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Trevor Nunn’s critically acclaimed production of Fiddler On The Roof  transfers to the West End

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Credit: Johan Persson

Trevor Nunn’s critically acclaimed production of Fiddler on the Roof with Andy Nyman and Judy Kuhn transfers to the reconfigured Playhouse Theatre from 21 March for a limited run – with over 25,000 tickets at £20 or less across the run. The production, which opens on 27 March, with previews from 21 March, and is booking until 15 June, is currently running at the Menier, where it completes its sell-out run on 9 March. Public booking opens on 6 February. The full cast for the transfer will be announced shortly.

★★★★
‘A resounding success. This one is pretty perfect.’
Financial Times

Direct from its sold-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Tony and Olivier award-winning director Trevor Nunn’s ‘exuberant revival’ (Daily Telegraph) of the classic Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof transfers to the West End for a strictly limited run. The Playhouse Theatre will be specially transformed into an immersive space for this ‘shiveringly intimate chamber musical about family’ (The Times).

Old traditions and young love collide in this joyous and timely celebration of life. Tevye’s daughters’ unexpected choice of husbands opens his heart to new possibilities, as his close-knit community also feel winds of change blowing through their tiny village.

Featuring the iconic score including ‘Tradition’, ‘Matchmaker, Matchmaker’, ‘Sunrise, Sunset’ and ‘If I Were a Rich Man’, and packed with Jerome Robbins’ original Tony award-winning choreography, Fiddler on the Roof ‘bursts from the stage’ (Financial Times), bringing new life to one of the most beloved musicals of all time.

Andy Nyman is an award-winning actor, director and writer who has earned acclaim from both critics and audiences for his work in theatre, film and television. As well asFiddler on the Roof, his work for the Menier includes Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins and Abigail’s Party (also Wyndham’s Theatre). Other theatre work includes Martin McDonagh’s Hangmen (Wyndham’s Theatre), and the original production of Ghost Stories (Duke of York’s Theatre/Arts Theatre) which he starred in, co-wrote and co-directed with Jeremy Dyson. His extensive television credits include Wanderlust, The Eichmann ShowCampus, Crooked HouseDead Set as well as his highly acclaimed performance as Winston Churchill in Peaky Blinders. This year he will be seen in the up and coming series Hanna. Nyman’s extensive film credits include The CommuterDeath at a FuneralKick-Ass 2Black DeathThe Brother’s BloomSeverance and Shut Up & Shoot Me, for which he won the ‘Best Actor’ award at the Cherbourg Film Festival in 2006. Upcoming films include Jungle Cruise and playing opposite Renee Zellweger in Judy. This year saw the release of the film version of Ghost Stories. Based on their own play, the film was written and directed by Nyman and Jeremy Dyson. Nyman also stars alongside Martin Freeman and Paul Whitehouse. In addition, he has collaborated with Derren Brown for almost 20 years, co-writing and co-creating much of Brown’s early TV work, he has also co-written and directed six of Brown’s stage shows winning the ‘Best Entertainment’ Olivier Award for Derren Brown – Something Wicked This Way Comes and recently a New York Drama Desk Award for ‘Best Unique Theatrical Event 2017’ for Derren Brown – Secret.

Judy Kuhn plays Golde. A four-time Tony Award nominee, she has released four studio albums, and sang the title role in the 1995 film Pocahontas, including her rendition of the song “Colors of the Wind”, which won its composers the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Her theatre credits include Fun Home (Public Theater/Circle In The Square Theatre), She Loves Me (Brooks Atkinson Theater), ChessThe Mystery of Edwin Drood (The Imperial Theatre), Les Miserables (Broadhurst Theatre), Rags (Mark Hellinger Theatre),Two Shakespearean Actors (Lincoln Center Theatre), King David (New Amsterdam Theater) and Metropolis (Piccadilly Theatre – Olivier Award Nomination), The Visit(The Williamstown Theater Festival), PassionThe Cradle Will Rock (City Center), Three Sisters (Intiman Theatre), Passion (Kennedy Center), Sunset BoulevardEli’s Comin’ , Dream True (Vineyard Theatre), The Ballad of Little Jo (Steppenwolf Theater), The Glass Menagerie (McCarter Theatre), Martin Guerre (Hartford Stage) and Endangered Species (BAM). Her film credits include EnchantedDay on FirePocahontas and Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World.

From 1968 to 1986, Trevor Nunn was the youngest ever Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, directing over thirty productions, including most of the Shakespeare canon, as well as Nicholas Nickleby and Les Misérables.  From 1997 to 2003, he was Artistic Director of the National Theatre, where his productions included Troilus and Cressida, Oklahoma!The Merchant of VeniceSummerfolkMy Fair LadyA Streetcar Named DesireAnything Goes and Love’s Labour’s Lost. He has directed the world premières of Tom Stoppard’s plays ArcadiaThe Coast of Utopia and Rock n Roll; and of CatsSunset Boulevard, Starlight Express and Aspects of Love by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Other theatre includes Timon of AthensSkellig (Young Vic); The Lady From The Sea (Almeida Theatre); HamletRichard IIInherit the Wind (The Old Vic), A Little Night Music (Menier Chocolate Factory, West End and Broadway), Cyrano de BergeracKiss Me Kate (Chichester Festival Theatre); Heartbreak HouseFlare PathRosencrantz and Guildenstern Are DeadThe Tempest (Theatre Royal, Haymarket); Scenes from a Marriage (Coventry & St James), All That Fall (Jermyn Street & New York); A Chorus of Disapproval and Relative Values (West End).  Work for television includes Antony and CleopatraThe Comedy of ErrorsMacbethThree SistersOthello,The Merchant of Venice and King Lear, and on film, HeddaLady Jane and Twelfth Night.

