“FIDDLER ON THE ROOF” IN YIDDISH AT STAGE 42 RELEASES NEW BLOCK OF TICKETS THROUGH 1/5/20
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
“FIDDLER ON THE ROOF”
IN YIDDISH WITH ENGLISH SUPERTITLES
DIRECTED BY JOEL GREY
RELEASES NEW BLOCK OF TICKETS THROUGH JANUARY 5, 2020
2019 OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD®-WINNER FOR BEST REVIVAL
2019 NY DRAMA CRITICS’ CIRCLE AWARD®-WINNER, SPECIAL CITATION
2019 LORTEL AWARD®-WINNER FOR BEST LEAD ACTOR, STEVEN SKYBELL
2019 DRAMA LEAGUE AWARD®-NOMINEE, OUTSTANDING MUSICAL REVIVAL
2019 DRAMA DESK AWARD®- NOMINEE, OUTSTANDING MUSICAL REVIVAL
2019 CHITA RIVERA AWARD®-NOMINEE, OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE
New York, NY (May 15, 2019) – Producers Hal Luftig and Jana Robbins in association with Sandy Block announced that the critically-acclaimed, smash hit National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) production of Fiddler on the Roof, in Yiddish with English Supertitles, is now on sale through Sunday, January 5, 2020 at Stage 42 (422 W 42nd St.). Tickets are available to purchase through Telecharge.com, by phone at 212-239-6200 or in person at the Stage 42 Box Office (422 W. 42nd St.)
Fiddler on the Roof is the winner of the 2019 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical Revival, a 2019 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award Special Citation and star Steven Skybell is the winner of the 2019 Lucille Lortel Award for Best Lead Actor. The show also recently celebrated its 100th performance at Stage 42 on Saturday, May 11th, which brought the show’s total run to 245 performances between its downtown and uptown productions. For photos from the 100th performance celebration, click here.
Fiddler on the Roof has been honored with the following 2019 Drama League Award Nominations:
Outstanding Revival Of A Broadway Or Off-Broadway Musical
Nominee For The Distinguished Performance Award (Steven Skybell)
Fiddler on the Roof has been honored with the following 2019 Drama Desk Award Nominations:
Outstanding Revival of a Musical
Outstanding Director of a Musical (Joel Grey)
Outstanding Orchestrations (Larry Blank)
Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Steven Skybell)
Fiddler on the Roof has been honored with the following 2019 Chita Rivera Award Nominations:
Directed by Academy® Award-and-Tony® Award winner Joel Grey, the Fiddler on the Roof cast includes: Lucille Lortel Award-winner Steven Skybell as Tevye, Emmy® Award-nominee Jackie Hoffman as Yente, Jennifer Babiak as Golde, Joanne Borts as Sheyndl, Michael Einav as Ensemble; Lisa Fishman Bobe Tsatyl, Kirk Geritano as Avrom; Abby Goldfarb as Female Swing; Samantha Hahn as Beylke; Cameron Johnson as Fyedka; John Giesige as Male Swing/Dance Captain; Ben Liebert as Motl Kamzoyl; Moshe Lobel as Understudy; Stephanie Lynne Mason as Hodl; Evan Mayer as Sasha; Rosie Jo Neddy as Khave; Raquel Nobile as Shprintze; Jonathan Quigley as Ensemble; Nick Raynor as Yosl; Bruce Sabath as Leyzer- Volf; Kayleen Seidl as Ensemble; 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.
The creative team for this Fiddler features musical staging and new choreography by Staś Kmieć, musical direction 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.
Fiddler on the Roof is produced by Hal Luftig and Jana Robbins in association with Sandy Block.
Fiddler on the Roof, in Yiddish with English Supertitles, had never been staged in the United States until this production was presented at NYTF in 2018. The story of Fiddler on the Roof is based originally on the Tevye the Dairyman vignettes by Sholem Aleichem. The Yiddish translation, originally performed in Israel in 1965, was artfully crafted by Shraga Friedman, a renown Israeli actor/director just one year after the Broadway debut of Fiddler on the Roof. Friedman, a native Yiddish speaker, was born in Warsaw and was able to escape from a war-torn Europe, along with his family, who made their way to Tel Aviv in 1941. Well acquainted with the works of Aleichem, Friedman used his translation to infuse Fiddler with rich literary references to the original Yiddish stories.
One of the most celebrated musicals of all time, Fiddler on The Roof, features music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein, with original New York Stage Production directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins.
The original Broadway production of the show, which opened in 1964, was the first musical theatre production in history to surpass 3,000 performances; the show won the 1965 Tony Award for Best Musical in addition to eight other Tony Awards that year; and has performed in every metropolitan city in the world from Paris to Beijing.
CRITICAL PRAISE FOR “FIDDLER ON THE ROOF”
“Fiddler offers a kind of authenticity that no other American Fiddler ever has.”
-The New York Times (Critic’s Pick)
“A moving triumph and a piercing delight!”
-The Daily Beast
“Fiddler in Yiddish unfolds with majestic simplicity!”
“Here’s hoping that Yiddish Fiddler becomes a new tradition!
-Time Out New York
“A thrilling new production in Yiddish!”
-The Wall Street Journal
“This Fiddler is a fresh and joyful revisit! If you’re a parent, you’ll need tissues for ‘Sunrise, Sunset.’ If you went to Jewish camp, you’ll sway with ‘Sabbath Prayer.’ And if you’re human, you’ll weep over ‘Far from the Home I Love’ and ‘Anatevke.’”
-Theater News Online
“This beautiful new Yiddish-language Fiddler is: bashert – meant to be.”
-NY Stage Review
“Anatevka crackles with a new, more authentic energy.”
-The Jewish Week
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