Harvey Fierstein taking over from Alfred Molina as Tevye? Sounds crazy, no? Only in New York could a theater creature and gay activist like Fierstein cross the street from cross-dressing in Hairspray to milk-cart pulling in one of Broadway’s most tradition-bound musical heartstring-pluckers. And by the sheer ebullience of his outsize, cosmopolitan persona (this Tevye is poor but hardly unsophisticated), as well as by the sound-the-shofar bleat of his famous voice, Fierstein succeeds in making a very mesmerizing manner of milkman. David Leveaux’s revival of Fiddler on the Roof retains its autumnal tone and Marc Chagall sense of composition. But with Fierstein wishing he were a rich man and ruling over a roost of daughters, everything old is startlingly new in Anatevka.
Fiddler on the Roof Harvey Fierstein taking over from Alfred Molina as Tevye? Sounds crazy, no? Only in New York could a theater creature and gay activist like Fierstein...Fiddler on the RoofJoseph Stein Harvey Fierstein taking over from Alfred Molina as Tevye? Sounds crazy, no? Only in New York could a theater creature and gay activist like Fierstein...2005-02-07
Starring: Harvey Fierstein, Alfred Molina; Director: David Leveaux; Author: Joseph Stein; Opening Date: 02/26/2004
Posted February 7 2005 — 12:00 AM EST
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