Produced by John Yap, the recording will feature the cast of The York Theatre Company production, who will gather at The Avatar Studios Oct. 26. The cast recording is currently scheduled for a release in early January 2016. Executive producers are Yap and Arnold Mittelman.
Rothschild & Sons began performances Oct. 6 for a limited engagement through Nov. 8 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter’s (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).
Directed by Jeffrey B. Moss, with music supervision and orchestrations by Joseph Church, music direction by Jeffrey Klitz and choreography by Denis Jones, the 11-member cast comprises Robert Cuccioli as Mayer Rothschild, and Glory Crampton in the pivotal role of his wife, Gutele, with Peter Cormican, Jonathan Hadley, David Bryant Johnson, Christine LaDuca, Jamie LaVerdiere, Nicholas Mongiardo-Cooper, Mark Pinter, Curtis Wiley and Christopher M. Williams.
Rothschild & Sons, an intimate one-act reimagining of The Rothschilds, features music by Bock, lyrics by Harnick and a book by Sherman Yellen. The score includes several never-before-heard songs and others newly revised by Harnick.
The musical, according to press notes, is the "tale of a family fighting for human rights and struggling against extraordinary odds. Sherman Yellen has restructured his original book to focus on the relationships amongst patriarch Mayer Rothschild, his wife Gutele, and their five sons." The original Broadway production of The Rothschilds was the last collaboration between Bock and Harnick. The musical opened on Broadway in 1970 and ran for over 500 performances.
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