August 10, 2005, - 2:55 pm

All Gay “Fiddler on the Roof”?

By Debbie Schlussel
Did “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” take over the Broadway revival of “Fiddler on the Roof”–the musical about a traditional Jewish family in Europe?
USA Today reported that gay activist/”comedienne” (who is not funny) Rosie O’Donnell will take over the starring female lead in Fiddler, opposite gay activist/actor Harvey Fierstein. It will be hard to suspend belief as she sings, “Sunrise, Sunset.”

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Rosie recruiting a new female paramour?

A gay Tevye AND Golde? Mix that with “Rich Girl,” the hip-hop rip-off of Fiddler’s “If I Were a Rich Man” sung by Eve and No Doubt’s Gwen Stefani, and somehow I really don’t think this was what Shalom Aleichem (the Yiddish author who wrote “Tevye’s Daughers” on which “Fiddler” is based) had envisioned.

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3 Responses

Has Rosie ever been involved in any successful project, except for Sleepless in Seattle in spite of Rosie? How does he keep getting hired?
I do recommend that movie where Rosie plays a tard, “Riding the Bus with My Sister.” I think it’s a documentary on Rosie’s life, but I could be wrong I think.

The_Man on August 10, 2005 at 9:22 pm

Geeez, that means building whole sets that can accomodate Rosie’s GI-NORMOUS head.
SOTG

SonOfTheGodfather on August 11, 2005 at 5:17 am

Get the ‘Fiddler On The Roof’ cd by The Cannonball
Adderley Sextet,instead.If late,greats Cannonball
and Zero Mostel handled the music,Gwen Stefani
would be relegated to MTV-and the original play wouldn’t have evolved into ‘Faygela On The Roof.’

jaywilton on August 12, 2005 at 11:23 am

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