National Jiddish Theater The popular production of "Fiddler on the Roof" moves to Off Broadway Stage 42 in Midtown, where previews begin on February 11, 2019. The opening is set to February 21st.
The musical, following the story of Tevye and his family in the imperialist Russia's rolling settlement in 1905, ends his run at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Lower Manhattan on December 30.
Written in English by Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick and Joseph Stein, and based on Sholem Aleichem's work, the show originally opened on Broadway in 1964. The music was translated into Yiddish by Shraga Friedman and first performed in Israel in 1965.
This production, in Yiddish with English and Russian super titles, has been extended four times since it began performances on July 4th and has been rewarded as an unexpected success.
It is directed by Joel Gray, and Steven Skybell will reproduce his role as Tevye, like Jackie Hoffman as Yente. The production will be presented by Hal Luftig and Jana Robbins.