Monday, September 26, 2016

What Has Happend To Casting Directors???????????? Why Can't They Cast Golde In 'Fiddler???????????????'

                          When I heard Jessica Hecht was initially cast in the now current revival of "Fiddler On The Roof"--due to close on December 31-- I could sort of see it.  I mean, in the Delacorte's "King Lear," her Regan was practically Borscht Belt, which really did not make sense for the most dangerous of Lear's daughters.

                             But for Golde--well, it has been done before, by Maria Karnilova, who was superb. Besides, Golde does not require musical theater chops, as the only major moment she gets is the duet with Tevye, "Do You Love Me?," which is kind of recitative.

                               OK, so now Jessica is parting the show.  To, as I found out, take on a role in the Roundabout revival of Arthur Miller's "The Price."  Sounds perfect for Jessica.

                                  So, who do they get to replace Jessica?  Judy Kuhn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                   Judy Kuhn, late of "Fun Home?" She, with the gorgeous voice?  Why cast someone with a glorious voice as Golde, unless Judy wants to take on the role. It would kind of book end her role as Bella in "RAGS," which was thirty years ago.

                                    I may even see the show, because of Judy.  I just love her work.  But is this really a good showcase for her?

                                      Only Judy knows, for sure. But what has happened to the art of casting?
Or, more to the point, when did casting become less of an art????????????/

                                        It's a wonder they didn't get Beyonce!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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