After breaking the house box office record at Stage 42, the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene production of Fiddler on the Roof has extended its limited Off-Broadway engagement. Performances will now run through September 1 instead of the previously announced June 30.
Directed by Oscar and Tony winner Joel Grey, the production stars Steven Skybell as Tevye, Jennifer Babiak as his wife Golde, and Emmy nominee and Broadway veteran Jackie Hoffman as village gossip and matchmaker Yente. It opened at Stage 42 on February 21.
The musical initially played Off-Off-Broadway at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, before moving uptown to its current home. Like all productions mounted by NYTF, Fiddler on the Roof is performed entirely in Yiddish with English and Russian subtitles accompany the staging.