Jordan Gelber, Jill Abramovitz, Alexandra Socha, Etai Benson, More Cast in Paper Mill Fiddler on the Roof | Playbill

Regional News Jordan Gelber, Jill Abramovitz, Alexandra Socha, Etai Benson, More Cast in Paper Mill Fiddler on the Roof

Parker Esse will reproduce Jerome Robbins' original choreography.

Jordan Gelber, Jill Abramovitz, Alexandra Socha, and Etai Benson

Casting is complete for the Paper Mill Playhouse's upcoming production of the Tony-winning musical Fiddler on the Roof, which will play the New Jersey venue December 6, 2023-January 7, 2024.

Helmed by Paper Mill Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee, the production will showcase the original Tony-winning choreography by Jerome Robbins. Opening night is set for December 10.

The cast will be led by Jordan Gelber (Avenue Q, Mr. Saturday Night) as Tevye, Jill Abramovitz (Beetlejuice) as Golde, Alexandra Socha (Spring Awakening) as Tzeitel, Austen Danielle Bohmer (Diana) as Hodel, Maya Jacobson (Fidler Afn Dakh) as Chava, Etai Benson (Company) as Motel, David R. Gordon (Flashdance) as Perchik, Suzanne Grodner (Beautiful) as Yente, Jeremy Radin (The Way Back) as Lazar Wolf, and Andrew Alstat (The Sound of Music) as Fyedka.

The ensemble will include 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.

Winner of the 1965 Tony Award for Best Musical and based on the stories of Sholom Aleichem, Fiddler on the Roof features a book by Joseph Stein, music by Jerry Bock, and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. The score to the classic musical, about Tevye the milkman, his wife, and five daughters, includes such favorites as “Tradition,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” “If I Were a Rich Man,” “To Life (L’Chaim!),” and “Sunrise, Sunset.”

The upcoming production features 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 and wig design by Leah J. Loukas, and fight and intimacy direction by Rick Sordelet. Casting is by JZ Casting. Melissa Chacón is the production stage manager.

Paper Mill Playhouse’s 2023-2024 lineup also features The Great Gatsby (through November 12), After Midnight (January 31–February 25, 2024), Gun & Powder (April 4–May 5), and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (June 5–30).

Costume Sketches From the Original Broadway Production of Fiddler on the Roof

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