New York | 2h 50m | Ends Jun 30

Fiddler on the Roof (National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene)

From 35 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)


92
Impactful, Emotional, Profound, Absorbing

See it if you like Fiddler, and especially have ancestors who came from Eastern Europe and spoke Yiddish. Cannot believe how emotional this made us.

Don't see it if You don't already know Fiddler well, or don't care about the plight of refugees, then and now.

92
Resonant, Profound, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if you want to see a wonderful interpretation of a classic; you want to see the absolute best Tevye there has ever been (seriously!)

Don't see it if you are anti-semitic

92
Delightful, Entertaining

See it if Excellent direction with an accomplished cast of singers and dancers. Minimalist, paper-like sets reflect the fragility of a lost world

Don't see it if you didn't like the musical even in English, dislike subtitles, Yiddish, crazy grandmother nightmares.

92
Absorbing, Funny, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you love the original Fiddler, because you will love this exuberant production. From the very beginning i was sold. Wonderful in Yiddish.

Don't see it if you do not like this musical or you get impatient with reading subtitles. Also you must go through security to enter facility.

92
Heartfelt, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you really like music theater

Don't see it if you don't like sad endings.

92
Resonant, Great acting, Great singing, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you love "fiddler" and you'd relish seeing it in the language of the people "yiddish". fabulous!

Don't see it if you dislike musicals or theatre in other languages than english

92
Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if Enjoy a twist ( it’s in Yiddish) on a classic Broadway play. With a great Tevye

Don't see it if If reading a bit bothers you

91
Profound, Clever, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You want to be moved by Theatre that has heart & soul & oodles of talent. Great acting, singing, staging, dancing. Beautifully done!

Don't see it if You’re antisemetic or believe there were good people on both sides in Charlottesville.

91
Entertaining, Resonant, Profound, Masterful, Absorbing

See it if you want to see real heart on stage - this is the most moving Fiddler I ever saw.

Don't see it if you do not love fiddler already - and lack the appreciation of the yiddish language and culture

91
Great acting, Great staging, Great singing, Funny, Delightful

See it if You love Fiddler and want to see a fresh take on it with a charming, authentic cast and fabulous, creative staging.

Don't see it if You're not interested in Yiddish theatre, don't like subtitles, and only like musicals in English.

91
Resonant, Masterful, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if Absolutely worth seeing

Don't see it if you dont like subtitles

91
Exquisite, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You love this classic--a great production. Intimate feel, supertitles work well. Elegant simplicity to the set. Tevye was brilliant.

Don't see it if Supertitles would bother you.

91
Profound, Relevant, Epic, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you are still enchanted by this relevant story and want to experience it in a local context

Don't see it if you are way too familiar with this show and you don't like it and don't want to bother seeing it again.

91
Must see, Great acting, Great staging, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you like Fiddler. if you like innovative productions. if you like to think about things in new ways. my fave bottle dance and nightmare ever

Don't see it if just see it! maybe if you're bothered by some excessive audience chattering and singing along

91
Refreshing, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if This version,performed in Yiddish with sub titles,seems to be more intimate and touching as performed in this smaller space. Cast is great.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of the musical. This is definitely a special version that is well worth the visit.

91
Great writing, Relevant, Must see, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You loved Fiddler in all its iterations for its message, it's humor, poignancy & authenticity. Great production & performances. Intimate.

Don't see it if you don't care to see this show in Yiddish, the way it should be seen.

90
Educational, Unusual, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if you like Fiddler on the Roof, you like musicals, you like the story of changing worlds, you speak Yiddish or want to hear it.

Don't see it if you hate musicals, you don't like touching stories, you like non-traditional theater.

Also I loved Tevye, he was one of the best I have ever seen (and I've seen ... Read more Read less

90
Relevant, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You are a fan of Fiddler and you’d appreciate seeing the show in a new authentic way.

Don't see it if You can’t get past the fact that the show is in Yiddish. But get over it and go see this production.

90
Intimate, Touching, Resonant, Great cast, Great staging

See it if you want to see a minimalist production of Fiddler in Yiddish (with surtitles) that is inventively staged & brilliantly performed by all.

Don't see it if you think that reading surtitles would compromise your enjoyment. It didn't bother me. I can think of no other reason not to see this.

Also Joel Grey's direction & Stas Kmiec's staging were spot on. Steven Skyb... Read more Read less

90
Masterful, Intelligent, Refreshing, Riveting, Absorbing

See it if You love the show. This production is stunning and really brings the story to life. The humanity of this production is riveting.

Don't see it if You prefer a quick 90 minute comedy.

90
Great writing, Fresh, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if If you're fond of Fiddler on the Roof or are interested in fresh-feeling, resonant takes on classic shows, this is a wonderful production.

Don't see it if If you dislike watching anything in foreign languages, or have trouble reading quickly-changing captions.

90
Traditional, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if you’ve never seen Fiddler done really well. It’s one of the best American musicals.

Don't see it if the gorgeous Bartlett Sher production from a couple of seasons ago is still fresh in your mind.

Also I don’t know Yiddish so to me this is like seeing any great show in tr... Read more Read less

90
Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You love Fiddler on the Roof, and would enjoy it in Yiddish

Don't see it if You dont like musicals

90
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Relevant, Great singing, Absorbing

See it if Even if you think you’ve seen Fiddler often enough. This production has a remarkable immediacy. And there is that wonderful music...

Don't see it if You don’t want to risk crying in public.

90
Resonant, Masterful, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Wonderful version of Fiddler. Using the original Yiddush creates a depth and authenticity that is striking. Skybell is terrific as Tevye.

Don't see it if You find subtitles distracting (but they really aren't in this case).


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