Yiddish Fiddler on the Roof Celebrates Move Uptown With New Year's Eve Photo
The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene production will soon transfer to Stage 42.
The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's Yiddish-language production of Fiddler on the Roof wrapped up its long-extended run at the Museum of Jewish Heritage on Sunday, December 30. Director Joel Grey celebrated by assembling the cast for a photo in front of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. The production will soon transfer to Stage 42, beginning performances 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.