A one-act, intimate re-imagining of the musical 'The Rothschilds' that focuses on the relationships between the patriarch of the family, Mayer Rothschild, his wife Gutele, and their five sons. More…
A "musical love story between a father and his sons," 'Rothschild & Sons' is based on the Tony-nominated 'The Rothschilds,' which opened on Broadway in 1970, inspired by the novel of the same name by Frederic Morton abut the foundation of the dynasty of German-Jewish financiers. A story of a family fighting for human rights and triumphing over extraordinary odds. The new work focuses on the Rothschilds' experiences living as Jews in a German ghetto.
See it if you love Harnick & Bock and never saw the original R&S (I did!) This re-imaging failed, but some songs are good, as was RC in the lead.
Don't see it if you want a satisfying theater outing. This felt off. Usually York does better. The stage was too small, the script's cuts too deep. Awkward.
See it if You are curious to see this musical by the team behind Fiddler on the Roof for your historical/theatrical education.
Don't see it if If you are not interested in it for the reasons above.
See it if you love theatrical productions at the community theatre level. Also, if you love Jim Morgan's inane pre-show speech.
Don't see it if you do not enjoy a glacially paced musical.
See it if You always wanted to see this show. It's an abbreviated version of the original Broadway show, but it's not revived often.
Don't see it if you know how great the show was or could be. This was disappointing, confusing, and despite best efforts a real dud.