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Casting Announced for Yiddish ‘Fiddler!’

Today on Jewcy: Jackie Hoffman is Yenta, because… of course she is.

Gabriela Geselowitz
May 15, 2018

Only 50 days until July 4th, when Fiddler on the Roof premieres (in Yiddish) off-Broadway. And now, we know who will be in it.

If you’ve heard of anyone in the cast, it’s Jackie Hoffman, the Emmy-nominated comedian (for Feud) whose Broadway credits have included scene-stealing in everything from Hairspray to Xanadu to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. She is also extremely, very, super Jewish. She has performed musical parodies of pretty much every Jewish holiday you can think of—including Shavuot. Hoffman will be playing Yenta the matchmaker, because of course she will.

Gabriela Geselowitz is a writer and the former editor of