Broadway icon Harvey Fierstein has stepped in to star in the musical tour of Fiddler on the Roof - after actor CHAIM TOPOL bowed out due to a shoulder injury.
The four-time Tony winner will play lead character Tevye on the North American tour of the show, reprising a role he first played on Broadway in 2005.
Topol kicked off the production in August (09) but was forced to step down to recuperate from a shoulder injury that required emergency long-term treatment, according to Variety.
Fierstein's start date had not yet been determined as WENN went to press.