The Rothschilds

Musical - Original

Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: October 7, 1970
  • Opening Date: October 19, 1970
  • Closing Date: January 1, 1972
  • Previews: 13
  • Performances: 507

Music: Jerry Bock

Lyrics: Sheldon Harnick

Book: Sherman Yellen


The famous banking family rises from the Jewish ghetto to the royal courts of Europe in Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick and Sherman Yellen's musical.


Opening Night Cast

Hal Linden Mayer Rothschild
Jill Clayburgh in The Rothschilds Jill Clayburgh Hannah Cohen
Keene Curtis Herries
Prince William of Hesse
Prince Metternich
Joseph Fouche
Paul Hecht Nathan Rothschild
Leila Martin Gutele (Mama) Rothschild
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Sherman Yellen Book
Jerry Bock Jerry Bock Music
Sheldon Harnick Sheldon Harnick Lyrics
Michael Kidd Michael Kidd Director
Michael Kidd Michael Kidd Choreographer
  John Bury Scenic Design
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Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1971 Actor in a Musical Hal Linden Winner
1971 Book of a Musical Sherman Yellen Nominee
1971 Choreography Michael Kidd Nominee
1971 Direction of a Musical Michael Kidd Nominee
1971 Featured Actor in a Musical Keene Curtis Winner
1971 Lyrics (Musical) Sheldon Harnick Nominee
1971 Musical   Nominee
1971 Original Score Jerry Bock Nominee
1971 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) John Bury Nominee
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