October 26, 2023
COMPLETE CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM
ANNOUNCED FOR PAPER MILL PLAYHOUSE’S
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
FEATURING JEROME ROBBINS’
DECEMBER 6, 2023 – JANUARY 7, 2024
OPENING DECEMBER 10, 2023
(October 26, 2023 – Millburn, NJ) – Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee– Producing Artistic Director; Michael Stotts– Executive Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is pleased to announce the cast and creative team for its holiday season production of the beloved musical Fiddler on the Roof, directed by Paper Mill Playhouse’s Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee. The production will play December 6, 2023 – January 7, 2024 at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive). Opening night is Sunday, December 10.
Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical, Fiddler on the Roof features a book by Joseph Stein, music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. Paper Mill’s production showcases the original Tony-winning choreography by Jerome Robbins, marking the first time Fiddler on the Roof will be seen on the Paper Mill stage in 40 years.
Fiddler on the Roof will star Jordan Gelber (PMP: Holiday Inn; Broadway: Avenue Q, Mr. Saturday Night; TV: “Elementary”) as Tevye, Jill Abramovitz (PMP: Ever After; Broadway: Beetlejuice) as Golde, Alexandra Socha (Broadway: Spring Awakening; TV: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) as Tzeitel, Austen Danielle Bohmer (Broadway: Diana; TV: “FBI: Most Wanted”) as Hodel, Maya Jacobson (Off Broadway: Fidler Afn Dakh; Studio Theatre: Fun Home) as Chava, Etai Benson (Broadway: Company, The Band’s Visit; Wicked) as Motel, David R. Gordon (1st National Tours: Flashdance, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) as Perchik, Suzanne Grodner (PMP: Sunrise at Campobello; Broadway: Beautiful) as Yente, Jeremy Radin (Film: The Way Back; TV: “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) as Lazar Wolf, and Andrew Alstat (PMP: The Sound of Music; Cape Playhouse: Grease) as Fyedka.
The ensemble cast includes Paloma Maia Aisenberg, Sophie Aknin, Ari Axelrod, Ze’ev Barmor, Sabrina Brush, Michael Bullard, Mark Campbell, Will Stephan Connell, Nick Davis, Ira Denmark, Alex Dorf, Derek Ege, Carley Gilbert, Emerson Glick, Blair Goldberg, Susan J. Jacks, Michał Kołaczkowski, Kyra Leeds, Beatrice Owens, Nick Raynor, Anna Grace Rosenthal, and Price Waldman.
Fiddler on the Roof is set in the small Russian village of Anatevka, home to Tevye, a Jewish husband and father striving to uphold his family’s religious and cultural traditions, and his daughters. The timeless score includes such favorites as “Tradition,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” “If I Were a Rich Man,” “To Life (L’Chaim!),” and “Sunrise, Sunset.”A beloved family classic rich with the warmth of a family’s love.
The production features reproduction choreography by Parker Esse (Broadway: Finian’s Rainbow, A Tale of Two Cities) and music direction by Jillian Zack (PMP: Songs for a New World; Broadway: Funny Girl), as well as scenic design by Kelly James Tighe (PMP: The Sound of Music; Off Broadway: Shadowlands), costume design by Leon Dobkowski (PMP: Beauty and the Beast; Off Broadway: Rock & Roll Man), lighting design by Charlie Morrison (PMP: On Your Feet!; National Tour: How the Grinch Stole Christmas) and Jason M. Flamos (PMP: The Producers, Sister Act; Off Broadway: The Other Josh Cohen), sound design by Sun Hee Kil (Broadway: Choir Boy; Off Broadway: Suffs), hair and wig design by Leah J. Loukas (PMP: The Sound of Music; Broadway: Hadestown), and fight and intimacy direction by Rick Sordelet (PMP: The Wanderer; Broadway: Take Me Out). Casting is by JZ Casting. Melissa Chacón is the Production Stage Manager.
