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Carmen Capalbo

Director, Producer, Stage Manager
( b. Nov 01, 1925 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - d. Mar 14, 2010 New York, New York, USA ) Male
Carmen Capalbo was a theater director and producer whose revival of The Threepenny Opera in the 1950's became one of the biggest hits in Off Broadway history. He also directed the premiere of Eugene O'Neill's Moon for the Misbegotten on Broadway in 1957.

With Mr. Capalbo directing, The Threepenny Opera opened at the Theater de Lys (now the Lucille Lortel) on March 10, 1954, to rapturous reviews. It ran for 96 performances but closed to make room for another production.

In 1956, departing from its practice of honoring only Broadway productions, the American Theater Wing awarded a special Tony Award to The Threepenny Opera.

The following year, Mr. Capalbo took his talents to Broadway, where he directed the premieres of The Potting Shed, by Graham Greene, The Cave Dwellers, by William Saroyan, and A Moon for the Misbegotten, with Franchot Tone and Wendy Hiller in the starring roles.

Carmen Charles Capalbo was born in Harrisburg, Pa., where he began acting with a community theater as a child and became its assistant director at 13.

Source: NY Times



Productions Date of Productions
Seidman and Son
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by Carmen Capalbo
Oct 15, 1962 - Apr 20, 1963
The Cave Dwellers
[Play, Original]
  • Produced by Carmen Capalbo
  • Directed by Carmen Capalbo
Oct 19, 1957 - Jan 11, 1958
A Moon for the Misbegotten
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Directed by Carmen Capalbo
  • Produced by Carmen Capalbo
May 02, 1957 - Jun 29, 1957
The Potting Shed
[Play, Original]
  • Produced by Carmen Capalbo
  • Directed by Carmen Capalbo
Jan 29, 1957 - Jun 01, 1957
Threepenny Opera
[Musical, Drama, Revival]
  • Produced by Carmen Capalbo
  • Directed by Carmen Capalbo
Sep 20, 1955 - Dec 17, 1961
Threepenny Opera
[Musical, Drama, Operetta, Revival]
  • Directed by Carmen Capalbo
  • Produced by Carmen Capalbo
Mar 10, 1954 - May 30, 1954
Emlyn Williams as Charles Dickens
[Play, Solo, Revival]
  • Stage Manager: Carmen Capalbo
Apr 20, 1953 - May 09, 1953
Hamlet
[Play, Tragedy, Revival]
  • Production Stage Manager: Carmen Capalbo
Dec 01, 1952 - Dec 06, 1952
Occupe-toi d'Amelie
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Production Stage Manager: Carmen Capalbo
Nov 24, 1952 - Dec 20, 1952
Les Fausses Confidences / Baptiste
Les Fausses Confidences
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Production Stage Manager: Carmen Capalbo
Baptiste
[Play, Pantomime, Original]
  • Production Stage Manager: Carmen Capalbo
Nov 12, 1952 - Dec 20, 1952
1957 Tony Award® Best Play
 The Potting Shed [nominee]
Produced by Carmen Capalbo
1956 Tony Award® Special Award
nomineeThreepenny Opera [recipient]
Produced by Carmen Capalbo
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