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Threepenny Opera   

 
Billy Rose Theatre , (10/27/1966 - 11/06/1966)
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Opening Date:Oct 27, 1966   
Closing Date:Nov 06, 1966 Total Performances:13

Category: Musical, Puppets, Revival, Broadway
Setting: 19th-century London. Peachum's Beggar's Outfit Shop, a brothel in Wapping, Newgate Prison, a street, an empty stable.
Comments: Marionette version of the musical. The marionettes were actors behind cutout figures. The "voice of" roles indicate the actors who spoke for the marionettes.


Production Staff
Produced by Jay K. Hoffman
Originally produced by The Stockholm Marionette Theater of Fantasy
Music by Kurt Weill; Lyrics by Bertolt Brecht; Book by Bertolt Brecht; English adaptation by Marc Blitzstein
Directed by Michael Meschke; Choreographed by Holger Rosenquist
Scenic Design by Franciszka Themerson; Puppets and masks by Franciszka Themerson; Lighting Design by Jules Fisher
Press Representative: Artie Solomon and Deborah Steinfirst
Cast
Jan Blomberg Voice of Tiger Brown
Voice of Commissioner of Police
Matt of the Mint
Macheath's gang
Helena Brodin Voice of Polly Peachum
Göran Graffman Voice of Macheath
Arne Hogsander Streetsinger
Charles Filch
a beggar
Tiger Brown
Chief of London Police
Smith
a police constable
Ulf Hakan Jansson Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum
head of a gang of beggars
Ingvar Kjellson Voice of Mr. J.J. Peachum
Zanza Lidums Mrs. Peachum
Ellika Linden Polly Peachum
daughter of Jonathan and Mrs. Peachum
Jenny
a whore
Michael Meschke Walt Dreary
Macheath's gang
Per Nielsen Macheath
Mack the Knife; head of a gang of crooks
Haken Sarner Voice of Streetsinger
Voice of Filch
Ulla Sjoblom Voice of Mrs. Peachum
Voice of Jenny
Heinz Spira Jake
Folke Tragardh Sawtooth Bob
Macheath's gang
Lydia de Lind van Winjngaarden Lucy Brown
Brown's daughter
Meta Velander Voice of Lucy Brown
music by Kurt Weill; lyrics by Bertolt Brecht
ACT 1Sung By
Ballad of Mack the Knife (Moritat) Charles Filch (a beggar)
Morning Anthem Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum (head of a gang of beggars)
Peachum's Morning Hymn Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum (head of a gang of beggars) and Mrs. Peachum
Army Song Macheath (Mack the Knife; head of a gang of crooks) and Tiger Brown (Chief of London Police)
Wedding Song Ensemble
Love Song Macheath (Mack the Knife; head of a gang of crooks) and Polly Peachum (daughter of Jonathan and Mrs. Peachum)
Ballad of Dependency Mrs. Peachum
The World is Mean Polly Peachum (daughter of Jonathan and Mrs. Peachum), Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum (head of a gang of beggars) and Mrs. Peachum
ACT 2Sung By
Polly's Song Macheath (Mack the Knife; head of a gang of crooks) and Polly Peachum (daughter of Jonathan and Mrs. Peachum)
Pirate Jenny Jenny (a whore)
Tango-Ballad Jenny (a whore) and Macheath (Mack the Knife; head of a gang of crooks)
Ballad of the Easy Life Macheath (Mack the Knife; head of a gang of crooks)
Barbara-Song Lucy Brown (Brown's daughter)
Jealousy Duet Polly Peachum (daughter of Jonathan and Mrs. Peachum) and Lucy Brown (Brown's daughter)
How to Survive Macheath (Mack the Knife; head of a gang of crooks), Mrs. Peachum and Ensemble
ACT 3Sung By
Useless Song Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum (head of a gang of beggars)
Solomon Song Jenny (a whore)
Call From the Grave Macheath (Mack the Knife; head of a gang of crooks)
Death Message Macheath (Mack the Knife; head of a gang of crooks)
The Mounted Messenger Ensemble