Based on Sholem Aleichem stories by special permission of Arnold Perl.
Produced on the New York Stage by Harold Prince.
Original New York Stage Production Directed and Choreographed by Jerome Robbins.
This production of Fiddler on the Roof was licensed by Music Theatre International.
Paper Mill Playhouse’s 2023-2024 lineup also features The Great Gatsby (now – November 12, 2023), After Midnight (January 31 – February 25, 2024), Gun & Powder (April 4– May 5, 2024), and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (June 5 – 30, 2024).
Paper Mill Playhouse offers its audiences the opportunity to enhance their theater experience with behind-the-scenes views of mainstage productions, including Q&As held live in the theater with cast members. Paper Mill Prologues and The Director’s Viewpoint will be available to everyone on-demand in the Paper Mill Playhouse mobile app.
Award-winning access programs and services are available at all Paper Mill Playhouse productions, including audio-described performances, American Sign Language interpreted and open-captioned performances, Braille and large-print programs, and assistive listening devices.
Paper Mill Playhouse offers three- and four-show subscription packages, available now starting at just $111. Each subscription package includes a different level of special benefits – see www.PaperMill.org for details. Accessibly priced youth subscriptions are available for children under 18 with the purchase of an adult subscription. Tickets and subscriptions may be purchased by calling 973.376.4343, online at www.PaperMill.org, or at the box office.
Programs, dates, and artists are subject to change.
ABOUT PAPER MILL PLAYHOUSE
PAPER MILL PLAYHOUSE, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is a nationally renowned not-for-profit theater under the direction of Mark S. Hoebee (Producing Artistic Director) and Michael Stotts (Executive Director). A beloved New Jersey arts institution since 1938, Paper Mill creates and produces groundbreaking new musicals and reimagined classics. Several productions have gone on to Broadway and launched national tours, including Disney’s Newsies, Les Misérables, Honeymoon in Vegas, A Bronx Tale, and Bandstand. The theater is also the home to an award-winning center for musical theater education and artist training, with outreach programs that impact thousands of students each year. As one of the nation’s premier musical theaters, Paper Mill fosters a creative environment to advance the art form, educate students, develop future theater lovers, nurture inclusion, and provide access for all. We acknowledge that our theater stands on the traditional land of the Lenni-Lenape, and we honor the Indigenous people who inhabited it for thousands of years before European settlers arrived. Paper Mill Playhouse programs are made possible, in part, by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Paper Mill Playhouse is a member of the National Alliance for Musical Theatre, the Council of Stock Theatres, and the New Jersey Theatre Alliance.
Paper Mill Playhouse’s 2023-2024 Season
The Great Gatsby
October 12 – November 12, 2023
Music by Jason Howland
Lyrics by Nathan Tysen
Book by Kait Kerrigan
Choreographed by Dominique Kelley
Directed by Marc Bruni
This world-premiere musical adaptation of the acclaimed novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald tells the impassioned tale of eccentric and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby in his tragic pursuit of Daisy Buchanan, the woman he’s loved since his youth. Directed by Marc Bruni (Beautiful), this story of extravagance and longing in the lavish Roaring Twenties features a book by Kait Kerrigan (The Mad Ones) and a jazz- and pop-influenced original score by Jason Howland and Nathan Tysen (Paradise Square).
January 31 – February 25, 2024
Conceived by Jack Viertel
Selected Text by Langston Hughes
Music by Duke Ellington, Jimmy McHugh, Harold Arlen and others
This electrifying musical revue transports you to the Cotton Club of the Harlem Renaissance, an unparalleled time in New York City when jazz and swing were king. After Midnight intertwines the poetry of Langston Hughes with songs from big-band legends Duke Ellington, Jimmy McHugh, Harold Arlen, Dorothy Fields, and more. The exhilarating score features such hits as “I Can’t Give You Anything but Love,” “Stormy Weather,” “On the Sunny Side of the Street,” and “It Don’t Mean a Thing.”
