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National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene

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The Award-winning National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene [NYTF] is the longest continuously producing Yiddish theatre company in the world. The company presents plays, musicals, concerts, lectures, interactive educational workshops and community-building activities in English and Yiddish, with English and Russian super titles accompanying performances. NYTF serves a versatile audience of over 50,000 individuals annually, comprised of performing arts patrons, cultural enthusiasts, Yiddish-language aficionados and the general public, while also using the arts as a vehicle to educate youth and adults about Jewish heritage. The NYTF outreach program takes events around the region, nation and world, bringing programming annually to over 15,000 individuals.


Productions (5)

Ends Jan 05 Fiddler on the Roof (In Yiddish) NYC: Midtown W
91 743 reviews

Experience 'Fiddler on the Roof' in a new way – in Yiddish, the language of Tevye and his family. Oscar and Tony Award-winner Joel Grey directs this production, presented with English and Russian supertitles.

Already closed Hannah Senesh NYC: Financial
81 72 reviews

This one-woman play with music tells the true story of Hannah Senesh, the heroic young Jewish woman who escaped from Axis-allied Hungary in 1939 to the safety of British Mandate Palestine.

Already closed Amerike – The Golden Land NYC: Financial
80 116 reviews

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene presents Zalmen Mlotek and Moishe Rosenfeld’s musical, which chronicles Jewish immigration and assimilation.

Already closed Old New Year NYC: Harlem
60 27 reviews

Lost & Found Project presents a new multidisciplinary theater piece exploring a mosaic of interrelated personal stories, relationships, and struggles faced by New Yorkers trying to find their way.


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