Will Rothschild & Sons Return Off-Broadway? | Playbill

News Will Rothschild & Sons Return Off-Broadway? The revamped musical starring Robert Cuccioli may play another engagement.
Glory Crampton, Robert Cuccioli and Christopher M. Williams
Glory Crampton, Robert Cuccioli and Christopher M. Williams

In an interview with the LA Times, lyricist Sheldon Harnick stated that the producer of Rothschild & Sons was aiming for a second, extended run Off-Broadway. The Rothschilds spinoff had its world premiere with the York Theatre Company last fall starring Broadway vet Robert Cuccioli and Glory Crampton.

Producer Arnold Mittleman has told Playbill that a London production is the first priority and if all goes well, he is looking at a possible Broadway or Off-Broadway production in spring/winter of 2017.

Rothschild & Sons features music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Harnick and a book by Sherman Yellen. The show is based on the Tony-nominated The Rothschilds, about a dynasty of German-Jewish financiers, which opened on Broadway in 1970.

Rothschild & Sons, a more intimate, one-act retelling, features several songs not included in the original, with new lyrics by Harnick. Composer Bock passed away in 2010. A story of human rights and triumph, the new work focuses on the relationships between the patriarch of the family, Mayer Rothschild, played by Cuccioli, his wife Gutele, played by Crampton, and their five sons, living as Jews in a German ghetto.

The York Theatre Company production played an extended run from October 6-November 8, 2015. Producers haven’t yet confirmed a return engagement.

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