Listings                                                                                                                         Fiddler on the Roof

Playhouse Theatre

Northumberland Ave, London WC2N 5DE

 Box Office: 0844 871 7631

Tickets from £20 

www.fiddlerwestend.com

 Twitter: @FiddlerWestEnd

Instagram: @FiddlerWestEnd

Facebook: /FiddlerWestEnd

 Performances:

Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm until 30 March (matinees on Saturdays)

Tuesday to Saturday from w/c 2 April (matinees on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays)

 Groups Bookings: 020 7206 1174

Access Bookings: 0800 912 6971

Captioned performance: Wednesday 8 May

Audio Described: Wednesday 15 May

West End & Broadway stars Jenna Russell & Judy Kuhn will join Seth Rudetsky for Broadway @ Leicester Square Theatre

Olivier Award winner & Tony Award nominee Jenna Russell (Sunday In The Park With George, Merrily We Roll Along and Fun Home at the Young Vic) and four-time Tony nominee Judy Kuhn (star of Trevor Nunn’s new Fiddler On The Roof at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Broadway’s Fun Home, Chess and Les Misérables) will join Seth Rudetsky as music director/host for two intimate concerts on Sunday, February 3 as part of the long-running Broadway @ Leicester Square Theatre series.

Broadway @ Leicester Square Theatre began in 2013 with Patti LuPone and returned with Audra McDonald in 2016 and John Barrowman and Ramin Karimlooo earlier this year. What differentiates this concert series is the seamless mix of intimate behind-the-scenes stories from Broadway’s biggest stars – prompted by Rudetsky’s
probing, funny, revealing questions – and their stellar singing of the musical theatre repertoire.

This is a spontaneous mix of of hilarity and show-stopping songs that is not to be missed.

Jenna Russell 

Jenna Russell is an award winning actress whose accolades include 2007 Olivier Award for Best Actress in a
Musical for her performance as Dot/Marie in Sunday In The Park With George at  Wyndhams Theatre. She
reprised her role on Broadway at Studio 54 where she won 2008 Theatre World Award for Broadway Debut
Performance. She also received a 2008 Tony Award nomination and 2008 Drama Desk nomination for the same role.She has received Olivier Award nominations for her performances as Mary Flynn in Merrily We Roll Along and Sarah Brown opposite Ewan McGregor in Guys and Dolls in the West End. She was also long listed for Best
Musical Performance for Evening Standard Theatre Awards for her roles as Little Edie in Grey Gardens at
Southwark Theatre and Mary Flynn in Merrily We Roll Along at The Pinter Theatre. Other recent theatre credits include Helen Bechdel  in Fun Home at The Young Vic, and Mephistopheles in Dr Faustus starring opposite Kit Harington at The Duke of Yorks Theatre.

Judy Kuhn 

Judy Kuhn is currently starring as Golde in London in the sold-out production of Fiddler on the Roof at the Menier
Chocolate Factory, a role she also played on Broadway in 2016. On Broadway, the four Tony Award nominee, starred as Helen Bechdel in Fun Home (Tony & Drama League Award nominations) a role she created in the
original Public Theater production for which she won the 2014 Lucille Lortell Award. Also on Bway she starred in the Roundabout’s hit revival of She Loves Me (Tony nomination); and the original Bway productions of Chess (Tony &  Drama Desk nomination); Les Misérables (Tony & Drama Desk nomination); Rags (Drama Desk
nomination); Two Shakespearean Actors (Lincoln Center Theatre), Alan Menken & Tim Rice’s King David; and The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Other select theater includes: The Visit by JohnKander, Fred Ebb & Terrance McNally at The Williamstown Theater Festival; Fosca in the much-lauded production of Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine’s Passion (Drama League Award nomination); the inaugural season of Encores! Off-Center in The Cradle Will Rock;  US premiere of Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. In the West End she starred in Metropolis (Olivier Award nomination). Judy sang the title role in Disney’s Pocahontas as well as the in the sequel
Pocahontas II: Journey To A New World.

Seth Rudetsky 

Seth Rudetsky has played piano in the orchestra for more than 15 Broadway shows including Ragtime, Grease and Phantom. As a comedy writer, he was nominated for three Emmy Awards for The Rosie O’Donnell Show and has written 3 volumes of Seth’s Broadway Diary filled with hilarious theatre stories, as well as two young adult books published by Random House. After the Orlando Florida nightclub shooting, his husband James spearheaded Broadway For Orlando, a star-studded recording of What The World Needs Now Is Love that Seth conducted/arranged featuring Idina Menzel, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Judy Kuhn, Rachel Tucker, Audra McDonald and 30 other Broadway stars which raised over $100,000 for the victims, their families and The Trevor Project. He loves performing in London and has been at Leicester Square Theatre opposite Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, John Barrowman and Ramin Karimloo and, in 2016, he starred with some amazing West End talent in a one-day benefit of his Broadway musical comedy Disaster! at Charing Cross Theatre that benefitted MADTrust. His favourite thing is getting stars to tell never-before-told inside theatre stories and then making them sing tons of amazing songs…exactly what these shows at Leicester Square Theatre will be!

LISTINGS INFO

Mark Cortale presents
Broadway @ Leicester Square Theatre

JENNA REUSELL
with SETH RUDETSKY
as pianist & host

Sunday, February 3 at 4.00pm