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Threepenny Opera   

 
Empire Theatre , (4/13/1933 - 4/22/1933)
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Opening Date:Apr 13, 1933   
Closing Date:Apr 22, 1933 Total Performances:12

Category: Musical, Operetta, Original, Broadway
Setting: 19th-century London. Peachum's Beggar's Outfit Shop, a brothel in Wapping, Newgate Prison, a street, an empty stable.


Production Staff
Produced by John Krimsky and Gifford Cochran
Original German libretto by Bertolt Brecht; Adapted into English by Gifford Cochran and Jerrold Krimsky; Based on the German "Die Dreigroschenoper" by Elisabeth Hauptmann and Bertolt Brecht; Based on the "The Beggar's Opera" by John Gay; Music by Kurt Weill; Musical Director: Macklin Marrow; Music orchestrated by Kurt Weill
Staged by Francesco Von Mendelssohn
Scenic Design by Cleon Throckmorton; Settings based on designs by Caspar Neher
Cast
Gus Alexander Beggar
Corine Anderson Beggar
Lillian Ardell Beggar
Harry Bellaver Walt Dreary
Macheath's gang
Richard Bengali Beggar
Evelyn Beresford Mrs. Peachum
Anthony Blair Matt of the Mint
Macheath's gang
Arthur Brady First Constable
Lotta Burnell Madame
Jack Carstairs Beggar
Robert Chisholm Macheath
Mack the Knife; head of a gang of crooks
John Connolly Reverend Kimball
Jean De Koven Molly
a whore
Marjorie Dille Jenny
a whore
H.L. Donsu Wing
Steffi Duna Polly Peachum
daughter of Jonathan and Mrs. Peachum
Rex Evans Sheriff Brown
Louis Halperin Beggar
Gerald Hamer Smith
a police constable
James Clarence Harvey Constable
Mary Heberden Vixen
George Heller Ballad Singer
Sawtooth Bob
Macheath's gang
Harry Hornick Beggar / Bystander
Josephine Huston Lucy Brown
Brown's daughter
Harold Imber Beggar
Francis Kennelly Jimmy
Macheath's gang
Hilda Kosta Suky Tawdry
Larry Larkin Constable
Ellen Love Beggar
Geraldine Lunby Beggar
Burgess Meredith Crook-Finger Jack
Macheath's gang
Tom Morgan Beggar
Thomas Murphy Beggar
Lillian Okun Betty
a whore
Eugene Reed Trull
Herbert Rudley Charles Filch
a beggar
Ruth Thomas Dolly
a whore
Clyde Turner Constable
Morton Ulman Beggar
Rex Weber Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum
head of a gang of beggars
Barbara Winchester Beggar
music by Kurt Weill; lyrics by Bertolt Brecht
ACT 1Sung By
The Legend of Mackie Messer Ballad Singer
Wedding Song The Gang
Pirate Jenny Polly Peachum (daughter of Jonathan and Mrs. Peachum)
Soldiers' Song Macheath (Mack the Knife; head of a gang of crooks) and Sheriff Brown
Love Duet Polly Peachum (daughter of Jonathan and Mrs. Peachum) and Macheath (Mack the Knife; head of a gang of crooks)
First Finale Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum (head of a gang of beggars), Mrs. Peachum and Polly Peachum (daughter of Jonathan and Mrs. Peachum)
ACT 2Sung By
Farewell Song Polly Peachum (daughter of Jonathan and Mrs. Peachum) and Macheath (Mack the Knife; head of a gang of crooks)
Tango-Ballad Jenny (a whore) and Macheath (Mack the Knife; head of a gang of crooks)
Lucy Song Lucy Brown (Brown's daughter)
Ballad of the Easy Life Macheath (Mack the Knife; head of a gang of crooks)
Jealousy Duet Lucy Brown (Brown's daughter) and Polly Peachum (daughter of Jonathan and Mrs. Peachum)
Second Finale Jenny (a whore), Macheath (Mack the Knife; head of a gang of crooks) and Chorus
ACT 3Sung By
Song of the Aimlessness of Life Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum (head of a gang of beggars)
Cry from the Dungeon Macheath (Mack the Knife; head of a gang of crooks)
Testament Macheath (Mack the Knife; head of a gang of crooks)
Third Finale Sheriff Brown, Macheath (Mack the Knife; head of a gang of crooks), Polly Peachum (daughter of Jonathan and Mrs. Peachum), Jenny (a whore), Lucy Brown (Brown's daughter), Mrs. Peachum, Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum (head of a gang of beggars) and Chorus