Gun & Powder
April 4 – May 5, 2024
Book and Lyrics by Angelica Chéri
Music by Ross Baum
Directed by Stevie Walker-Webb
Gun & Powder is a new musical inspired by the true story of Mary and Martha Clarke, African American twin sisters who take extraordinary measures to settle their mother’s sharecropper debt and save her home. In 1893 Texas, the Sisters Clarke—passing as white—embark on a remarkable Wild West adventure that examines race, family, and identity with two electrifying women who transformed from farm girls to outlaws to legends. Featuring book and lyrics by Angelica Chéri (a real-life descendant of Mary and Martha Clarke), music by Ross Baum, and direction by Obie winner Stevie Walker-Webb (Ain’t No Mo’).
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
June 5 – 30, 2024
Book by Douglas McGrath
Words and Music by Gerry Goffin & Carole King, Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
Choreographed by Jennifer Werner
Directed by Casey Hushion
This Tony-nominated musical follows the early life and career of Carole King on her journey from teenage songwriter to chart-topping solo artist. King wrote for many of the biggest names in music, often alongside her husband, but it wasn’t until she made the leap from the writer’s room to the stage that she truly found her voice. This inspiring story of love, heartbreak, and empowerment features over two dozen hits, including “One Fine Day,” “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” and “Natural Woman.”
Jordan Gelber (Tevye) is thrilled to return to Paper Mill (Holiday Inn). Broadway: Mr. Saturday Night, Sunday in the Park with George, Buddy in Elf, All My Sons, Avenue Q (original cast, Outer Critics Circle Award). Off Broadway: Nantucket Sleigh Ride, Two Thousand Years, Birth and After Birth. TV: recurring on “Elementary” and “Law & Order: SVU,” “Mr. Robot,” “Mindhunter,” “Insatiable,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “Nurse Jackie,” “The Good Wife,” “Rescue Me,” “Ugly Betty,” “The Sopranos,” “100 Centre Street,” and more. Film: The Kitchen, Bleed for This, Dark Horse, Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead, Everyday People, Riding in Cars with Boys, Changing Lanes. BA, Stanford University; MFA, NYU Tisch Graduate Acting (2000 Laura Pels Award). www.JordanGelber.com
Jill Abramovitz (Golde). Broadway: Beetlejuice, Fiddler on the Roof, Cinderella, 9 to 5, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me. Paper Mill: Ever After, Damn Yankees. Other regional: Goodspeed, Barrington, Kennedy Center, A Walk on the Moon at George Street, God of Carnage at Cape Playhouse. Selected TV/film: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Chicago Med,” Daughter of the Bride, “The Blacklist,” “The Last O.G.,” “Madam Secretary,” “The Good Wife,” “FBI: Most Wanted,” “Bluebloods,” “Law & Order: SVU.” Also an award-winning lyricist/bookwriter, Jill contributed lyrics to Broadway’s It Shoulda Been You and is a past recipient of the Jerry Bock Award for excellence in musical theater writing, given by the great Sheldon Harnick. jillaonline.com
Alexandra Socha (Tzeitel). Paper Mill debut! Broadway: Head Over Heels, Spring Awakening. Off Broadway: Mack & Mabel (Encores!), Actually, Fun Home (original cast, Lortel nomination), and more. Television: Skye on Amazon’s “Red Oaks,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “For Life,” “Evil,” “The Equalizer,” to name a few. Thrilled to perform alongside Etai, my wonder of wonders and father to our miracle of miracles.
