Yiddish ‘Fiddler’ to Continue Its Run at Stage 42

The National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene production of “Fiddler on the Roof” will move to the Off Broadway Stage 42 in Midtown, where previews will begin Feb. 11, 2019. The opening is set for Feb. 21.

The musical, which follows the story of Tevye and his family in imperial Russia’s Pale of Settlement in 1905, will end its run at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Lower Manhattan on Dec. 30.

Written in English by Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick and Joseph Stein, and based on the work of Sholem Aleichem, the show originally opened on Broadway in 1964. The musical was translated into Yiddish by Shraga Friedman and first performed in Israel in 1965.

This production, in Yiddish with English and Russian supertitles, has been extended four times since it began performances July 4, and has been lauded as an unexpected success.

It is directed by Joel Grey, and Steven Skybell will reprise his role as Tevye, as will Jackie Hoffman as Yente. The production will be presented by Hal Luftig and Jana Robbins.

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