Ends Jan 05 | 3h 0m | Midtown W

Fiddler on the Roof (In Yiddish)

From 738 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Great acting, Absorbing, Great singing, Delightful

About the show

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. More…

From the show:

WINNER! Best Musical Revival – 2019 Drama Desk Award

WINNER! Best Musical Revival – 2019 Outer Critics Circle Awards

WINNER! 2019 NY Drama Critics’ Circle Award – Special Citation

WINNER! Best Lead Actor 2019 Lortel Award – Steven Skybell

A New York Times Critics’ Pick, Fiddler on the Roof “strikes a deep emotional chord" and "offers a kind of authenticity no other American Fiddler ever has” (The New York Times).

With direction by Oscar and Tony Award®-winner Joel Grey, this production “speaks to us all” (Newsday). It has been hailed as "a richer, deeper interpretation” by The Wall Street Journal, "a mitzvah" by Time Out New York, and AM New York gives it four stars, calling Fiddler on the Roof "perfect."

Harold Prince, the legendary and original producer of Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway (1965 Winner of 9 Tony® Awards, including Best Musical) said, "If you have seen Fiddler before, you must see this production because it will make you feel you are seeing Fiddler for the first time.”

3h 0m | Ends Jan 05 | Stage 42 (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (738)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Great acting, Absorbing, Great singing, Delightful

65
Disappointing

See it if you understand Yiddish or love Fiddler so much you can excuse weak singing.The acting and staging are good, and Tevye is well played.

Don't see it if You are a purist and don't want liberties taken with the dialog and lyrics of a classic show like this one. Some of the principals were weak

59
Slow, Indulgent, Overrated, Dated, Disappointing

See it if you just love the music, but then again part of my problem was that I kept singing the lyrics in English and it really detracted fromtheshow

Don't see it if you expect a great production - singing and acting were not great at all, show fell very flat for me

50
Earnest, Charmless, Disappointing

See it if you want to see a classic American musical performed in a foreign language - Hebrew.

Don't see it if you hope to see sparkling performances, rousing choruses and lush orchestrations.

Also I had hoped to be thrilled once more by this magnificent musical. The ... Read more Read less

68
A little disappointed

See it if You already love the show.

Don't see it if You are unfamiliar or not the biggest fan of the show.

Also I think hype might have clouded my opinion. Other than the Yiddish ang... Read more Read less

69
Great staging, Ambitious, Clever

See it if You love the music and the story.

Don't see it if Reading subtitles is distracting to you.

54
Ambitious

See it if You like fiddler

Don't see it if If you are set in a specific vision

68
3 hours!, Overrated, Resonant, Slow, Delightful

See it if You LOVE Fiddler and you want to take your mother to something you know she will love.

Don't see it if You don’t like subtitles and too long shows.

63
Enchanting, Entertaining, Dated, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a classic and discover the intimate world of closed religious community

Don't see it if If you want something new and edgy, give it a pass

50
Funny, Cliched

See it if You really want to see a middling Fiddler

Don't see it if You already know the show and don’t need to see another production of it.


July 17th, 2018
“Though it features a Broadway-quality Tevye...and, for Off Broadway, a high level of professionalism throughout, the Folksbiene production cannot achieve the status and polish of mass entertainment. Rather, it offers a kind of authenticity no other American ‘Fiddler’ ever has: It’s in Yiddish......
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February 21st, 2019
"The show has arrived with its stripped-down aesthetic and emotionally lucid production intact. In fact, it feels even more resonant... This may not be the most spectacularly sung, danced or designed 'Fiddler' ever to hit the stage, but it's likely the most authentic thanks to the use of Yiddish ...
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February 21st, 2019
"Delivering raw emotionality, boisterous humor and cultural authenticity that will stir you whether you're experiencing the show for the first time or the 15th...Steven Skybell brings exuberant charm, warmth, flinty intelligence and even a bearish sexiness...Grey navigates the show's many shifts ...
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July 17th, 2018
“Thrilling...So virtuosic is Steven Skybell in that role that he often needs no language at all for us to feel his character swerve from ironic mockery to righteous anger to heartbreak...Illes is engaging and steely and Hoffman is comic and a bit over-the-top...The production’s polish and verve m...
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