Yiddish ‘Fiddler’ playing through November
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Yiddish ‘Fiddler’ playing through November

Steven Skybell and ensemble. (Victor Nechay/ProperPix)
Steven Skybell and ensemble. (Victor Nechay/ProperPix)

The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene’s critically acclaimed, sold-out Yiddish-language production of “Fiddler on the Roof” is playing at the Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. The museum is extending the run for 14 more performances, so that it will run through November 10. The production, which has both English and Russian supertitles, has been extended twice since its July 4th debut.

The 104th show will celebrate NYTF’s 104th season. It will be on Saturday, November 10, at 7 p.m., and will include a champagne and dessert reception.

Directed by Academy Award-and-Tony Award winner Joel Grey, “Fiddler” has received overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics, including landing a place as a New York Times’ Critic’s Pick.

The Yiddish-language “Fiddler on the Roof,” like the English-language one, is based on Sholem Aleichem’s short stories about Tevye the dairyman. Shraga Friedman translated it, and Tony Award-winning Fiddler lyricist Sheldon Harnick and producer/director Harold Prince have consulted with NYTF on the production.

Comedian and Emmy Award nominee Jackie Hoffman (Charlie And the Chocolate Factory, The Addams Family, Hairspray, Xanadu) plays Yente, and Broadway veterans Steven Skybell (Fiddler on the Roof, Wicked, The Full Monty), and Jennifer Babiak (Fiddler on the Roof, West Side Story, Grease, Evita) are Tevye and Golde.

For tickets, call (866) 811-4111 or go to www.nytf.org.

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