Ensemble). Born and raised in Baltimore, MD. Graduate of The Juilliard School (BFA 2012). Tour: Shrek The Musical (International), Other: The Metropolitan Opera, Broadway Dance Lab, Trey McIntyre Project, Keigwin + Co. Many thanks to my family, friends, Lakey Wolff + Co and my mother, Elizabeth. @derek.ege
David Ferguson (Swing) is excited to be going on tour with the company of Fiddler on the Roof! Regional credits: Guys and Dolls (Society Max; Argyle Theatre). Dance Companies: Brian Brooks Moving Company, Helen Simoneau Danse, Abarukas. Thanks to my Mom, Mammu, LDC Artist Rep, teachers, friends and family for their continued love and support!! IG: @david_ferguson
Olivia Gjurich (Ensemble). Select credits include: Billy Elliot at the Muny (Lesley), Sister Act International Tour (Ensemble), The Lightning Thief (Sally/Clarisse), Merrily We Roll Along (Beth). www.oliviagjurich.com
Michael Hegarty (Ensemble) is thrilled to be a part of this tour of an amazing production. A New Jersey native, Michael has been an actor, director and theatre educator for the past three decades. Credits include Les Misérables (Thénardier), Footloose (Shaw), The Producers (Max) and Of Mice and Men (Lennie).
Allegra Herman (Swing) is a native of New York City and is excited to be a part of her first Broadway national tour! Aspen Santa Fe Ballet: The Nutcracker (Doll, Flower, Snow), Little Orchestra Society: Peter and the Wolf (Petitsa), member of OUI DANSE and Trainor Dance. New York Dance and Performance Bessie Award winner. LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts. Columbia University 2019. allegraherman.com
Carolyn Keller (Ensemble) NYC: The Light Rail (Mallory, NYMF), Pants (Candice, Manhattan Rep). Regional: White Christmas, Beauty and the Beast (Sierra Rep). BFA, BYU. @carolynelisekeller
Paul Morland (Ensemble) was born in Medellín, Colombia and raised in the US. He received his BFA in Dance from NYU Tisch School of the Arts in 2017. This past year, he danced in three world premieres at La Mama Experimental Theatre, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Joyce Theater. Theatre Credits: A Christmas Carol (Denver Center for the Performing Arts).
Kelly Gabrielle Murphy (Ensemble). Kelly is very excited to share this beautiful story with you! Select credits: Sweeney Todd (Johanna), Mamma Mia (Sophie), Guys & Dolls (Sarah Brown), Sunday in the Park with George (Celeste), All Hands on Deck (Daisy Maxwell). Love and thanks to NETWorks, the creatives/company of Fiddler, Jason Styres, Daniel Hoff Agency, Mom and Dad. BFA University of Miami. For Ellie G!
Jacob Nahor (Ensemble) is making his Broadway tour debut in Fiddler. Born in New York and Graduated with honors from Alvin Ailey/Fordham University. He is an alumni of Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Springboard Danse Montréal and Jacob’s Pillow. He is grateful to his friends and family for their love and support.
Jack O’Brien (Ensemble). International Tour: Shrek the Musical (Shrek Alternate). First Nat’l Tour: Ghost the Musical (u/s Sam/Carl). Select Regional: South Pacific (Lt. Cable), Damn Yankees (Joe Hardy) at Allenberry Playhouse. Avenue Q (Princeton/Rod) at Oregon Cabaret Theatre. Millikin University graduate. Thanks to the Fiddler team, family and friends! Love to Tony and Judas. jackmobrien.com
Maxwell Parr Perkins (Ensemble) is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of Arts with a BFA in Dance. He has been a guest artist with Loni Landon Dance Project, Sean Curran Company-Opera Lafayette, NVA & Guests, Dance for Life Chicago, River North Dance Chicago, and Elements Contemporary Ballet. Maxwell is a National YoungArts Foundation Dance finalist alum and an U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts.
Leah Platt (Swing). Originally from the Washington, DC area, Leah is a graduate of Northwestern University. Recent credits include The Marvelous Wonderettes (Betty Jean), Breaking Ground (NYMF Soloist), [Title of Show] (Susan), and Next to Normal (Natalie). Thanks to my family who first introduced me to Anatevka! LeahPlatt.com
Lynda Senisi (Ensemble). Graduate of Marymount Manhattan College (BFA in Dance) and F. H. LaGuardia High School. Director/Choreographer at Triple Threat PAC. Credits include Broadway Asia, Kuperman Brothers, Bennyroyce Dance, Doug Varone & Dancers, TAKE Dance and more. Love and gratitude to my parents, family and Fiddler friends! @imlyndawithay
Nick Siccone (Ensemble) is a recent graduate of The Boston Conservatory. Regional Theatre: Small Town Story (World Premiere) The Bridges of Madison County. Favorite roles include CB in Dog Sees God, Peter Pan in Peter Pan. Thanks to Mom, Dad, & Rich for all their love and support.
Brian Silver (Ensemble). Holds a BA in Music from Tulane University. In 2017, Brian traveled to 28 countries singing aboard the Oceania Nautica. Film: Pitch Perfect (Treblemaker). Regional: Les Miserables (Courfeyrac) Summer Lyric Theatre. Many thanks to Mackenzie, his family, friends, teachers, & MAA. brian-silver.com
Britte Steele (Ensemble) NAT’L TOUR: 42nd Street, The Music Man. REGIONAL: Ogunquit Playhouse, The Engeman Theatre, Theatre by the Sea, Lake Dillon Theatre, and more! Big thanks to Jason, NETworks, the entire creative team, and to YOU for supporting live theatre. brittesteele.net. Psalm 25:4-5.