FIDDLER ON THE ROOF RAISED NEARLY $30,000 FOR THE RESIDENTS OF FLINT, MICHIGAN & THE UNITED WAY OF GENESEE COUNTY
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
“BROADWAY’S FAVORITE MUSICAL”
(NY DAILY NEWS)
SUCCESSFULLY RAISED NEARLY $30,000
FOR THE RESIDENTS OF FLINT MICHIGAN AND
THE UNITED WAY OF GENESEE COUNTY
– The New York Times (Charles Isherwood)
– Time Out New York (David Cote)
“A REMARKABLE ACHIEVEMENT. A TRIUMPH.“
– Associated Press (Mark Kennedy)
“TIMELESS AND TIMELY.”
– NBC New York (Rob Kahn)
The producers of the hit Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof announce that production successfully raised nearly $30,000 for The United Way of Genesee County’s Flint Water Fund, which directly provides aid to the Michigan city’s residents, currently suffering from a critical drinking water contamination crisis. This contribution was a result of Fiddler on the Roof’s donation of $2 from every full-price ticket purchased to the show for all February 2016 performances.
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 playing at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway, at 53rd Street). Tickets are now on sale via Telecharge.com or by phone at (212) 239-6200.
The United Way of Genesee County in Flint, MI has been working alongside a few core partners since the lead was discovered in late September 2015. The United Way has sourced more than 11,000 filter systems, 5,000 replacement filters, ongoing sources of bottled water to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan and also supports a dedicated driver for daily distribution.
Funds generated through Fiddler on the Roof’s full-price February ticket purchases will be donated to the United Way of Genesee County’s Flint Water Fund, which serves both the immediate and long-term needs of the community.
Monetary donations will be used for the purchase of water filters, bottled water, emergency support services and prevention efforts in Flint, Michigan. One hundred percent of donated funds are used for Flint Water Fund and no administrative fee is assessed.
After the short-term need of Flint residents has been met, any remaining funds will be directed to the Flint Child Health and Development Fund. This fund will provide long-term aid to children and families with interventions that support positive health outcomes.
“This is a generous gift for the people of Flint, one that will help address our immediate needs in the community,” said Jamie Gaskin, CEO of the United Way of Genesee County.
Says Fiddler on the Roof producer Jeffrey Richards, “In keeping with the great Broadway tradition of giving back, I am proud that proceeds from this iconic musical about tradition – which celebrates the human spirit’s ability to find strength, love and joy in the face of diversity – will help the people of Flint through their current crisis.”
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 original Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof, which opened in 1964, 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.
The cast of Fiddler on the Roof features five-time Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-winner Danny Burstein (Cabaret, Golden Boy, Follies, South Pacific) as Tevye, Tony-nominee Jessica Hecht (A View From the Bridge, “Breaking Bad,” The Last Night of Ballyhoo) as Golde, Jenny Rose Baker (Annie Get Your Gun) as Shprintze, Michael C. Bernardi as Mordcha, Adam Dannheisser (Rock of Ages, The Coast of Utopia) as Lazar Wolf, Hayley Feinstein (Shrek The Musical, National Tour) as Bielke, Mitch Greenberg (It Shoulda Been You) as Yussel and the Beggar, Adam Grupper (The Addams Family) as the Rabbi, Adam Kantor (The Last Five Years, Next to Normal, Rent) as Motel, Karl Kenzler (You Can’t Take It With You, Mary Poppins) as the Constable, Alix Korey (All Shook Up, Chicago) as Yente, Jesse Kovarsky as The Fiddler, Samantha Massell (La Boheme) as Hodel, Melanie Moore (Finding Neverland, “So You Think You Can Dance”) as Chava, George Psomas (South Pacific) as Avram, Ben Rappaport (“Mr. Robot,” Picnic) as Perchik, Nick Rehberger (The Glass Menagerie) as Fyedka, Jeffrey Schecter (A Chorus Line, Nice Work if You Can Get It) as Mendel, Alexandra Silber (Master Class) as Tzeitel, Jessica Vosk (The Bridges of Madison County) as Fruma-Sarah, Lori Wilner (The Assembled Parties) as Grandma Tzeitel, Aaron Young as Sasha, and Jennifer Zetlan (Metropolitan Opera) as Shaindel. The ensemble features Julie Benko, Eric Bourne, Stephen Carrasco (Kinky Boots), Eric Chambliss, Austin Goodwin, Jacob Guzman (Newsies), Reed Luplau, Brandt Martinez (Aladdin), Matt Moisey, Sarah Parker, Marla Phelan (Sleep No More), Tess Primack, Silvia Vrskova, and Jonathan Royse Windham.
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.
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. The current 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. (There will be no matinee performance on Wednesday, February 10th, and a special added evening performance on Valentine’s Day – Sunday, February 14th at 7 PM).
Full-price tickets for Fiddler on the Roof range in price from $35 (rear mezzanine) to $157 (orchestra) – and the $2 donation to the United Way will come from every full-price ticket at every price point.
Tickets are now on sale online via Telecharge.com, by phone at (212) 239-6200, and in-person at The Broadway Theatre Box Office (1681 Broadway, at 53rd Street).
Visit Fiddler on the Roof online at: http://fiddlermusical.com/.
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