A Yiddish-language production of the classic musical about Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his Jewish religious and cultural traditions as outside influences encroach upon the family's lives. Performed with supertitles in English and Russian.
From the producers: Don’t miss the beloved story of a community and its struggle to balance traditions and desires in a changing world. The little town of Anatevka will bustle with the sounds of mame-loshn in the Yiddish language adaptation of "Fiddler." A New York Times Critics' Pick, "Fiddler on the Roof" in Yiddish “strikes a deep emotional chord” and “offers a kind of authenticity no other American 'Fiddler' ever has” (The New York Times).
One of the most celebrated musicals of all time, "Fiddler on The Roof" opened on Broadway in 1964, becoming the first musical theatre production in history to surpass 3,000 performances. The show won the 1965 Tony Award for Best Musical in addition to eight other Tony Awards that year, and has performed in every metropolitan city in the world from Paris to Beijing. The Yiddish translation, originally performed in Israel in 1965, was artfully crafted by renown Israeli actor/director Shraga Friedman, just one year after the Broadway debut of "Fiddler."
This production follows an extended sold-out run at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in 2018. Directed by Joel Grey, the staging stars Steven Skybell as Tevye, Jennifer Babiak who plays Golde, and Emmy nominee and Broadway veteran Jackie Hoffman as Yente; both reprise their performances in the move uptown after taking on the roles at the Museum last year.