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Joel Grey's Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish to Return Off-Broadway This Holiday Season

The musical will once again star Steven Skybell as Tevye.

Steven Skybell as Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish
Steven Skybell as Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish
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The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene will present a seven-week return engagement of its award-winning Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish, directed by Joel Grey and starring Steven Skybell as Tevye.

Fiddler will run November 13-January 1, 2023, at New World Stages, presented in Yiddish with English and Russian supertitles. The musical is written by Joseph Stein (book), Jerry Bock (music), and Sheldon Harnick (lyrics), with Yiddish translation by Shraga Friedman. Choreography is by Jerome Robbins, with musical staging and new choreography by Staś Kmieć. It is based on the stories of Sholem Aleichem.

Grey's acclaimed production debuted at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, where it ran in 2018, before transferring to Stage 42 in 2019. It received Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Revival of a Musical, with Skybell earning the Lucille Lortel Award for his performance.

Complete casting and additional information will be announced in the coming weeks.

In TheaterMania's review of the 2018 run, we called it a "transcendent new production of the classic musical brings us closer to Tevye, Golde, and the good, pious citizens of Anatevka than we've ever been before." Read the complete review here.

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