Austen Danielle Bohmer (Hodel) (she/her) is thrilled to be returning to the Paper Mill stage after training in the Summer Conservatory as a New Jersey kid! Broadway: Diana (original Broadway cast ensemble, u/s Diana). Off Broadway: Days of Rage (Second Stage). TV: “FBI: Most Wanted.” Regional: Lyric Opera of Chicago (Hodel, Fiddler on the Roof), Sacramento Music Circus (Louise, Gypsy, opposite Carolee Carmello), Pittsburgh CLO, Barrington, Goodspeed, St. Louis Rep. Proud international teaching artist with Arts Ignite (artsignite.org). BFA Acting: Webster Conservatory. RADA, London. Listen to her original music on all streaming platforms under the name Plain Austen. Instagram: @plainausten. austendaniellebohmer.com
Maya Jacobson (Chava) (she/her) is delighted to be making her Paper Mill debut! Off Broadway: Fidler Afn Dakh (directed by Joel Grey), Amerike—The Golden Land (NYTF). Regional: Lyric Opera of Chicago (Chava in Barrie Kosky’s Fiddler on the Roof), Studio Theatre (Medium Alison in Fun Home), and George Street Playhouse (Myra in A Walk on the Moon). TV: “Mordeo” (Crypt TV). BFA: The Boston Conservatory. www.mayajacobson.net, @_mayajacobson
Etai Benson (Motel) is an Israeli-American actor based in NYC. He is thrilled to make his Paper Mill debut, working opposite his all-time favorite actress—who also happens to be his wife. Broadway: Paul in Company (Best Revival Tony Award), Papi in The Band’s Visit (Best Musical Tony Award), Wicked. National Tour: An American in Paris. TV: “God Friended Me.” Regional: Goodspeed Opera House, The Old Globe, Dallas Theatre Center, and more. Etai is a Grammy Award winner as principal soloist on The Band’s Visit Original Broadway Cast Recording. Training: University of Michigan and The Moscow Art Theatre. @etaibenson
David R. Gordon (Perchik) is honored to make his debut at Paper Mill Playhouse, telling this incredibly important story alongside this brilliant cast and team! Favorite credits include Barry Mann (Beautiful), Leo Frank (Parade), Lonny (Rock of Ages), Jimmy (Flashdance first national tour), Roger (Grease international tour), Huey (Memphis), and the first national tour of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. David is also a winemaker! David and his wife created their own wine label called Intermission Cellars. Find all details at www.IntermissionCellars.com. @DRGeffects, @IntermissionCellars
Suzanne Grodner (Yente) is thrilled to be back at Paper Mill Playhouse, where she was seen in Sunrise at Campobello. Broadway: Beautiful, Bye Bye Birdie and The Rose Tattoo. National/International Tours: Beautiful, The Phantom of the Opera. Off Broadway: Cakewalk; Sarah, Sarah; Old Jews Telling Jokes; Death Defying Acts. Over 50 regional productions include Ragtime (Sacramento Music Circus), Silent Sky and Grand Horizons (Asolo Rep), Vanya and Sonia… (Cincinnati Playhouse), Emma (The Old Globe), Annie (Pioneer Theatre), Yentl (Cleveland Playhouse), I’m Not Rappaport (Pittsburgh Playhouse), and The Sisters Rosensweig (Indiana Rep). TV: “Ray Donovan,” “Ed,” and six episodes on all three “Law & Order”s.
