Austin Pendleton made his Broadway debut in 1964 when he created the role of Motel in the original production of Fiddler on the Roof. His performance as the nervous, loveable, determined tailor is immortalized on the classic cast album and has served as the gold-standard blueprint to anyone who has played Motel since.
it feels like a great time to celebrate Boston theater in all of its delicious fertility.
"...it’s a wonderful moment to revisit what some people have called the most perfect musical ever written."
Starting August 2, Boston audiences will once again be the first to enjoy a hotly anticipated new musical, Waitress, courtesy of the American Repertory Theater.
"What fascinates me about theatre is that ultimately many directors will interpret a work…many generations will see it and interpret it. That’s an amazing thing."
That conversation is the continuing larger one about black culture that is more often than not engaged in by people who have no business stating their misguided opinions on race and class to begin with.