August 10, 2005, - 2:55 pm
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.”
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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