Jeremy Radin (Lazar Wolf) is an actor and writer and is absolutely ferklempt to be making his Paper Mill Playhouse debut. He has appeared in films such as The Way Back (dir. Gavin O’Connor) and The New World (dir. Terrence Malick) and TV shows like “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “Criminal Minds,” and “CSI.” He most recently appeared in Big Trip at La MaMa as a founding member of Krymov Lab NYC and in the world premiere of The Ants at the Geffen Playhouse. His poetry has been published widely. Instagram: @germyradin
Andrew Alstat (Fyedka) is beyond thrilled to be returning to Paper Mill Playhouse to help tell this beautiful story. He was last seen on the Paper Mill stage last year as Rolf in The Sound of Music. Recent credits include Damn Yankees (Joe Hardy) at Marriott Theatre; Grease (Danny Zuko) at Cape Playhouse; and The Sound of Music (Rolf), Footloose (Chuck Cranston), and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at the Muny. BFA: CCM 2020. Instagram: @a12tat and @andrewalstat_photography
Mark S. Hoebee (Director) joined the artistic team at Paper Mill Playhouse in 2000. Under his leadership, Paper Mill was presented with the Regional Theatre Tony Award in 2016 and launched such noteworthy projects as the world premieres of Newsies, in partnership with Disney Theatrical Productions; Honeymoon in Vegas; Bandstand; A Bronx Tale; The Wanderer; Ever After; The Honeymooners; My Very Own British Invasion; Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, with the Really Useful Group; and The Sting starring Harry Connick, Jr.; as well as the American premieres of the 25th Anniversary Production of Les Misérables, working alongside Cameron Mackintosh; Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame; and the national tour of The Bodyguard starring Deborah Cox. On Broadway, Mark directed the Actors Fund benefit of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas starring Jennifer Hudson. He directed national tours of Victor/Victoria starring Toni Tennille, Dreamgirls, Company, and An Evening of Lerner and Loewe starring Diahann Carroll. Select directing credits at Paper Mill include The Sound of Music; West Side Story; Beauty and the Beast; Annie; Mary Poppins; Dreamgirls; Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella; Songs for a New World;Hello, Dolly! starring Tovah Feldshuh; Harold and Maude: The Musical with Estelle Parsons; The Will Rogers Follies starring John Davidson; Meet Me in St. Louis; The King and I; Miss Saigon; Disney’s High School Musical; Peter Pan; Smokey Joe’s Cafe; Damn Yankees; and The Full Monty starring Broadway legend Elaine Stritch. He resides in Glen Ridge with his partner Larry Elardo, Senior Director of Program Operations for CBS News, and their children, Stephen and Ashley.
Parker Esse (Reproduction Choreographer). After performing on Broadway in the Tony-winning Fosse, Parker was associate choreographer for Broadway’s Finian’s Rainbow and A Tale of Two Cities, Follies (pre-Broadway), and five City Center Encores!. Choreographer: Oklahoma! (50th anniversary, Arena Stage), Sondheim and Marsalis’s A Bed and a Chair (Encores!); Ed Mirvish Theatre (Toronto), Arena Stage (18 productions), Kennedy Center, Washington National Opera, Goodspeed, Omaha Symphony/NBC holiday televised specials, Shaw Festival (Canada), Lyrics & Lyricists (92nd Street Y), York Theatre, Signature, Ogunquit, Buck’s County, The Rev, NC Theatre. Recently: The Light in the Piazza (Encores!), West Side Story (Muny). BFA: NYU Tisch; proud SDC and AEA member.
Jillian Zack (Music Director) is thrilled to be back at Paper Mill for her third show! Broadway: Funny Girl (keyboard 2 sub), A Beautiful Noise (keyboard 2 sub), To Kill a Mockingbird (organ/conductor sub). Off Broadway/Regional: Theatre Row, Paper Mill Playhouse, The Mac-Haydn, Cape Fear Regional Theatre, Theatre Workshop of Nantucket. Vocal coach both privately and in partnership with the Magaziner Vocal Studio. Concert work: Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, 54 Below. Graduate of the Manhattan School of Music (BM) and The Juilliard School (MM). Proud member of Maestra, Local 802, and Broadway Baby Mamas.
