Daniel Kahn, Michael Yashinsky: Yiddish Fiddler on the Roof

Aug 30, 201864 minutes


  • Interviews with two cast members of the smash-hit Yiddish version of Fiddler on the Roof, known as Fidler afn Dakh in Yiddish, which has just had its run at the National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene in New York extended by two months. Info: http://nytf.org/fiddler-on-the-roof/
  • Michael Yashinsky played the roles of Mordkhe the innkeeper as well as Nokhem the beggar from the beginning of the current production of Fidler Afn Dakh until around the broadcast date on Aug 30 2018. We wish Michael success in his new role teaching Yiddish at University of Michigan. Michael Yashinsky's web site: https://yashinsky.com/
  • Daniel Kahn played the role of Perchik, the revolutionary intellectual, from the beginning of the current production of Fidler Afn Dakh until just few days before this interview was broadcast on Aug 30 2018. He is a Berlin-based Yiddish actor, singer, and songwriter, who founded and leads the klezmer band Painted Bird (http://paintedbird.net)
  • Music:
    • Leybele Waldman: Der Nayer Yor (excerpts)
    • Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish (Fidler Afn Dakh) Cast: Youtube highlights (https://youtu.be/X7yryjpzUv8)
  • Intro instrumental music: DEM HELFANDS TANTS, an instrumental track from the CD Jeff Warschauer: The Singing Waltz
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Air Date: Aug 29 2018



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