It’s performed in German and Yiddish. The orchestra is big and sumptuous. The set is an imaginative array of antique wardrobes, skinny “houses” that suggest a bare-cupboard existence and through which characters enter and exit. Director Barrie Kosky’s 2017 production of Fiddler on the Roof, shorn of shtick, has received one rave after another. Jerome Robbins, who directed and choreographed the premiere production, in 1964—and hated easy emotion—would no doubt approve. —L.J.
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