Searching For Tevye returns in tandem with Yiddish Fiddler

I am so excited to be bringing my MAC Award-nominated one-man show Searching for Tevye back to Don’t Tell Mama, for two performances only, on December 2nd and 6th at 7pm. The show will be just down the street from the highly anticipated remount of Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish directed by Joel Grey, which will be playing from November 13th through January 1st at New World Stages. I’ll be back as Leyzer Volf (and sometimes Tevye) in that critically acclaimed production.

Searching for Tevye has been an inspiration to so many people. I’m thrilled to be able to share it again, here in New York. Audiences will be able to spend one evening in Anatevke, and the next evening at Searching for Tevye, just down the block! Well, some of them anyway: while thousands will see Yiddish Fiddler over its seven week run, only about one hundred will be able experience Searching for Tevye at the intimate Don’t Tell Mama. So make those reservations ASAP!

Searching for Tevye had its sold-out New York premiere in November, 2021 at Don’t Tell Mama, after our world premiere a month earlier at the Hart Theatre-CenterStage in Rochester, New York, my hometown.  The show was nominated for a MAC Award, and subsequently played in several area venues.

BroadwayWorld’s Cabaret Editor Stephen Mosher reviewed the show at our NYC premiere, saying:
“…absolutely one of the most charming shows of this cabaret season…
Sabath has the most valuable tool in the trade of cabaret: complete and total authenticity
Sabath succeeded at not only holding my attention but holding my rapt attention
With a voice that fits, glove-like, either Sondheim, Porter, Bricusse or Croce, Sabath remains a constant pleasure throughout his show…”
(Read the full review here)

Searching for Tevye is a cabaret-style show that answers the question: How did a nerdy theatre kid from Brighton ditch a booming Wall Street career to pursue his dream of becoming a Broadway actor?  And what does all that have to do with a fictional dairyman named Tevye?

Directed by Tanya Moberly (Bistro Award Winner), with Musical Director Ben Kiley (assistant Music Director of Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish) on piano, John Miller on bass and Sabina Torosjan on violin, Searching for Tevye  features music spanning folk rock, American Songbook, and musical theatre classics from Sondheim to – of course – Fiddler on the Roof  (in English or Yiddish… who knows? Come see for yourself).

Searching for Tevye returns to Don’t Tell Mama for just two performances. You can make reservations here:
Friday, December 2nd, 7pm and
Tuesday, December 6th, 7pm

Cover Charge: $29
$10 Discounts (Enter promo code with your last name on the reservation form):

  • If you previously viewed the show on a livestream, use code STREAM19 
  • If we’ve worked together on a show, use code CREW19
  • If you are a MAC member, use code MAC19

$20/Two-drink minimum, Food menu also available
Don’t Tell Mama is CASH ONLY (sorry, no credit cards!)
Doors open at 6:15pm for food and drinks!
Don’t Tell Mama is located at 343 West 46th Street (that’s restaurant row, between 8th and 9th avenue), NY, NY 10036