“Forgotten Hollywood”- Sabbath Prayer For the Red Dragon…

Posted on March 6, 2020 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`The Yiddish production of Fiddler on the Roof was scheduled to tour China this Spring, but has apparently fallen victim to Coronavirus fears. Other stage productions of the classic musical will continue Down Under later in the Fall.

“`Cast members were informed of the three-city tour that would have taken place from April 13th to May 10th. But according to Zalmen Mlotek, artistic director of the National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene, four days later the tour was cancelled. Mlotek called the cancellation of the China tour a major disappointment for everyone involved.

“`The Australian production of Fiddler in Yiddish is set to debut in early September. It starts with a two-month run at the 1,400-seat Joan Sutherland Theatre, which is part of the iconic Sydney Opera House.  A five-week stay at the Comedy Theatre in Melbourne will follow. Joel Grey is directing the Australian company. If the Aussie production is successful, it could spark interest in an Asian and European tour by the American cast.

“`Jumpstart Entertainment, the Manhattan theatrical management firm who was involved in the coordination of the China tour, has not responded to press requests for comment.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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