Fiddler On The Roof
The New York Times Critics' Pick
In Yiddish with English Supertitles

Fiddler Education Initiative

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) will bring back our Drama Desk Award winning production of Fiddler On The Roof in Yiddish (Fidler afn Dakh) with English and Russian supertitles, for a strictly limited engagement November 13, 2022-January 1, 2023 with the purpose of channeling the musical’s themes into an educational tool for young people and college students both Jewish and non. 

In addition to subsidized student tickets, NYTF will provide ancillary educational opportunities and resources focused on anti-Semitism and developing deeper empathy. This includes access to virtual or classroom opportunities to engage with other students, with these conversations led by NYTF Associate Artistic Director, Motl Didner.

For more info, contact Cameron King at [email protected], 212-213-2120 x304

Multimedia Resources

Highlights from Fiddler

Sample Education Presentation

An interview with Joel Grey
& Steven Skybell



Anonymous Friends of the Folksbiene (2)
Gloria Kaylie Foundation
The Caryl B. Ratner – CBRAT Foundation
Estate of Doris Stoll
Gloria Kaylie Foundation
Ira and Ingeborg Rennert
Schleifer Family Foundation
Wilf Family Foundation

With the participation of

The Jewish Education Project
Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC)

*As of December 2, 2022


Miracle of miracles! The beloved Off-Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish is back in a seven-week return engagement at New World Stages, directed by Academy Award and Tony winner Joel Grey. Steven Skybell reprises his role as Tevye, a funny and honest milkman navigating family and faith in the little Russian shtetl of Anatevka. Old-world traditions clash against new-world progressiveness as Tevye’s daughters fall in love on their own terms, sans matchmaker, in increasingly untraditional ways.

In 2018, New York audiences fell in love with this truly authentic version of Fiddler for the very first time. Don’t miss the buzzy, Drama Desk Award-winning production of one of the greatest musicals ever written, presented in Yiddish with English and Russian supertitles. Laugh, cry, and feel the love at this powerful and universal testament to the strength and resilience of Jewish community.


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‘s first Broadway production (1965 winner of nine 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.”

In Yiddish with English and Russian Supertitles.

"an experience I shall never forget”

Itzhak Perlman
“It was just the most extraordinary, transcendent event in the theatre”
Bebe Neuwirth

“I just loved it. I laughed, I cried, it touched me so much.”

Carol Burnett

“It is so moving and so personal in Yiddish... it doesn’t matter if you speak it or not...”

Carol Kane

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Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish is brought to you by the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) — the longest consecutively producing theatre in the US and the world’s oldest continuously operating Yiddish theatre company. Join us in our landmark 108th season for all upcoming Yiddish-language theatre, concerts, and classes, presented both virtually and in-person. 

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