Folksbiene Chanukah Spectacular

Theater, Musicals
Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish
Photograph: Matthew Murphy Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish

Time Out says

The venerable National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene—which is now more than a hundred years young!—had a surprise breakout hit with its Yiddish-language production of Fiddler on the Roof. A cast member from that production, Adam B. Shapiro, directs and produces this Hanukkah-season special, which features music and comedy from more than 50 performers around the world. Along with the performers, the special includes cameo appearances by the non-Jewish Carol Burnett (a non-Christmas Carol, if you will) alongside such Jewish showbiz eminences as Emanuel Azenberg, Mayim Bialik, Billy Crystal, Tovah Feldshuh, Beanie Feldstein, Joel Grey, Jackie Hoffman, Carol Kane, Barry Manilow, Mandy Patinkin, Itzhak Perlman, Eleanor Reissa, Neil Sedaka, Steven Skybell, Jerry Zaks and Dr. Ruth Westheimer, who may know a few things about keeping fires burning for longer than expected. Tickets are free but donations are encouraged.


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