Stephanie Lynne Mason, Rosie Jo Neddy, and Rachel Zatcoff: Matchmaker, Matchmaker
Stephanie Lynne Mason appeared as Hodl in the critically-acclaimed production of "Fidler Afn Dakh" ("Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish"), directed by Joel Grey, Off-Broadway at Stage 42. She previously originated the role in the production at The Museum of Jewish Heritage by National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene.
Rosie Jo Neddy appeared originated the role of Khave in the production of "Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish", at The Museum of Jewish Heritage by National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene.
Rachel Zatcoff appeared as Tsaytl in "Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish", Off-Broadway at Stage 42. She made her Broadway debut as Christine Daaé in "The Phantom of the Opera". She has also performed with the International Tour of "West Side Story" in the role of Maria.
On June 11, 2018, as part of the "Broadway at The Pierre" cabaret series in association with Broadway Sings for Pride, a concert was held at Two E Bar/Lounge — the sophisticated saloon located inside the New York City luxury hotel, The Pierre. The concert (titled "Encore") featured a performance by Mason, Neddy, and Zatcoff, backed by pianist and musical director Charles Santoro. The concert was scheduled on the day after the 72nd Annual Tony Awards, further celebrating the talent and legacy of the Great White Way.
As a trio, Mason, Neddy, and Zatcoff performed the song "Matchmaker, Matchmaker" during the concert, where Shefik served as Videographer. "Matchmaker, Matchmaker" is a song from the 1964 musical "Fiddler on the Roof", with music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. It was later made into a film in 1971.
The story revolves around a poor Jewish milkman (Tevye) and his five daughters, as he attempts to maintain his Jewish traditions. His three eldest daughters marry, but each daughter's choice of husband moves further and further away from their traditions.
The daughters sing about a matchmaker choosing a partner for them. Hodel and Chava sing excitedly about their future marriages, arranged by the matchmaker, Yente. However, Tzeitel, the eldest daughter, warns the others that, as they are from a poor family, they will have to marry whoever Yente brings for them, regardless if it is an unhappy marriage. Towards the end of the song, the sisters quickly realize that they might rather remain on their own than marry just anybody.
- Videographer: Shefik
Last Updated: March 3, 2023