Yiddish Fiddler on the Roof, Directed by Joel Grey, Announces Creatives
The musical will play the Museum of Jewish Heritage.
Joel Grey's creative team for his upcoming Yiddish-language production of Fiddler on the Roof has been announced. The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene production will run July 4-August 26 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage's Edmond J. Safra Theatre.
The production will feature scenic design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Ann Hould-Ward, choreography by Staś Kmieć, lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski, and musical direction and conducting by Zalmen Mlotek. The creative team also includes Merete Muenter (assistant choreographer) and Matthew (Motl) Didner (assistant director).
Sheldon Harnick, Fiddler on the Roof's lyricist, and Harold Prince, the musical's original director, will serve as consultants on the project.
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.