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Virtual program: Fiddler – A Miracle of Miracles!

December 13, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Meet our panel of Fiddler superstars! Join us for a Chanukah program celebrating the triumph of the human spirit. Steven Skybell is the award-winning Tevye of the Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish production that recently took New York by storm, with musical direction by Zalmen MlotekSamantha Massell played Hodel in the recent Broadway revival, and Mimi Turque performed in the original Broadway cast. We will watch Max Lewkowicz‘s dazzling Fiddler – A Miracle of Miracles produced by Patricia Kenner and then spend an uplifting hour together.  Lechaim!



Above: Steven Skybell in the role of Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish







⇒ December 11-19, watch Max Lewkowicz‘s film Fiddler — A Miracle of Miracles on your home device. A link will be provided to all who register.

⇒ Sunday, December 13 at 3:00 p.m. US Eastern Time, tune into the program with our all-star panel of guests.  A link will be provided to all who register.




Portraits of Steven Skybell, actor in the Off Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof In Yiddish for the Weekend Confidential section of The Wall Street Journal. Shot at Nomad Studion in NYC. CREDIT: Allison Michael Orenstein for The Wall Street Journal, Susan Phear, groomer.

       Photo: Allison Michael Orenstein

Steven Skybell (left) most recently starred off-Broadway as Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish directed by Joel Grey, for which he received the Lucille Lortel award for Best Performance by a leading actor in a musical. His Broadway credits include: the 2016 revival of Fiddler on the Roof (Lazar Wolf), Pal Joey, Wicked, The Full Monty, Love!Valour!Compassion!, Café Crown, Ah, Wilderness! Additional off-Broadway credits include: Babette’s Feast, Cymbeline, Antigone in NY (Obie Award). Other: Camelot (Helen Hayes nomination); Henry V (Shakespeare Globe, London). TV/Film: Blue BloodsElementary, Chicago P.D., Cradle Will Rock, Simply Irresistible, Arthur Miller’s Everybody Wins, and many other credits. He is a 1984 graduate of Yale University. 

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Samantha Massell (right) is a New York based actress and singer who has appeared on Broadway, on television, in movies, in the cabaret scene, and in commercials. She was last seen on Broadway as Hodel in the acclaimed revival of Fiddler on the Roof. She has originated lead roles in many world premiere musicals including Steven Schwartz and Charles’ Strouse’s Rags at The Goodspeed Opera (Connecticut Critics Circle Award for Best Actress), The Flamingo Kid at Hartford Stage, and Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame at La Jolla Playhouse and Paper Mill Playhouse. On the small screen, Samantha has held recurring roles on Mr. Mercedes and Chicago Fire and guest starred on NCIS: New Orleans, The Good Fight, and Elementary. BFA, University of Michigan, Phi Beta Kappa. @smassellsings www.samanthamassell.com

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Max Lewkowicz (left) has written, directed, and produced hundreds of productions for network and public television. His credits include award-winning films about the Dance Theater of Harlem, Nelson Mandela’s struggle against Apartheid in South Africa, as well as Across the Bridge, a documentary about the American Military Doctrine in Germany during the Cold War and Ours to Fight For, telling the stories of American GIs in World War II. He has won the Silver Screen Award at the U.S. International Film and Video Festival, the grand prize of The Chicago International Film Festival, and the 2003 Award of Excellence from the National Association of Museum Exhibitions.

Patti Kenner

Patricia Kenner (right) is the Executive Producer of Fiddler – A Miracle of Miracles.  Previously she produced Ahead of Time, a film that chronicles the astonishing life story of pioneer journalist and photographer Ruth Gruber. Both films have won prizes and critical acclaim. She is a humanitarian and philanthropist who serves on the Boards of the Museum of Jewish Heritage, the Defiant Requiem Foundation, Selfhelp Foundation, Educational Alliance, Carnegie Mellon University, and the American Heart Association and is co-chair of the Community Initiative on Holocaust Survivors at UJA.

Mimi Turque

Mimi Turque (left) performed in the original Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof, playing Hodel alongside Bette Midler, who portrayed her sister Tzeitel. Her first major role was as Louise in the 1961 national tour of Gypsy. Her Broadway credits include Lili in Carnival! as well as Antonia Quijana in the original Man of La Mancha. She played Jenny in the revival production of The Threepenny Opera on Broadway and portrayed Molina’s Mother in Kiss of the Spider Woman. She is a co-creator of the musical Blue Roses, based on The Glass Menagerie.

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Zalmen Mlotek is an internationally recognized authority on Yiddish folk and theater music as well as a leading figure in the Jewish theater and concert worlds. For the past 20 years, he has been the Artistic Director and conductor at National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene. His vision brought to New York the critically acclaimed award-winning Fidler Afn Dakh (Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish) directed by Joel Grey, for which he served as music director, and will serve as musical supervisor for the international and national tours being planned. He brought Yiddish-Klezmer music to Broadway and Off-Broadway stages with the Tony-nominated Those Were the Days and Drama Desk Nominated Amerike – The Golden Land.


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December 13, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
tickets by donation
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