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The Rothschilds   

Lunt-Fontanne Theatre , (10/19/1970 - 1/01/1972)
First Preview:Oct 07, 1970 Total Previews:13
Opening Date:Oct 19, 1970   
Closing Date:Jan 01, 1972 Total Performances:507

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: The action takes place between 1772 and 1818 in Frankfort, London, Aix-la-Chapelle and elsewhere in Europe.

Production Staff [See More]
Produced by Lester Osterman; For Lester Osterman Productions: Lester Osterman and Richard Horner; For Elkins Productions International Corp.: Emanuel Azenberg, Robert Malina and George Platt
Originally produced by Hillard Elkins
Music by Jerry Bock; Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick; Book by Sherman Yellen; Based on "The Rothschilds" by Frederic Morton; Music orchestrated by Don Walker; Musical Director: Milton Greene; Vocal arrangements by Milton Greene; Dance arrangements by Clay Fullum
Directed by Michael Kidd; Choreographed by Michael Kidd
Scenic Design by John Bury; Costume Design by John Bury; Lighting Design by Richard Pilbrow; Wigs and Make-up styled by Bob Kelly
General Manager: Emanuel Azenberg; Company Manager: Edmonstone Thompson, Jr.
Production Supervisor: Michael Thoma; Production Stage Manager: Charles Gray; Stage Manager: John Actman and Mitch Dana
Music Preparation: Mathilde Pincus and Al Miller; Music Contractor: Mel Rodnon
Publicity Director: Samuel J. Friedman; Press Representative: Louise Weiner Ment; Casting Consultant: Linda Otto; Scenery and Costume Supervisor: Fred Voelpel; Advertising: Ingram Ash, Matthew Serino and The Blaine Thompson Company
Hal Linden Mayer Rothschild
Jill Clayburgh Hannah Cohen
Keene Curtis Prince William of Hesse
Joseph Fouche
Prince Metternich
Paul Hecht Nathan Rothschild
Leila Martin Gutele (Mama) Rothschild
Rick Atwell Ensemble
Robby Benson Third Urchin
Young Solomon Rothschild
Steven Boockvor Ensemble
Kenneth Bridges Second Vendor
Henry Brunjes Ensemble
Christopher Chadman Peasant
Peggy Cooper Mrs. Segal
Patrick Cummings Ensemble
Nina Dova Mrs. Kaufman
Lee Franklin Young Amshel Rothschild
Vicki Frederick Ensemble
David Garfield Solomon Rothschild
Allan Gruet Kalman Rothschild
Penny Guerard Ensemble
Roger Hamilton Guard
Ann Hodges Ensemble
Howard Honig Blum
Timothy Jerome Amshel Rothschild
Del Lewis Ensemble
Leo Leyden Budurus
Michael Maitland First Urchin
Young Nathan Rothschild
Kim Michels Second Urchin
John Mineo Ensemble
Carl Nicholas Second Banker
Jonathan Peck Third Vendor
Ted Pejovich Ensemble
Denise Pence Ensemble
Jean Richards Ensemble
Chris Sarandon Jacob Rothschild
Elliott Savage First Banker
Wilfred Schuman Ensemble
Mitchell Spera Young Jacob Rothschild
Lani Sundsten Ensemble
Paul Tracey General
Thomas Trelfa First Vendor
Understudies: Henry Brunjes (Solomon Rothschild), Nina Dova (Gutele (Mama) Rothschild), Lee Franklin (First Urchin, Second Urchin, Third Urchin), Roger Hamilton (Herries, Joseph Fouche, Prince Metternich, Prince William of Hesse), Howard Honig (Mayer Rothschild), Del Lewis (Amshel Rothschild, Solomon Rothschild), Kim Michels (Young Amshel Rothschild, Young Jacob Rothschild, Young Nathan Rothschild, Young Solomon Rothschild), John Mineo (Kalman Rothschild), Ted Pejovich (Jacob Rothschild), Jean Richards (Hannah Cohen), Chris Sarandon (Nathan Rothschild) and Elliott Savage (Budurus)
Tony Award®
 1971 Best Musical [nominee]
Produced by Lester Osterman; Originally produced by Hillard Elkins
 1971 Best Book of a Musical [nominee]
Book by Sherman Yellen
 1971 Best Original Score [nominee]
Music by Jerry Bock
winner 1971 Best Actor in a Musical [winner]
Hal Linden
winner 1971 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [winner]
Keene Curtis
 1971 Best Scenic Design [nominee]
John Bury
 1971 Best Choreography [nominee]
Michael Kidd
 1971 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee]
Michael Kidd
 1971 Best Lyrics [nominee]
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
music by Jerry Bock; lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
ACT 1Sung By
Prologue: Pleasure and Privilege Prince William of Hesse
One Room Mayer Rothschild and Gutele (Mama) Rothschild
He Tossed a Coin Mayer Rothschild, Vendors and Ensemble
Sons Mayer Rothschild, Gutele (Mama) Rothschild, Young Amshel Rothschild, Young Solomon Rothschild, Young Nathan Rothschild and Young Jacob Rothschild
Everything Nathan Rothschild, Gutele (Mama) Rothschild, Solomon Rothschild, Kalman Rothschild, Amshel Rothschild and Jacob Rothschild
Rothschild and Sons Mayer Rothschild, Nathan Rothschild, Solomon Rothschild, Kalman Rothschild, Amshel Rothschild and Jacob Rothschild
Allons Joseph Fouche and Male Ensemble
Rothschild and Sons (Reprise)Mayer Rothschild, Nathan Rothschild, Solomon Rothschild, Kalman Rothschild, Amshel Rothschild and Jacob Rothschild
Sons (Reprise)Gutele (Mama) Rothschild and Mayer Rothschild
ACT 2Sung By
Hymn: Give England Strength Herries and Male Ensemble
This Amazing London Town Nathan Rothschild
They Say Sceptic and Male Ensemble
I'm in Love! I'm in Love! Nathan Rothschild
I'm in Love! I'm in Love! (Reprise)Hannah Cohen
In My Own Lifetime Mayer Rothschild
Have You Ever Seen a Prettier Little Congress? Prince Metternich
Stability Prince Metternich and Ensemble
Bonds Nathan Rothschild, Solomon Rothschild, Kalman Rothschild, Amshel Rothschild, Jacob Rothschild, Prince Metternich and Ensemble