New York | 2h 50m | Ends Jun 30

Fiddler on the Roof (National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene)

From 36 critic and 242 member reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful, Great acting, Absorbing

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…

The Yiddish translation by Shraga Friedman adds depth and dimension to the most well-known Jewish musical in the world, the beloved story of a community and its struggle to balance traditions and desires in a changing world.

2h 50m | Ends Jun 30 | Stage 42 (Midtown W)


95
Must see, Great singing, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You want a beautifully rendered production with excellent performances. The big numbers and the quiet moments were equally mesmerizing.

Don't see it if You don't want to read subtitles or don't want to experience a classic in a refreshing way.

95
Resonant, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You love the music and story along with great dancing in an intimate setting

Don't see it if You just can’t bear to see it again, despite a great production

95
Refreshing, Great staging, Great singing, Delightful

See it if Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish. A smaller production makes it even a bigger moment. Jackie Hoffman.

Don't see it if Afraid of Yiddish, or just Fiddler-out

95
Profound, Resonant, Great acting, Exquisite, Enchanting

See it if You love the theatre.

Don't see it if You hate reading supertitles (unless you speak Yiddish)

Also I'd bet a lot of money that I won't see a better Fiddler in my lifetim... Read more Read less

95
Masterful, Refreshing, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if u love fiddler - u aren't afraid of an intimate version of what lately has been overblown versions - if you want to be touched by its beauty

Don't see it if You don't like subtitles - if you are expecting a big broadway production

95
Poignant, Relevant, Must see, Intelligent, Enchanting

See it if even if you have seen Fiddler before. Performing it in Yiddish creates a new dimension and seems like this is the way the play should be.

Don't see it if you have a cold heart.

95
Funny, Exquisite, Must see, Resonant, I'm kvelling!

See it if You love Fiddler and want to experience it in Yiddish. You love the Yiddish language. You want to be moved by a funny, heartbreaking story.

Don't see it if You are put off by hearing a story told in a foreign language, as in opera. You are distracted by supertitles above the stage.

Also The fact that this limited-run presentation of "Fiddler" is all but so... Read more Read less

95
Resonant, Relevant, Intelligent, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if You want a unique experience in the theater

Don't see it if you aren't interested in Fiddler

95
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if You love Jewish history. Love the sound of Yiddish and enjoy greAt singing and acting

Don't see it if You are antisemetic

95
Delightful, Entertaining, Masterful, Classic

See it if You love this show and want to see the wonderful Yiddish version.

Don't see it if you need an elaborate production to enjoy this show.

95
Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if See it if you like Fiddler on the Roof. It’s done in Yiddish, with English and Russian translations on a screen if needed. A do not miss.

Don't see it if You don’t like Fiddler on the Roof.

95
Clever, Ambitious, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing

See it if If you’re nostalgic about how and why your family loved and left Europe

Don't see it if If your a hard hearted bigot

95
Clever, Funny, Exquisite, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You love great musical theater

Don't see it if You’re grumpy

95
Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Delightful, Clever

See it if you love Broadway musicals with great music and dancing, want to see a unique version of a classic

Don't see it if you are distracted by subtitles or don't like this show

Also Remarkable staging of a wonderful show with a big cast and great danci... Read more Read less

94
Intense, Thought-provoking, Great dancing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you'd like a joyous evening of familiar music and extraordinary dance. It is a window into a lost culture.

Don't see it if you are put off by having to read translations while watching a live production. You are not prepared for a long evening.

94
Intelligent, Great staging, Absorbing, Delightful

See it if If you want to see a new take on one of the greatest musicals ever created. (or an old-take, I should say) Just wonderful and interesting.

Don't see it if If you don't want to read subtitles.

94
Intelligent, Resonant, Delightful

See it if you love the original and want to see a well done version in a different location. Tevye is wonderful!

Don't see it if you don't want to look at subtitles if you don't speak Yiddish. This isn't 'Broadway' ; it's a pared down, lovely version of a classic show

Also The other actors do good jobs, too. Nice voices, simple staging but ve... Read more Read less

94
Enchanting, Relevant, Must see, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you have ever seen this story acted on stage or screen. This adaptation, performed in Yiddish, is magical and emotional. Do not miss this!

Don't see it if You do not enjoy reading supertitles while listening to a work performed in a foreign language. (Unless, of course, you understand Yiddish!)

Also While the production is lean and bare-boned, the show is masterful and... Read more Read less

94
Exquisite, Entertaining, Delightful, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if If you love the classic, you will adore this production. Everything about it is exquisite, but the authenticity of the translation makes it

Don't see it if If you have no interest in the history depicted, don't like musicals—or reading supertitles.

94
Great staging, Great singing, Funny, Delightful, Ambitious

See it if You want to see "Fiddler' performed in a new way by a great cast in an intimate space.

Don't see it if The only reason not to see this is if you don't like "Fiddler," although this is the best "Fiddler" imaginable.

93
Relevant, Great staging, Great singing, Delightful

See it if You can immerse yourself in the story and follow the words if you want to or involve yourself in the experience

Don't see it if You are very literal and don't understand Yiddish.

93
Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you want to see a moving, beautifully staged and performed production of a near-perfect musical. The Yiddish adds rather than takes away.

Don't see it if the idea of English supertitles that are a little small bothers you. It does take effort to both watch the actors and read. But it is worthy

93
Better than the most recent broadway revivals!

See it if You want to see en effective, affecting, simple Fiddler on the Roof lovingly staged. The yiddish ads an element of authenticity.

Don't see it if you mind that its in Yiddish with subtitles on the side. But this added to the charm.

93
Masterful, Great acting, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You would like a classic American musical reinvented in a unique way. Great singing, staging and acting make this a moving, can't-miss show.

Don't see it if You don't want to be bothered reading the English translation.

Also It's amazing how this show draws you in completely, so much so that yo... Read more Read less

92
Anatevke comes to life, Excellent bottle dance and russian dance, Great singing and acting, Must see unique experience

See it if The familiar musical seems a Hundert un Tsvansik times more real when performed in Yiddish, the language of Anatevke.

Don't see it if It helps to have a little Yiddish (common phrases) but not necessary since there are English subtitles and you probably know the songs.

Also Hebrew characters for Torah printed on brown paper backdrop remind how... Read more Read less


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