Another New York City production of Fiddler on the Roof so soon after the 2015 Broadway revival? Yes, and this version, done entirely in Yiddish, demands to be seen. The language, which could be a barrier for many, is a non-issue (there are brief translations in English and Russian projected off to each side of the stage) for a musical so ingrained in our culture. For theater-goers all too familiar with the timeless Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock score and Joseph Stein book, the Yiddish dialogue and lyrics add to the naturalistic setting and earthiness of the production.
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