The Rothschilds: Musical Info & Synopsis


The Rothschilds follows the rise of the Rothschild family, led by patriarch Mayer Rothschild, from their humble beginnings in Frankfurt, Germany. As Mayer sends his sons to establish banking businesses in various European cities, the family becomes a financial force, playing a crucial role in European history. The Rothschilds explores themes of ambition, family loyalty, and the challenges faced by Jewish people in 19th-century Europe.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1970)

Cast Size: 11

Genre: Drama

Setting: 1700s, 1800s / England (London), Germany

Creative Team

Music: Jerry Bock

Lyrics: Sheldon Harnick

Book: Sherman Yellen

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1970)➝

Original Off-Broadway Cast (2016)➝


Licensing: Music Theatre International➝

Sheet Music: Sheet Music Now➝


1970s, Based on a Book, Child RolesDramatic, True Story, War

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