This summer, National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene and the Museum co-present a special Fiddler-themed Wednesday evening series Fiddler Talks: From Anatevke to Broadway and Back Again.
The series is presented in association with NYTF’s American premiere of the Yiddish language Fiddler on the Roof, beginning performances at the Museum of Jewish Heritage on July 4 and running through October 25.
Click the title of the series installments below to find out program specifics and ticket information.
- The Making of Fiddler on the Roof (July 18 at 6:30 PM)
- Transforming Fiddler on the Roof Into Fidler Afn Dakh (July 25 at 6:30 PM)
- Sholem Aleichem’s Tevye and “Fiddler” or “Was Tevye A Traditional Jew?” (August 8 at 6:30 PM)
- Shalom/Sholem The Yiddish Mark Twain (August 22 at 6:30 PM)
- The Tradition of Fiddler on the Roof (August 29 at 6:30 PM)
The Yiddish language Fiddler on the Roof, constructed by Israeli actor and director Shraga Friedman in 1965, is directed by Academy Award winner Joel Grey. The cast is led by Jackie Hoffman (Yente), Steven Skybell (Tevye), and Mary Illes (Golde).
Can’t make it in person? Watch these talks online as they happen—they will be livestreamed from our website and our Facebook page.