The Cast of Fiddler on the Roof

Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish extends at Stage 42

The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene production of Fiddler on the Roof will now play its final performance at Stage 42 on September 1, 2019.

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

Due to popular demand, producers of the critically acclaimed National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene production of Fiddler on the Roof have added a 2-month extension to its current off-Broadway run at Stage 42. The production began previews on February 11, 2019, and officially opened on February 21, with an intended closing date of June 30. The limited engagement will now run through to September 1, 2019.

The NYTF production is directed by Oscar- and Tony Award winner Joel Grey and is performed entirely in the Yiddish-language with English and Russian supertitles. The production began its life with a celebrated run at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, where it had been extended multiple times and played its final performance on December 30, 2018.

Fiddler on the Roof features music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and a book by Joseph Stein.

Synopsis: "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."

The complete cast of Fiddler on the Roof includes Steven Skybell (as Tevye), Emmy Award nominee 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).

Ensemble members include Michael EinavJonathan Quigley, and Kayleen Seidl. Swings include Abby Goldfarb and John Giesige, and Moshe Lobel serves as understudy for the production.

The creative team for the production features new choreography by Staś Kmieć (based on the original choreography by Jerome Robbins), musical direction by Zalmen Mlotek, scenic design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Ann Hould-Ward, sound design by Dan Moses Schreier, lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski, wig & hair design by Tom Watson, and props design by Addison Heeren.

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". The NYTF production marks the first time the Yiddish version has been performed in the United States.

Fiddler on the Roof is produced off-Broadway by Hal Luftig and Jana Robbins, in association with Sandy Block.

Fiddler on the Roof Tickets are available now.

(Photo by Matthew Murphy​)

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