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Yiddish Fiddler on the Roof Announces Complete Cast for Uptown Transfer

The musical will star Stephen Skybell and Jackie Hoffman.

The cast of the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene revival of Fiddler on the Roof, transferring the Stage 42 this January.
The cast of the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene revival of Fiddler on the Roof, transferring to Stage 42 this February.
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Full casting has been announced for the uptown transfer of the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's production of Fiddler on the Roof. Joel Grey's Yiddish-language production, which has been running at the Museum of Jewish Heritage since July 4, will play its final performance downtown on December 30 and begin its run at Stage 42 on February 11, 2019 ahead of a February 21 opening.

The Stage 42 mounting of Fiddler on the Roof will feature Steven Skybell reprising his role as Tevye and Emmy nominee Jackie Hoffman reprising her role as Yente. They will be joined by 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. Michael Einav, Abby Goldfarb, John Giesige, Moshe Lobel, Jonathan Quigley, and Kayleen Seidl round out the cast.

Featuring a book by Joseph Stein and a score by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, Fiddler on the Roof is inspired by Sholem Alecheim's stories of the milkman Tevye, who tries to hold on to "tradition" as the world around him and his family in the little village of Anatevka changes. The Yiddish translation was crafted by Israeli actor-director Shraga Friedman in 1965 and made its world premiere in Israel more than 50 years ago.

The creative team features musical staging by Staś Kmieć (based on original choreography by Jerome Robbins), musical supervision by Zalmen Mlotek, set design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Ann Hould-Ward, sound design by Dan Moses Schreier, lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski, wig and hair design by Tom Watson, props by Addison Heeren, and casting by Jamibeth Margolis, CSA.

The production is executive-produced by Chris Massimine. Sheldon Harnick, the musical's lyricist, and Harold Prince, the musical's original director, serve as consultants on the project.