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Jayne Houdyshell, late-blooming Broadway baby

The Washington Post
Nelson Pressley

“It was scary,” says Houdyshell, now 60 and a multiple Tony Award nominee, in Washington to star in the new comedy The Shoplifters at Arena Stage. “I wasn't willing to go back and repeat the work I had been doing. It was clear that I needed to make a shift. And I also thought, I have to look at the very real possibility that nothing's going to happen for me in New York. And if so – what should I do?”… Read more

Edward Gero
photo of Jayne Houdyshell by Amanda Voisard for the Washington Post

Jonathan Hadary and Ann Arvia to Lead
Fiddler on the Roof at Arena Stage

Editorial Staff

Jonathan Hadary and Ann Arvia will star as Tevye and Golde in Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater's upcoming production of Fiddler on the Roof. Directed by Molly Smith and featuring choreography by Parker Esse, the Joseph Stein, Jerry Bock, and Sheldon Harnick musical runs October 21-January 4 in the Fichandler Stage.

Staged in the round (with Jerome Robbins' original choreography adapted for that setting), the production will also feature Dorea Schmidt as Tzeitel, Hannah Corneau as Hodel, Maria Rizzo as Chava, Shayna Blass as Shprintze, Maya Brettell as Bielke, Joshua Morgan as Motel, Michael Vitaly Sazonov as Perchik, Kurt Boehm as Fyedka, Erick Devine as Lazar Wolf, and Valerie Leonard as Yente/Grandma Tzeitel.… Read more

Jonathan Hadary

Jonathan Hadary

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