Thursday, August 04, 2005

Big Announcement Coming

Yesterday, ,my best friend sent me this article in an email attachment with the subject line: "Do they have rainbow colored flags in Anatevka?"

It looks like former talk-show host and Broadway enthusiast Rosie O'Donnell will become the latest actress to play Golde in the current revival of Fiddler on the Roof.Although a spokesperson for the production could not confirm O'Donnell's casting at this time, reports in the New York Post and on television's "Insider" reveal that O'Donnell will join the company of Fiddler — currently headed by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein as Tevye — in September.

And, O'Donnell's publicist, Cindi Berger, confirmed to that O'Donnell, who has been friends with Fierstein for years, will join the Fiddler cast in the fall and stay with the production through the end of its run.

There was also a recent, cryptic entry on O'Donnell's blog, located on the internet at, that indicated the actress was contemplating a Broadway return. In her July 31 entry, O'Donnell wrote about a conversation she had with her son Parker:

"parker and i
on the boat

so are you gonna do it

- well i am not sure

i think you should

- i worry i am not good enough
- that people will make fun of me
- maybe i can't do it
mom…u have a GOLDEN BLIMP

- true my son

and well…you have to try

- amen"

The Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof — directed by David Leveaux — will play its final performance at the Minskoff Theatre Jan. 8, 2006. The Minskoff is located in Manhattan at 200 West 45th Street; call (212) 307-4100 for tickets.

Well Rosie, two can play at that game. I will hint at an announcement about my professional life. I will give you hint. In September, I will be singing for my supper AND dancing for my lunch OR breakfast BUT not for my liquor. Hey! That would be wrong, indubitably. Keep tuned for more hints.