Here’s an unmissable opportunity for musical lovers – and that includes me – a UK premiere of a critically acclaimed New York hit, led by its original stars, plus a post-show Q&A with the show’s legendary Broadway lyricist, four-time Tony Award winner Sheldon Harnick.
A family willing to risk everything.
ROTHSCHILD & SONS is the remarkable story of how a father, mother and their sons changed the world.
This uplifting and universal tale affirming human dignity springs from the hearts and minds of Broadway songwriters Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock and Tony-nominated writer Sherman Yellen. Inspired by the book The Rothschilds by Frederic Morton, this re-imagined musical about a family that risks everything includes several never-before-heard songs in its thrilling UK premiere.
The stellar cast of Broadway and West End actors is led by Tony nominee Robert Cuccioli as Mayer and Glory Crampton as Gutele, reprising their roles from the New York run and Gary Trainor (School of Rock, Beautiful in the West End) as Nathan Rothschild. The production is directed by Jeffrey B Moss.
ROTHSCHILD & SONS, first seen at New York’s York Theatre in 2015, is a one-act reimagining of Harnick and Bock’s nine-time Tony-nominated 1970 musical The Rothschilds. One of Broadway’s most successful songwriting partnerships, Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock (who died in 2010) had numerous other hits, including Fiorello! (1959), She Loves Me (1963) and their best-known blockbuster, Fiddler on the Roof (1964). In addition to three earlier Tonys for Fiorello! and Fiddler on the Roof, Harnick was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 Tony Awards.
For the Q&A on Tuesday 30 January 2018, I’ll be joined by Sheldon Harnick and members of ROTHSCHILD & SONS company.