Theater: Zero's Hour

Fiddler on the Roof. Zero Mostel is a bundle of Zero Mostels, and a fresh one comes to view with each new performance. He can dance like a bear, sing like a frog and outstare an owl. A rhinoceros cannot readily distinguish Mostel from a rhinoceros. What links all of Mostel's roles is his gift for reaching the heart of a character and sympathetically synchronizing every heartbeat in the house with his. This gift is greatly evident in Fiddler on the Roof, a pleasantly nostalgic musical of Jewish community life in a tiny Russian village just prior to the abortive 1905...

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