Kelly James Tighe (Scenic Design). Off Broadway and national tour credits include Martin Luther on Trial, Shadowlands, The Most Reluctant Convert, The Great Divorce, The Fantasticks, Almost Heaven, Movin’ Out, Shear Madness, and Cats. Other credits: Disney Theatrical, Paper Mill Playhouse, San Jose Repertory Theatre, Laguna Playhouse, Center Repertory Company, Slow Burn Theatre, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, Sacramento Theatre Company, Gateway Playhouse, Broadway by the Bay, Contra Costa Musical Theatre, Diablo Theatre Company, and Ray of Light Theatre. Kelly’s theatrical work is published in the textbook Scene Design and Stage Lighting, and his work as an illustrator has been published in Mooseltoe: A Moose and a Dream. Awards: SF Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle, Drama-Logue, Shellie. kjtdesign.com
Leon Dobkowski (Costume Design). Paper Mill: Beauty and the Beast, Annie, Mary Poppins, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Off Broadway: Rock & Roll Man. Additional credits include the Muny (St. Louis Theater Circle Award, Seussical, The Wiz), Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Theatre Under the Stars, Weston Playhouse, Feld Entertainment’s Disney Live, George Street Playhouse, Irish Repertory Theatre, Yale Repertory Theater, Pittsburgh CLO, Music Theatre Wichita, Engeman Theater, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Penguin Rep, Epic Theatre Ensemble, NYMF (Outstanding Costume Design, Claudio Quest), Cape May Stage, TheatreWorks Hartford (CT Critics Choice Award nomination, The Legend of Georgia McBride). MFA: Yale School of Drama. www.LeonDobkowski.com, @MrLeonD
Charlie Morrison (Lighting Design). Paper Mill: 26 shows including The Sound of Music, On Your Feet!, Sister Act, Songs for a New World, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, West Side Story, The Little Mermaid, Curtains, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, The Full Monty, and Meet Me in St. Louis. National/International Tours: The Little Mermaid; How the Grinch Stole Christmas; A Christmas Story; The Producers; Hello, Dolly!; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; Miss Saigon; Aida; Man of La Mancha; Guys and Dolls; Groovaloo; My Fair Lady; The King and I; 42nd Street; The Who’s Tommy; and many others. Regional: Shakespeare Theatre Company (DC), Guthrie, Goodspeed, Seattle Rep, Dallas Summer Musicals, TUTS, 5th Avenue, Kansas City Starlight, Pittsburgh CLO, George Street Playhouse, PlayMakers Rep, Tulsa Opera, and more. Two Helen Hayes Awards (seven nominations). www.cmlighting.com
Jason M. Flamos (Lighting Design). New Jersey based Lighting Designer. Select credits include Cape Fear Regional Theater (Clue, Matilda), Mile Square Theater (Betrayal, I and You, The 39 Steps, It’s a Wonderful Life, Pipeline), Shakespeare Theater NJ (William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play Abridged, Snug, The Comedy of Errors), Thingamajig Theater Company (Cabaret, The Little Mermaid, The Pillowman, A Few Good Men), American Theater Group (Small Town Story), 10 Hairy Legs dance company (Heist, 172, Brian, Quadrivium, Cruise Control), American Repertory Ballet (The Time That Runs Away, If, Intrare Forma, Saudade, World Interrupted, Strange Sentience, Circadia, Moving to Bach, Hindsight, Kaleidoscope Mind, Delibes Duet). Associate design for Paper Mill Playhouse: Murder on the Orient Express, The Sound of Music, On Your Feet, Sister Act, The Producers, Cinderella. www.JasonFlamos.com
Sun Hee Kil (Sound Design). Credits include As You Like It (Shakespeare in the Park); Suffs, The Visitor (Public); I Can Get It for You Wholesale, A Man of No Importance (CSC); New Victory Dance (New Victory); Shout Sister Shout! (Ford’s); Exclusion (Arena Stage); The Heart Seller (Milwaukee Rep). Associate: 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics Opening and Closing Ceremonies; Broadway: Choir Boy (Tony Award, Best Sound Design), Bernhardt/ Hamlet, The Rose Tattoo; Off Broadway: Emmet Otter (New Victory), Greater Clements (Lincoln Center); International Tour: Dreamgirls. Assistant professor of Sound Design at SUNY Purchase. www.sunheekil.com
Leah J. Loukas (Hair & Wig Design). Paper Mill: Beauty and the Beast, Annie, Mary Poppins, The Honeymooners, The Little Mermaid, Oliver!, South Pacific, A Christmas Story, The Sound of Music, and more. Broadway: The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window; Hadestown; Escape to Margaritaville; Time and the Conways; Marvin’s Room; Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812; Sweat; On the Town; Vanya and Sonia…; American Idiot, among others. Off Broadway/Regional: Clueless, The True (New Group); Scene Partners (Vineyard); Detroit ’67 (Hartford Stage/McCarter); White Devil (Red Bull); Plenty, Barbecue, Fortress of Solitude, As You Like It, Julius Caesar, Taming of the Shrew, Love’s Labor’s Lost, Into the Woods (Public/Delacorte).
