The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene held an Open Rehearsal at Ripley Grier Studios on October 19 to re-introduce many of the cast members and creatives prior to their seven-week return off Broadway engagement at New World Stages (340 West 50 Street, NYC) November 13 thru January 1. The production will be presented in Yiddish with both English and Russian supertitles.

Zalman Mlotek, Joel Grey, Dominic Balletta

Theater Pizzazz’ Melissa Griegel was on the scene to meet and interview director Joey Grey, Zalman Mlotek Artistic Director, and principal cast members – Steven Skybell as Tevye, Jennifer Babiak as Golde, Joy Hermalyn as Yente and Grandma Tsaytl, Bruce Sabath as Leyzer-Volf, Drew Seigla as Pertshik, Stephanie Lynne Mason as Hodl.  (see video).

Other cast members include Rosie Jo Neddy as Khave, Michael William Nigro as Fyedka, John Giesige, Kirk Geritano, Abby Goldfarb, Raquel Nobile, Jonathan Quigley, Nick Raynor, Kayleen Seidl, Adam B. Shapiro, Jodi Snyder, James Monroe Stevko, Ron Tal, Lauren Jeanne Thomas, Bobby Underwood and Mikhl Yashinsky.

Jennifer Babiak, Steven Skybell

(Featured Image: Principal Cast

Joy Hermalyn, Bruce Sabath
Stephanie Lynne Mason – Drew Seigla
Rachel Zatcoff – Ben Liebert
Stas Kmeic
Joel Grey with Ensemble
Lauren Jeanne Thomas