National Jewish Theater Foundation – Holocaust Theater International Initiative commemorate Yom Ha Shoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) May 2, 2019 with a concert reading of Rothschild & Sons – A Musical Play
Presented in association with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, as part of NJTF HTII Remembrance Day Play Reading Program. A discussion featuring Sherman Yellen (librettist- Rothschild & Sons) and Professor Jessica Hillman author “Echoes of the Holocaust on the American Musical Stage” will follow the 6pm performance in the Bruno Walter Auditorium.
Program will include presentation of 2019 NJTF HTII Lifetime Achievement Award recognizing composer Jerry Bock. Prior recipient Sheldon Harnick, recently turned 95, will help bestow honor.
Rothschild & Sons is a one-act musical about faith, love, ingenuity, and how a family more than a century before the Holocaust dared to survive and thrive in the face of persecution and hate.
Mayer and Gutele Rothschild - and their five sons- struggle to overcome the prejudice of late-eighteenth-century European society, as they build a family banking business that takes them from the Jewish ghetto to the courts of the rich and powerful. On the way, they come to dominate European finance, help fund Napoleon's defeat and secure a Declaration of Rights for their people from the Crowned Heads of State.
HOW did they do it? WHY did they do it? AND how does their life inform what came after? Including helping us to understand the complex world we live in today. These are the secrets, mysteries and the thrilling tale of Rothschild & Sons . This universal story of defeating adversity and affirming human dignity springs from the hearts and minds of Broadway legends Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock (creators of Fiddler on the Roof) and Tony-nominated writer Sherman Yellen. Based on the novel The Rothschilds by Frederic Morton and their original musical The Rothschilds, this re-imagined -play with music by Yellen introduces several unheard Bock and Harnick songs and revised lyrics by Mr. Harnick.
een to sold out runs in both New York and in London, Rothschild & Sons now returns to commemorate Yom Ha Shoah, (Holocaust Remembrance Day), to join the many stories of bravery and determination against hatred that is so much part of this day. Jeffrey B. Moss directs a company led by Bob Cuccioli, Glory Crampton, Gary Trainor, and musical director Ben Van Tienen.
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