Rick Sordelet (Fight & Intimacy Director). Rick and his son and partner, Christian Kelly-Sordelet, created SORDELET INC, www.sordeletinc.com with 73 Broadway credits that include Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, and Wolf Hall. Also staged the fights for the opera Cyrano de Bergerac starring Placido Domingo at the Metropolitan Opera, The Royal Opera House, and the LaScala in Milan, Italy; and for over 65 productions on five continents including Ben Hur Live European Tour and sit down in Rome. Film: Ben is Back starring Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges, The Game Plan starring Dwayne Johnson; Dan in Real Life starring Steve Carell and Juliette Binoche; and Hamlet starring Campbell Scott. They served as the chief stunt coordinator for “Guiding Light” and staged the fights for “First Jedi,” a CD-ROM for George Lucas. Rick received the Lucille Lortel Award for Sustained Excellence in 2007. Rick teaches at Yale School of Drama, He is the Board President of The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, and the author of the play Buried Treasure. Christian teaches at CUNY Harlem and HB Studio. They teach together at Esper Studios. They, with their partner, author David Blixt, also run an e-publishing company called Sordelet INK. www.sordeletink.com for the emerging author.
JZ Casting (Casting) is thrilled to continue collaborating with Paper Mill Playhouse. Geoff Josselson, CSA and Katja Zarolinski, CSA are New York-based casting directors handling productions for theater, film, and television. Theater work includes Broadway, Off Broadway, and regional productions at Alley Theatre, Arena Stage, Baltimore Center Stage, Cape Playhouse, City Theatre, The Civilians, Irish Repertory Theatre, Kansas City Rep, Kennedy Center, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Paper Mill Playhouse, Pasadena Playhouse, Pittsburgh CLO, Pittsburgh Public Theater, St. Louis Rep, Seattle Rep, Signature Theatre, South Coast Repertory, Studio Theatre, TheaterWorks Hartford, and Woolly Mammoth Theatre. For more information, please visit www.jz-casting.com.
Melissa Chacón (Production Stage Manager). Broadway: Frozen. National Tours: Frozen, The Color Purple, The Bodyguard, The Bridges of Madison County, We Will Rock You, Billy Elliot, Contact, and Rent. Off Broadway: The Coast Starlight at Lincoln Center Theater, Harmony, and Avenue Q. Regional: The Iceman Cometh at BAM, The Color Purple and The Bodyguard at Paper Mill Playhouse, and Joy at George Street Playhouse.
Fiddler on the Roof
Book by Joseph Stein
Music by Jerry Bock
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Original Choreography by Jerome Robbins
Directed by Mark S. Hoebee
Reproduction Choreography by Parker Esse
Music Direction by Jillian Zack
Scenic Design by Kelly James Tighe
Costume Design by Leon Dobkowski
Lighting Design by Charlie Morrison and Jason M. Flamos
Sound Design by Sun Hee Kil
Hair & Wig Design by Leah J. Loukas
Fight & Intimacy Direction by Rick Sordelet
Casting by JZ Casting
Production Stage Management by Melissa Chacón
December 6, 2023 – January 7, 2024
Opening Night: Sunday, December 10 at 7:00 PM
Paper Mill Playhouse
22 Brookside Drive
Millburn, NJ 07041
Ticket Information: https://my.papermill.org/overview/fiddler
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