Fiddler on the Roof Gives Two Dollars From Full-Priced Tickets to Flint Water Fund
The initiative will last through the month of February.
The producers of Broadway's currently running Fiddler on the Roof revival have announced that the production will donate $2 from every full-price ticket purchased for all February 2016 performances to the United Way of Genesee County's Flint Water Fund. Money given to the fund directly provides aid to the Michigan city's residents, currently suffering from a critical drinking water contamination crisis.
The United Way of Genesee County in Flint, Michigan, has been working alongside a few core partners since the lead was discovered in late September 2015. Monetary donations will be used for the purchase of water filters, bottled water, emergency support services, and prevention efforts in Flint.
Featuring a book by Joseph Stein and a score by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, Fiddler on the Roof is inspired by Sholom Alecheim's stories of the milkman Tevye, who tries to hold on to "tradition" as the world around him and his family in the little village of Anatevka changes. This Broadway production, directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher (The King and I) and playing at the Broadway Theatre, is the show's sixth since its record-breaking debut in 1964.
Five-time Tony nominee Danny Burstein stars as the iconic patriarch Tevye, opposite Tony nominee Jessica Hecht as Golde, Alexandra Silber as Tzeitel, Adam Kantor as Motel, Alix Korey as Yente, Samantha Massell as Hodel, Ben Rappaport as Perchik, Jessica Vosk as Fruma Sarah, Melanie Moore as Chava, Adam Dannheisser as Lazar Wolf, Aaron Young as Sasha, Nick Rehberger as Fyedka, and Karl Kenzler as the Constable.