"...Ms. Massell’s lovely delivery of “Far From the Home I Love” is among the show’s musical highlights."

      - Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

"The daughters are lovely, as are their voices, first heard when Tzeitel, Chava and Hodel (Samantha Massell) sing the yearning "Matchmaker, Matchmaker,"....And Massell does a gorgeous job on "Far From the Home I Love," as Hodel prepares to leave them."

      - David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

 

"His three rebellious daughters are also sublime, from Alexandra Silber's soulful Tzeitel to a luminous, heartbreaking Samantha Massell and a bookish-revolutionary Melanie Moore. They are a joy to hear and watch as they weigh their new romances with the heartbreak they are making their father endure."

       - Mark Kennedy, Associated Press

 

"Samantha Massell is a particular standout as the second-eldest, Hodel"

       - Jessica Derschowitz, Entertainment Weekly

 

"...a sterling- voiced Samantha Massell"

       - Elysa Gardner, USA Today

 

"Samantha Massell made her Broadway debut at 12 in Baz Luhrmann’s La Boheme. She’s always been a talented vocalist, but her work in Fiddler on the Roof shows how much she’s matured since then. Under Bartlett Sher’s measured direction, all of the actors in this production of Fiddler on the Roof deliver honest, grounded performances. But Massell is especially moving as Hodel. Her “Far From the Home I Love,” always a stirring song, is perhaps the most emotionally resonant moment in the entire show."

         - Louis Peitzman, Buzzfeed's "18 Incredible Broadway Performances That Deserve Celebration"

 

"The supporting cast is also excellent, led by Alexandra Silber, Samantha Massell and Melanie Moore as Tevye’s three oldest daughters..."

        - Thom Geier, The Wrap

 

"The three above-mentioned eldest daughters do well, especially Massell with her delivery of "Far from the Home I Love.""

       - Steve Suskin, The Huffington Post

 

"Samantha Massell gets the best song of the evening, Far From The Home I Love, and delivers it gorgeously, but what is most striking about her Hodel is how she details the process of her falling in love with the student stranger, Perchik....The scenes where he convinces Hodel to dance with him and his rapturous, highly sensual reaction to her agreement to marry him provide the heart that underscores the inevitable change that the couple personifies. Massell and Rappaport are a great pairing.​"

        - Stephen Collins, LivetheatreUK.com 

 

 "And around this central pair orbit other excellent actors, among them...Samantha Massell..."

       - Peter Marks, The Washington Post
 

"... including the loss of daughter Hodel (the superb Samantha Massell)"

       -cititour.com

 

"Samantha Massell's radiant instrument makes "Far From the Home I Love" gorgeously heartbreaking."

     - David Clarke on the 2016 cast album, Broadwayworld.com

 

"Ms. Massell shines in her too-short solo, the devastating "Far From the Home I Love""

       - Stan Friedman, New York Theatre Guide.com

 

"Tevye’s three marrying daughters each emerge as well-drawn individuals... the spirited Hodel of Samantha Massell... Their musicality is equally accomplished, in their ‘Matchmaker’ trio and in Massell’s ravishing ‘Far From the Home I Love’.     

       -Musical Theatre Review

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