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Threepenny Opera   

 
Theatre de Lys, (3/10/1954 - 5/30/1954)
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Opening Date: Mar 10, 1954    
Closing Date: May 30, 1954 Total Performances: 96

Category: Musical, Drama, Operetta, Revival, Off-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 Carmen Capalbo and Stanley Chase
Book by Bertolt Brecht; Lyrics by Bertolt Brecht; Music by Kurt Weill; English adaptation of books and lyrics by Marc Blitzstein; Musical Director: Samuel Matlovsky; Music orchestrated by Kurt Weill
Directed by Carmen Capalbo
Scenic Design by William Pitkin; Costume Design by Bolasni
Conducted by Samuel Matlovsky
Cast
Beatrice ArthurLucy Brown
Brown's daughter
Lotte LenyaJenny
a whore
Scott MerrillMacheath
Mack the Knife; head of a gang of crooks
Gerald PriceStreetsinger
Charlotte RaeMrs. Peachum
Jo SullivanPolly Peachum
daughter of Jonathan and Mrs. Peachum
George TyneTiger Brown
Chief of London Police
Martin WolfsonJonathan Jeremiah Peachum
head of a gang of beggars
John AstinReadymoney Matt
Macheath's gang
Joseph BeruhCrook-Finger Jack
Macheath's gang
Paul DooleyWalt Dreary
Macheath's gang
William DuellCharles Filch
a beggar
Marcella MarkhamBetty
a whore
Marion SeleeMolly
a whore
Bernard BoginSawtooth Bob
Macheath's gang
Miles DicksonSecond Constable
Donald ElsonReverend Kimball
Gerrianne RaphaelDolly
a whore
Stan SchneiderFirst Constable
Rome SmithSmith
a police constable
Gloria SokolCoaxer
a whore
Theatre World
winner 1954 Award [recipient] 
  Scott Merrill
music by Kurt Weill; lyrics by Bertolt Brecht
ACT 1 Sung By
Morning AnthemJonathan Jeremiah Peachum (head of a gang of beggars)
Instead-Of-SongJonathan Jeremiah Peachum (head of a gang of beggars) and Mrs. Peachum
The Bide-a-Wee in SohoPolly Peachum (daughter of Jonathan and Mrs. Peachum)
Wedding SongThe Gang
Army SongMacheath (Mack the Knife; head of a gang of crooks), Tiger Brown (Chief of London Police) and The Gang
Wedding Song (Reprise) The Gang
Love SongPolly Peachum (daughter of Jonathan and Mrs. Peachum) and Macheath (Mack the Knife; head of a gang of crooks)
Ballad of DependencyMrs. Peachum
The World is MeanPolly Peachum (daughter of Jonathan and Mrs. Peachum), Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum (head of a gang of beggars) and Mrs. Peachum
ACT 2 Sung By
Polly's SongPolly Peachum (daughter of Jonathan and Mrs. Peachum) and Macheath (Mack the Knife; head of a gang of crooks)
Ballad of Dependency (Reprise) Mrs. Peachum
Pirate JennyJenny (a whore)
Tango-BalladJenny (a whore) and Macheath (Mack the Knife; head of a gang of crooks)
Ballad of the Easy LifeMacheath (Mack the Knife; head of a gang of crooks)
Barbara-SongLucy Brown (Brown's daughter)
Jealousy DuetLucy Brown (Brown's daughter) and Polly Peachum (daughter of Jonathan and Mrs. Peachum)
How to SurviveMacheath (Mack the Knife; head of a gang of crooks), Mrs. Peachum and Ensemble
ACT 3 Sung By
Useless SongJonathan Jeremiah Peachum (head of a gang of beggars) and Beggars
Solomon SongJenny (a whore)
Call From the GraveMacheath (Mack the Knife; head of a gang of crooks)
Death MessageMacheath (Mack the Knife; head of a gang of crooks)
The Mounted MessengerEnsemble