The creative casting of Broadway’s Fiddler on the Roof continues with today’s announcement of the Dixie Chicks as Tevye’s daughters Tzeidel, Hodel, and Chava.
Previous casting news here and here.
BroadwaycastingChavaDixie ChicksFiddler on the RoofHodelTzeidel
August 17, 2005 at 7:17 pm
you’re kidding, right?
August 17, 2005 at 7:58 pm
Is the one in the middle a little person?
August 17, 2005 at 8:40 pm
damn this fiddler on the roof keeps gettin’ better and better. it’s gonna be sweet.
August 17, 2005 at 9:46 pm
well, jeez, neil, you obviously don’t need kids to have something to write about. fiddler on the roof is obviously a much better best friend to bloggers than children. daddy bloggers my ass. look out world. here comes neil. broadway blogger.
August 18, 2005 at 3:58 am
This is starting to take that turn past parody to cataclysm. You couldn’t make up this casting…
August 18, 2005 at 7:17 am
the one on the left has my name on it
August 18, 2005 at 8:23 am
August 18, 2005 at 8:33 am
if this is true. . .it sort of makes sense.
and the one in the middle (natalie manes) isn’t a little person, she’s just short and those twin sisters she plays with are amazons (hence her looking like a dwarf).
August 18, 2005 at 10:35 am
I hope they instill some of that charming anti-Bush rhetoric into the musical.
August 18, 2005 at 11:53 am
You shouldn’t make jokes like this, you’re giving them ideas.
August 18, 2005 at 12:12 pm
Small historical point: “Color-blind casting” (which in effect meant casting with no regard whatsoever for whether the actor was an ethnic fit for a role) was promoted and put over by Joseph Papp, a Jewish boy from Brooklyn. I wonder how he’d feel about how “Fiddler” is being cast these days. Next: Denzel as Tevye!
August 19, 2005 at 4:50 pm
I think one of them already plays the fiddle… Did that help them in the auditions?
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