“The Runaways,” a movie about the teen female band that includes my hero Joan Jett and also Cherie Currie, comes out today in limited release. Originally when I heard about the making of this film, I was thrilled. Hell yeah. Let’s see a filmmaker’s version of female rockers fighting their way to credibility while just being cool as shit. But now I have doubts.
Harvey Fierstein has rarely hesitated taking on challenges, so accepting the iconic role of Tevye in “Fiddler on the Roof” isn’t as surprising as some people imagine. Fierstein’s Atlanta leg of the touring musical is the highest-profile production in a busy month of local theater.
Fierstein originally played the role in a 2004 Broadway revival, taking over for actor Alfred Molina in 2005. So he was a natural when the tour needed a last minute replacement.