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3 Penny Opera   

Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, (11/05/1989 - 12/31/1989)
First Preview: Oct 19, 1989 Total Previews: 20
Opening Date: Nov 05, 1989    
Closing Date: Dec 31, 1989 Total Performances: 65

Category: Musical, Drama, Revival, Broadway
Description: A musical in three acts
Setting: London. The nineteenth century.

Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Nederlander Organization (James M. Nederlander: Chairman; Robert E. Nederlander: President; Arthur Rubin: Vice-President)
Produced by Jerome Hellman; Produced in association with Haruki Kadokawa and James M. Nederlander; Associate Producer: Margo Lion, Hiroshi Sugawara, Lloyd Phillips, Kiki Miyake and Nancy Ellison
Written by Bertolt Brecht; Lyrics by Bertolt Brecht; Music by Kurt Weill; Translated by Michael Feingold; Musical Director: Julius Rudel
Musical Staging by Peter Gennaro; Directed by John Dexter
Scenic Design by Jocelyn Herbert; Costume Design by Jocelyn Herbert; Lighting Design by Andy Phillips and Brian Nason; Hair Design by Phyllis Della; Sound Design by Peter Fitzgerald; Associate Scenic Design: Duke Durfee; Make-Up Design by Michael Laudati
General Manager: Joseph Harris and Peter T. Kulok; Company Manager: Kathleen Lowe
Production Stage Manager: Bob Borod; Stage Manager: Joe Cappelli and Artie Gaffin; Technical Supervisor: Jeremiah J. Harris Associates
Associate Conductor: Robert Fisher; Orchestra Contractor: Michael Feldman; Trumpet: Chris Gekker and Carl Albach; Clarinet: William Blount; Trombone: Michael Powell; Accordion: William Schimmel; Flute: Elizabeth Mann; Guitar/Banjo: Scott Kuney; Alto Saxophone: Ted Nash; Tympani: Maya Gungi; Cello: Myron Lutske; Percussion: Paul Pizzuti; Tenor Saxophone: Roger Rosenberg; Piano: Stephen Hinnenkamp; Keyboard: Robert Wolinsky; Bass: John Kulowitsch
Casting: Johnson-Liff & Zerman; General Press Representative: Shirley Herz Associates; Advertising: LeDonne & Wilner; Dialect Coach: Nadia Chigerovitch; Photographer: Nancy Ellison; Press Representative: Pete Sanders and Glenna Freedman
Georgia Brown
Mrs. Peachum
Alvin Epstein
Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum
head of a gang of beggars
Maureen McGovern
Did not perform opening night due to vocal cord injury
Polly Peachum
Mr. and Mrs. Peachum's daughter
head of a gang of crooks
Kim Criswell
Lucy Brown
Tiger Brown's daughter
Suzzanne Douglas
Jenny Diver
a whore
Larry Marshall
Tiger Brown
Chief of London Police
Josh Mostel
Matt of the Mint
Macheath's gang
Jeff Blumenkrantz
a beggar
Philip Carroll
Macheath's gang
Teresa De Zarn
MacIntyre Dixon
Ethyl Eichelberger
A Ballad Singer
Anne Kerry Ford
Mitchell Greenberg
Crook-Finger Jake
Macheath's gang
Jan Horvath
Michael Piontek
David Pursley
a police constable
Nancy Ringham
Performed the role of Polly Peachum opening night
Tom Robbins
Walter (called "Walt Dreary")
Macheath's gang
Alex Santoriello
Macheath's gang
David Schechter
Sawtooth Bob
Macheath's gang
K. T. Sullivan
Suky Tawdry
Fiddle Viracola
Old Whore
Steven Major West
Understudies: Leslie Castay (Betty, Dolly, Molly, Suky Tawdry, Vixen), Teresa De Zarn (Lucy Brown), Jan Horvath (Jenny Diver), Robert Ousley (A Ballad Singer, Ed, Ensemble, Jimmy, Matt of the Mint, Policeman, Sawtooth Bob, Smith, Walter (called "Walt Dreary")), David Pursley (Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum), Nancy Ringham (Polly Peachum), Alex Santoriello (Macheath), Fiddle Viracola (Mrs. Peachum) and Steven Major West (Tiger Brown)
Tony Award®
1990 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Georgia Brown
music by Kurt Weill; lyrics by Bertolt Brecht
ACT 1 Sung By
Ballad of Mack the Knife (Moritat) A Ballad Singer
Peachum's Morning Hymn Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum
Why-Can't-They Song Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum and Mrs. Peachum
Wedding Song Gang
Pirate Jenny Polly Peachum
Soldiers' Song Macheath and Tiger Brown
Wedding Song (Reprise) Gang
Love Song Macheath and Polly Peachum
Barbara-Song Polly Peachum
First 3 Penny Finale Polly Peachum, Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum and Mrs. Peachum
ACT 2 Sung By
Melodrama and Polly's Song Macheath and Polly Peachum
Ballad of the Prisoner of Sex Mrs. Peachum
Pimp's Ballad (Tango) Macheath and Jenny Diver
Ballad of Living in Style Macheath
Jealousy Duet Lucy Brown and Polly Peachum
Second 3 Penny Finale Macheath, Mrs. Peachum and Chorus
ACT 3 Sung By
Ballad of the Prisoner of Sex (Reprise) Mrs. Peachum
Song of Futility Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum
Lucy's Aria Lucy Brown
Solomon Song Jenny Diver
Call From the Grave Macheath
Epitaph Macheath
March to the Gallows Orchestra
Third 3 Penny Finale Entire Company