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Vivian Beaumont Theatre, (5/01/1976 - 1/23/1977)
First Preview: Apr 09, 1976 Total Previews: 27
Opening Date: May 01, 1976    
Closing Date: Jan 23, 1977 Total Performances: 307

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



Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by Lincoln Center Theater
Produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer); Associate Producer: Bernard Gersten
Book by Bertolt Brecht; Lyrics by Bertolt Brecht; Music by Kurt Weill; Musical Director: Stanley Silverman
Directed by Richard Foreman
Scenic Design by Douglas W. Schmidt; Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge; Lighting Design by Pat Collins; Hair Design by J. Roy Helland; Sound Design by Roger Jay
NYSF General Manager: Robert Kamlot
NYSF Production Manager: Andrew Mihok; Production Stage Manager: D. W. Koehler; Stage Manager: Michael Chambers; Assistant Stage Mgr: Frank di Filia
NYSF General Press Representative: Merle Debuskey; NYSF at Lincoln Center Press Representative: Faith Geer; NYSF Casting: Rosemarie Tichler; Poster Design by Paul Davis
Cast
C. K. AlexanderJonathan Jeremiah Peachum
head of a gang of beggars
Tony AzitoSamuel
Peachum's assistant
Penelope BodryWhore
Roy BrocksmithBallad Singer
Blair BrownLucy Brown
Brown's daughter
Pendleton BrownEnsemble
Nancy CampbellWhore
Rik Colitti
Role was billed as "Ned" in this production
Ed
Macheath's gang
Gretel CummingsWhore
Brenda CurrinWhore
Ralph DrischellMatt of the Mint
Macheath's gang
William DuellCrook-Finger Jack
Macheath's gang
Ellen GreeneJenny
a whore
Max GulackWalt Dreary
Macheath's gang
M. Patrick HughesEnsemble
Raul JuliaMacheath
Mack the Knife; head of a gang of crooks
Caroline KavaPolly Peachum
daughter of Jonathan and Mrs. Peachum
Glenn KezerSmith
a police constable
George McGrathEnsemble
Rick PetrucelliEnsemble
John RidgeEnsemble
A Constable
Craig RuppEnsemble
David SabinTiger Brown
Chief of London Police
Robert SchleeJimmy
Macheath's gang
Armin ShimermanEnsemble
Mimi TurqueWhore
Jack Eric WilliamsEnsemble
Messenger
Elizabeth WilsonMrs. Peachum
K. C. WilsonSawtooth Bob
Macheath's gang
Ray XifoEnsemble
Ed ZangCharles Filch
a beggar
Swings: Frank di Filia and Lisa Kirchner
Standby: Keith Charles (Macheath)
Understudies: Tony Azito (Ballad Singer, Whore), Penelope Bodry (Lucy Brown, Polly Peachum), Pendleton Brown (Walt Dreary), Gretel Cummings (Mrs. Peachum), Ralph Drischell (Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum), Glenn Kezer (Tiger Brown), George McGrath (Sawtooth Bob), John Ridge (Matt of the Mint), Craig Rupp (Jimmy), Armin Shimerman (Charles Filch, Ed), Mimi Turque (Jenny), Jack Eric Williams (Ballad Singer) and Ray Xifo (Crook-Finger Jack)
Tony Award®
 1977 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Raul Julia
 1977 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Ellen Greene
 1977 Best Costume Design [nominee] 
  Theoni V. Aldredge
 1977 Best Lighting Design [nominee] 
  Pat Collins
 1977 Most Innovative Production of a Revival [nominee] 
 Produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
Drama Desk Award
 1976 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Raul Julia
 1976 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Elizabeth Wilson
 1976 Outstanding Director of a Musical [nominee] 
 Directed by Richard Foreman
 1976 Unique Theatrical Experience [nominee] 
 Produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
music by Kurt Weill; lyrics by Bertolt Brecht
ACT 1 Sung By
Ballad of Mack the Knife (Moritat)Ballad Singer, Samuel (Peachum's assistant), Jimmy (Macheath's gang) and Messenger
Peachum's Morning HymnJonathan Jeremiah Peachum (head of a gang of beggars)
No They Can't SongJonathan Jeremiah Peachum (head of a gang of beggars) and Mrs. Peachum
Wedding Song for the Less Well-OffGang and Beggars
The Cannon SongMacheath (Mack the Knife; head of a gang of crooks), Tiger Brown (Chief of London Police) and Gang
LiebesliedPolly Peachum (daughter of Jonathan and Mrs. Peachum) and Macheath (Mack the Knife; head of a gang of crooks)
Barbara-SongPolly Peachum (daughter of Jonathan and Mrs. Peachum)
Concerning the Insecurity of the Human StatePolly 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 LiedPolly Peachum (daughter of Jonathan and Mrs. Peachum) and Macheath (Mack the Knife; head of a gang of crooks)
Ballad of Sexual ObsessionMrs. Peachum
Pirate JennyJenny (a whore)
Ballad of Immoral EarningsJenny (a whore) and Macheath (Mack the Knife; head of a gang of crooks)
Ballad of Gracious LivingMacheath (Mack the Knife; head of a gang of crooks)
Jealousy DuetLucy Brown (Brown's daughter) and Polly Peachum (daughter of Jonathan and Mrs. Peachum)
What Keeps Mankind Alive?Macheath (Mack the Knife; head of a gang of crooks), Jenny (a whore) and Chorus
ACT 3 Sung By
Song of the Insufficiency of Human EndeavorJonathan Jeremiah Peachum (head of a gang of beggars)
Solomon SongJenny (a whore)
Call From the GraveMacheath (Mack the Knife; head of a gang of crooks)
Ballad in Which Macheath Begs All Men for ForgivenessMacheath (Mack the Knife; head of a gang of crooks)
Third 3 Penny FinaleTiger Brown (Chief of London Police), Smith (a police constable), Ballad Singer, Messenger, Mrs. Peachum, Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum (head of a gang of beggars), Macheath (Mack the Knife; head of a gang of crooks), Polly Peachum (daughter of Jonathan and Mrs. Peachum), Lucy Brown (Brown's daughter), Jenny (a whore) and Chorus
Ballad of Mack the Knife (Moritat) (Reprise) Ballad Singer