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The Verdict What Did Critics Think of the Re-Mounted Off-Broadway Yiddish Fiddler on the Roof? Read reviews for the production from director Joel Grey, which opened at Stage 42 February 21.

Following a sold-out, four-time extended Off-Broadway run at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene’s production of Fiddler on the Roof re-opened Off-Broadway at Midtown’s Stage 42 February 21.

The cast features Steven Skybell as Tevye, Jennifer Babiak who plays Golde, and Emmy nominee and Broadway veteran Jackie Hoffman as Yente. Directed by Joel Grey, the production is presented in Yiddish with English and Russian supertitles in a translation by Shraga Friedman.

Read the reviews for the new production below. Playbill will continue to update this list as more reviews come in.

Lilith (Aileen Jacobson)

New York Stage Review (Melissa Rose Bernardo and Jesse Oxfeld)

Newsday (Barbara Schuler)

Theater News Online (Jeremy Gerard)

The Hollywood Reporter (David Rooney)

The cast also includes 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. Rounding out the company are Michael Einav, Abby Goldfarb, John Giesige, Moshe Lobel, Jonathan Quigley, and Kayleen Seidl.

With musical staging and choreography by Staś Kmieć, Fiddler features scenic design by Beowulf Boritt, costume design by Ann Hould-Ward, lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski, sound design by Dan Moses Schrier, hair and wig design by Tom Watson, and casting by Jamibeth Margolis.

Fiddler on the Roof was written by Joseph Stein with music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, originally directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins. Harnick and producer/director Harold Prince consulted on the current NYTF production.

Photos: Yiddish Fiddler on the Roof Opens Off-Broadway


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