Fiddler on the Roof

Fiddler on the Roof

The critically acclaimed National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) production of Fiddler on the Roof, directed by Oscar and Tony Award winner Joel Grey, transfers to Off-Broadway's Stage 42.

Performed entirely in the Yiddish language accompanied by English and Russian supertitles, the NYTF production marks the first time the Yiddish version has been performed in the United States.

The original Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof opened in 1964 and made history by becoming the first-ever musical theatre production to surpass 3,000 performances on the Great White Way. It was also the recipient of nine Tony Awards in 1965, including "Best Musical".

(Photos by Matthew Murphy​)

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Running time: 
2hrs 55mins (including 1 intermission)
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About Fiddler on the Roof:

One of the most celebrated musicals of all time, Fiddler on The Roof centers on Tevye, a father of five daughters, who strives to preserve the family's Jewish traditions and culture in the face of growing outside influences which theatren to encroach upon the customs of their Jewish faith and heritage.

Music by Jerry Bock, Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and a Book by Joseph Stein
Hal Luftig and Jana Robbins
Joel Grey
Peter Kaczorowski
Dan Moses Schreier
Beowulf Boritt
Staś Kmieć, based on original choreography by Jerome Robbins
Ann Hould-Ward
Cast list:
Steven Skybell (as Tevye), Jackie Hoffman (as Yente), Jennifer Babiak (as Golde), Joanne Borts (as Sheyndl), Lisa Fishman (as Bobe Tsatyl), Kirk Geritano (as Avrom), Samantha Hahn (as Beylke), Cameron Johnson (as Fyedka), Ben Liebert (as Motl Kamzoyl), Stephanie Lynne Mason (as Hodl), Evan Mayer (as Sasha), Rosie Jo Neddy (as Khave), Raquel Nobile (as Shprintze), Nick Raynor (as Yosl), Bruce Sabath (as Leyzer Volf), Drew Seigla (as Perchik), Adam B. Shapiro (as Der Rov), Jodi Snyder (as Frume-Sore), James Monroe Števko (as Mendl), Lauren Jeanne Thomas (as Der Fiddler), Bobby Underwood (as Der Gradavoy), Mikhl Yashinsky (as Nokhum / Mordkhe), and Rachel Zatcoff (as Tsaytl)
Other info:
Musical Direction by Zalmen Mlotek, Wig & Hair Design by Tom Watson, and Props by Addison Heeren
Fiddler on the Roof Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
February 11, 2019
Opening date: 
February 21, 2019
January 5, 2020

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

Stage 42

422 West 42nd Street (between 9th and Dyer Avenue), New York, NY 10036
Nearest subway station:
42nd Street - Port Authority Bus Terminal Station

Latest Fiddler on the Roof News & Features

Jackie Hoffman & Maria Friedman
5 Questions from Over the Pond: Jackie Hoffman & Maria Friedman
September 13, 2019

Talk about “Tradition”! Fiddler on the Roof has become somewhat of a New York tradition in itself, having seen no less than five Broadway revivals since its ground-breaking (and record-breaking) Broadway premiere in 1964. The most recent revival on the Great White Way, which opened in December 2015, was led by the incomparable Danny Burstein as Tevye, resulting in his sixth Tony Award nomination for his particularly affable portrayal. But now, New York City is experiencing a first, decades after the classic musical’s premiere.

Our Fiddler on the Roof Review

Full disclosure - I saw Zero Mostel in Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway in 1965. My sister and I sat audience left very close to the front and I think the tickets were $9.95. I wasn't crazy for Mostel who was doing schtick that made the audience howl but had nothing to do with the story. It bugged me. Even at 15 I was one smart shiksa.