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Yiddish Fiddler on the Roof Extends Second Off-Broadway Mounting

The acclaimed production is directed by Joel Grey at Stage 42.

Steven Skybell as Tevye in the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene production of Fiddler on the Roof.
(© Victor Nechay)

The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene production of Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish has extended its off-Broadway run at Stage 42. Initially slated to run through June 30, tickets are now on sale through September 1. Preview performances began February 11 ahead of a February 21 opening.

Directed by Academy Award and Tony Award winner Joel Grey, the Fiddler on the Roof cast includes Steven Skybell as Tevye, Emmy Award nominee Jackie Hoffman as Yente, Jennifer Babiak as Golde, Joanne Borts as Sheyndl, Michael Einav as Ensemble, Lisa Fishman Bobe Tsatyl, Kirk Geritano as Avrom, Abby Goldfarb as Female Swing, Samantha Hahn as Beylke, Cameron Johnson as Fyedka, John Giesige as Male Swing/Dance Captain, Ben Liebert as Motl Kamzoyl, Moshe Lobel as Understudy, Stephanie Lynne Mason as Hodl, Evan Mayer as Sasha, Rosie Jo Neddy as Khave, Raquel Nobile as Shprintze, Jonathan Quigley as Ensemble, Nick Raynor as Yosl, Bruce Sabath as Leyzer- Volf, Kayleen Seidl as Ensemble, Drew Seigla as Perchik, Adam B. Shapiro as Der Rov, Jodi Snyder as Frume-Sore, James Monroe Stevko as Mendl, Lauren Jeanne Thomas as Der Fiddler, Bobby Underwood as Der Gradavoy, Mikhl Yashinsky as Nokhum/Mordkhe, and Rachel Zatcoff as Tsaytl.

Fiddler on the Roof is based originally on the Tevye the Dairyman vignettes by Sholem Aleichem, and features music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein. The Yiddish translation, originally performed in Israel in 1965, was crafted by Shraga Friedman, an Israeli actor/director, just one year after the Broadway debut of Fiddler on the Roof.

The production was first presented by NYTF at the Museum of Jewish Heritage where it ran from July 4, 2018-December 30, 2018.