NYC ‘Fiddler’ Featuring Verona Actor Extended Again

By on September 21, 2018

Ben Liebert as Motl Kamzoyl, with Rachel Zatcoff as Tsaytl.

The run of “Fidler Afn Dakh”, the Yiddish-language production of “Fiddler On The Roof” at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in lower Manhattan has been extended again, Playbill reported yesterday. The show, which opened in July, had its original run extended from September 2 through October 25.

Ben Liebert, a 2003 graduate of Verona High School, plays the tailor Motl Kamzoyl in the production and, as MyVeronaNJ.com reported in August, he had never spoke a word of Yiddish before landing the part. But the Yiddish word he might most need now is farshlofn, or sleepy. That’s because the latest extension of “Fidler Afn Dakh” is going to overlap with Liebert’s role as director of “Into The Woods” at Studio Playhouse in Montclair. That show, which will also have H.B. Whitehorne music teacher Brian Michalowski as its musical director, opens November 2, with performances on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through November 17.

” ‘Fiddler’ has a dark week which coincides with ‘Into The Woods’ tech and opening,” says Liebert via email. “I won’t be at every ITW performance but c’est la vie. I’ll just continue doing double duty, which I’m actually really enjoying. Even though I’m tired… ”

Tickets to “Fidler Afn Dakh” can be purchased through the National Yiddish Theater. Tickets to “Into The Woods” can be purchased here.


Photos by Victor Nechay/ProperPix

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