Over the years, the role of the Sorceress, which was traditionally played by a man, became a dream role for some of the greatest leading men of their time. The tradition continues in this production, as Mikhl Yashinsky, from the Folksbiene’s smash-hit Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish, assumes the title role.
The Sorceress is fulfilling the Folksbiene’s dream of rescuing and restoring the essential music, lyrics, and scripts of the Yiddish theatre. The fully restored orchestrations are based, in part, on pre-Holocaust musical arrangements which were saved from destruction at the hands of the Nazis by the famed “Paper Brigade” of the YIVO in Vilna, who risked their lives to save thousands of unique documents and manuscripts. This fully-staged work is the culmination of a project which NYTF begin in 2017 to restore this classic.
“Delightful, charming and historic”- The New York Jewish Week
Age Guidance: 13
Show Notes: 1 Intermission
In Yiddish with English & Russian translation supertitles.
TUESDAY thru THURSDAY @ 7 PM
SUNDAY @ 6 PM
WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY & SUNDAY @ 2 PM