Monday, May 4, 2009

L'Chaim, Topol!

L'Chaim means "To Life!". Fiddler on the Roof starring Chaim Topol as Tevye starts tomorrow, May 5 . This is the first time Fiddler has been to Memphis in over 8 years. Theodore Bikel played Tevye in a production that ran the second week of January 2001. This week-long engagement marks only the fifth time a touring Broadway cast has performed Fiddler in the Mid-South.

In a farewell performance, Topol, 73, will make his Memphis theatre debut. Read more about Topol in arts writer Christopher Blank's preview article, "New Stroke on 'Fiddler'" from the May 1 Commercial Appeal.

Also, don't miss Topol interview's with Marybeth Conley and Alex Coleman on News Channel 3's Live at 9 on Thursday, May 7.

Looking for a preview of Topol at the Orpheum this week, check out the opening sequence of the 1971 film featuring the Israeli star and the emsemble singing "Tradition".

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