York Theatre Production History
Founded in 1969
October 6 — November 8, 2015
Music Direction by Jeffrey Klitz
Music Supervision/Orchestrations by Joseph Church
Choreographed by Dennis Jones
Directed by Jeffrey B. Moss
A one-act reimagining of the nine-time Tony-nominated The Rothschilds (inspired by Frederic Morton's book of the same title). This new version of the musical is the tale of a family fighting for human rights and struggling against extraordinary odds. Sherman Yellen restructured his original book to focus on the relationships amongst patriarch Mayer Rothschild, his wife Gutele, and their five sons. The score by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick includes several never-before-heard songs and others newly revised by Mr. Harnick. A cast of eleven, led by Tony nominee Robert Cuccioli (Jekyll & Hyde) brought to life this musical love story between a father and his sons.
The original Broadway production of The Rothschilds was the last collaboration between Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick. The musical opened on Broadway in 1970 and ran for over 500 performances. It received nine Tony Award nominations and garnered Best Actor and Featured Actor awards for Hal Linden and Keene Curtis, respectively. In 1990, an off-Broadway revival of the show starred Mike Burstyn in the lead role of Mayer Rothschild and Mr. Cuccioli in the role of Nathan Rothschild, the son who ends up figuring prominently in the building of the family's wealth from his position in London.
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