By Sabina Mollot
Broadway crowd-pleaser “Fiddler on the Roof,” which had a revival just 12 years ago, is once again back on the Great White Way, its latest version already opening to rave reviews.
Part of the new successful effort are two Peter Cooper Village residents with supporting roles, Broadway veteran Jeffrey Schecter (“Guys and Dolls,” “A Chorus Line”) and newcomer, 14-year-old Hayley Feinstein.
Previews have been running since November 18 while the show officially opened on December 20 with eight performances a week.
Despite their busy schedules, both actors recently took the time to chat with Town & Village about the experience of being part of the iconic musical on Jewish culture and cultural shifts.
For Schecter, it was just the end of what had already been a very eventful year. At the start of 2015, he was unemployed. “The future was very uncertain,” he said.
Then, last summer Schecter and his wife Melissa Schwender Schecter, also an actor and dancer, launched a dance and theater studio for kids (inspired by their first child, daughter Elena) called I Can Do That NYC. The couple also celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary and the birth of their son, Mattias earlier that year.