Tony Award-winners Chita Rivera and Karen Ziemba, Norman Norman Jewison (Academy Award-winning director of the 1971 film version of Fiddler on the Roof), and Ambassador Ido Aharoni, Counsul General of Israel, have joined the line-up for Raising the Roof, an all-star benefit concert celebrating the 100th anniversary of The National Yiddish Theatre on Monday, June 9, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at New York’s The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street).
Original Fiddler on the Roof producer, Harold Prince, Harvey Fierstein, star of the 2004 Broadway revival, and journalist Frank Rich are the Honorary Co-Chairs of Raising the Roof, with Fiddler vets Gary John La Rosa and Erik Liberman co-conceiving and co-directing the evening.
This historic event will feature renditions of classic Fiddler on the Roof musical numbers by their originators and notable successors. Generations of Anatevkans will celebrate the show’s milestone anniversary, including two-time Golden Globe-winner and Oscar- and Tony-nominee, Topol, who originated the role of “Tevye” on the London stage, reprised his role in the film, and returned to Broadway with the role in 1991.
Topol will joined by Grammy Award-winners Joshua Bell andFrank London, Tony Award-winners Jerry Zaks and Andrea Martin, Tony Award-nominees Adrienne Barbeau, Liz Larsen, Austin Pendleton, Sammy Dallas Bayes and Louis Zorich, Golden Globe Award-winner Pia Zadora, Emmy Award-winner Fyvush Finkel, and special guest Jackie Hoffman, among others.