Washington City Paper
Rebecca J. Ritzel
The play clocks in at only 90 minutes, counting intermission, and the scenes fly by like a chilly shopper trying to get in and out of the freezer section. Panych sets up sparring rounds for every possible combination of his actors: Williams and Stein, Stein and Houdyshell, Houdyshell and her accomplice (played by Jenna Sokolowski), and so on. The finest pairing is Williams and Houdyshell, not only because they excel at portraying good-hearted, flawed schlumps… Read more
photo of Jayne Houdyshell
by Teresa Wood.
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
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