The Rothschild family remains unsurpassed in their civic generosity. A new book explains just how generous — and why.
As comic Buddy Hackett — who frequented NBC’s Tonight Show hosted by Jonny Carson — often cited his grandmother’s Yiddish expression for “disappointed” as entoysht — is regrettably how I felt when I saw the latest incarnation of the Sheldon Harnick (lyrics), Jerry Bock (music) and Sherman Yellen(book) musical “The Rothschilds & Sons.”
After “Fiddler on the Roof,” Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick delivered their follow-up — ”The Rothschilds” — about the famed banking family. 45 years later, Jesse Oxfeld delivers his verdict on a new revival.