The Prisoner of Second Avenue. Comedy. Written by Neil Simon
. Scenic Design by Richard Sylbert
[final Broadway credit]. Directed by Mike Nichols
. Eugene O'Neill Theatre: 11 Nov 1971- 29 Sep 1973 (798 performances + 4 previews that began on 9 Oct 1971). Cast: Peter Falk
(as "Mel Edison"), Lee Grant
(as "Edna Edison"), Vincent
Did You Know?
Was replaced in the role of Yente during previews of "Fiddler on the Roof" (2004) starring Alfred Molina
. The production itself was vilified in the Los Angeles Times for the production's deliberate "ethnic cleansing." Apparently, the endearing Yiddish-speaking character that Barbara had personified had been stripped down to have a WASPish-sounding voice. The other characters, including that of ...