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Full Cast Set for York Theatre Company's ROTHSCHILD & SONS

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, in association with Arnold Mittelman and the National Jewish Theater Foundation, has announced the complete cast for the world premiere production of Rothschild & Sons, an intimate one-act reimagining of the Tony nominated musical The Rothschilds, with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Sherman Yellen.

Directed by Jeffrey B. Moss, with music supervision and orchestrations by Joseph Church, music direction by Jeffrey Klitz and choreography by Denis Jones, the 11-member cast stars Robert Cuccioli as Mayer Rothschild, and Glory Crampton in the pivotal role of his wife, Gutele, with Peter Cormican, Jonathan Hadley, David Bryant Johnson, Christine LaDuca, Jamie LaVerdiere, Nicholas Mongiardo-Cooper, Mark Pinter, Curtis Wiley, and Christopher M. Williams.

Performances begin on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. for a limited engagement through Sunday, November 8, 2015 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Opening night is set for Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.

Rothschild & Sons launches the York Theatre Company's 2015/16 season with the full involvement of the creators-Sheldon Harnick, Sherman Yellen and the estate of Jerry Bock. This new intimate one-act reimagining, based on their original nine-time Tony-nominated musical The Rothschilds (inspired by FREDERIC MORTON's book of the same title), tells the tale of a family fighting for human rights and struggling against extraordinary odds. Sherman Yellen has restructured his original book to focus on the relationships amongst patriarch Mayer Rothschild, his wife Gutele, and their five sons. The score by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick includes several never-before-heard songs and others revised by Mr. Harnick. A cast of eleven led by Robert Cuccioli will bring to life this musical love story between a father and his sons.

The original Broadway production of The Rothschilds was the last collaboration between Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick. The musical opened on Broadway in 1970 and ran for over 500 performances. It received nine Tony Award nominations and garnered Best Actor and Featured Actor awards for Hal Linden and Keene Curtis, respectively. In 1990, an Off-Broadway revival of the show starred Mike Burstyn in the lead role of Mayer Rothschild and Mr. Cuccioli in the role of Nathan Rothschild, the son who ends up figuring prominently in the building of the family's wealth from his position in London.

The creative team includes James Morgan (set design), Carrie Robbins (costume design) and Kirk Bookman (lighting design), and Jeff Marder (electronic music design). The Production Stage Manager is Meg Friedman with Assistant Stage Manager David Beller.

Rothschild & Sons will play the following performance schedule: Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m., Thursdays - Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 p.m.

Now on sale, tickets for Rothschild & Sons are priced at $67.50 and may be purchased by calling (212) 935-5820, online at http://www.yorktheatre.org, or in person at the box office at the York Theatre at Saint Peter's (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue), Monday through Friday (12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.).

York Theatre Company offers the 54th Street Membership Program, an exclusive membership package for as low as $54.00 - with elite benefits that includes a 30% discount on tickets to York Theatre Productions (2 per membership), exclusive member pre-sale opportunities, 50% off on all lobby concessions, 20% off on all lobby merchandise, in addition to special member only receptions.

For additional information, please visit www.yorktheatre.org.


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