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FIDDLER ON THE ROOF In Yiddish Extends Through October 25

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF In Yiddish Extends Through October 25 Due to critical acclaim and an entirely sold-out summer run the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) has announced a fall extension with a new block of tickets for the American Premiere of the Yiddish language Fiddler on the Roof. Originally announced to play through August 26th, the Yiddish language Fiddler on the Roof that opened on July 15th, will now play through October 25th. The production will continue its run at the Museum of Jewish Heritage with an updated performance schedule that includes Saturday evening performances,

Presented with English and Russian supertitles, and helmed by Academy Award and Tony Award winner Joel Grey, the acclaimed musical received exceptional notices across the board, including being named a "Critic's Pick" by The New York Times. Cindy Adams in the New York Post, said "Marvelous. Magical. Magnificent." and "Joel Grey deserves another Tony for directing this history of the shtetl of Anatevka in the shadow of Miss Liberty." Edward Rothstein of the Wall Street Journal called it "thrilling." " 'Fiddler' in Yiddish unfolds with majestic simplicity," said Barbara Schuler in Newsday. Ted Merwin wrote in Jewish Week: "Anatevka crackles with a new, more authentic energy." "The Folksbiene gives full value; that is, this production flavorfully brings out the full value of the material," said Steven Suskin in New York Stage Review.

Playing the iconic roles of Yente, Tevye, and Golde are, respectively, comedian and Emmy Award nominee Jackie Hoffman (Charlie And the Chocolate Factory, The Addams Family, Hairspray, Xanadu), 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).

"It's an incredible joy and privilege to know that audiences and critics alike have been deeply moved by this historic presentation," says NYTF Chief Executive Officer and two-time Tony Award-nominated producer Christopher Massimine. "Given the extraordinary response, it's a spectacular delight to extend performances through the Fall."

Added NYTF Artistic Director Zalmen Mlotek, "The response to our presentation of Fiddler on the Roof has been simply phenomenal, and emotional audiences leave the theater with tears in their eyes and love in their hearts, experiencing a deeper connection to the work of Sholem Aleichem's original Tevye the Dairyman stories. For many, this is a transformative experience, and we are glad to be able to share this production with many more theatergoers."

NYTF, which was recently nominated for a 2018 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical Revival (Amerike-The Golden Land), has brought the vibrant Yiddish translation of Fiddler on the Roof to America for the first time - and 50 years since it took place in Israel. The show is presented in Yiddish with English and Russian supertitles.

For tickets, visit or call 866-811-4111. For group sales and memberships, call 212-213-2120 Ext. 204. Fiddler on the Roof performances take place at the Museum of Jewish Heritage at Edmond J. Safra Plaza, 36 Battery Place, New York.

Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish is presented Off Broadway at the Museum of Jewish Heritage by the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, Paul and Rodica Burg, UJA-Federation of New York, Stanley and Marion Bergman Charitable Family Fund, The David Berg Foundation, Paul and Peggy Bernstein, Mark E. Seitelman Law Offices; in association with Sheila Nevins

NYTF and the Museum of Jewish Heritage are co-presenting a special Fiddler-themed Wednesday evening series Fiddler Talks: From Anatevke to Broadway and Back Again. Tickets to the remaining events are $5-$10 and available at

Sholem Aleichem's Tevye And "Fiddler", Or "Was Tevye A Traditional Jew?" - August 8 at 6:30pm: Join Ruth Wisse, Harvard University's Martin Peretz Professor of Yiddish Literature and Comparative Literature, for an illuminating talk on Tevye.

Shalom / Sholem The Yiddish Mark Twain - August 22 at 6:30pm: Performance conceived and performed by Bob Spiotto. Sholem Aleichem left his literary mark on the world. Bob Spiotto offers a unique smorgasbord of stories featuring the author's precarious balance of humor, horror, pathos, and philosophical insight, as well as words of wisdom and advice from Tevye, the milkman.

The Tradition of Fiddler on the Roof - August 29 at 6:30pm: Austin Pendleton (Broadway's original "Motel the Tailor") and Rosalind Harris (Tzeitl from the 1971 film, and both Tzeitel and Golda on Broadway) moderated by Sta? Kmie?, choreographer of Fidler Afn Dakh and Fiddler on The Roof alumnus and historian.

In its 104th season, Tony Award-nominated and Drama Desk Award-winning National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF), the longest consecutively producing theatre in the U.S. and the world's oldest continuously operating Yiddish theatre company was just nominated for a 2018 Drama Desk Award for last year's production of Amerike - The Golden Land. Led by CEO Christopher Massimine and Artistic Director Zalmen Mlotek, NYTF is dedicated to creating a living legacy through the arts, connecting generations and bridging communities. NYTF aims to bring history to life by reviving and restoring lost and forgotten work, commissioning new work, and adapting pre-existing work for the 21st Century. Serving a diverse audience comprised of performing arts patrons, cultural enthusiasts, Yiddish-language aficionados and the general public, the company presents plays, musicals, concerts, lectures, interactive educational workshops and community-building activities in English and Yiddish, with English and Russian supertitles accompanying performances. NYTF provides access to a century-old cultural legacy and inspires the imaginations of the next generation to contribute to this valuable body of work. Learn more at

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