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Beggar's Holiday   

Broadway Theatre, (12/26/1946 - 3/29/1947)
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Opening Date: Dec 26, 1946    
Closing Date: Mar 29, 1947 Total Performances: 111

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway


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Produced by Perry Watkins and John R. Sheppard, Jr.
Music by Duke Ellington; Book by John La Touche; Lyrics by John La Touche; Musical Director: Max Meth; Orchestrations under personal supervision of Billy Strayhorn; Based on "The Beggar's Opera" by John Gay; Lyrics of "Brown Penny" based on poem by William Butler Yeats
Book Directed by Nicholas Ray; Choreographed by Valerie Bettis
Production Design by Oliver Smith; Lighting Design by Peggy Clark; Costume Design by Walter Florell
General Manager: Leo Rose
Technical Supervisor: Peggy Clark; General Stage Manager: Frank Coletti; Stage Manager: Kevin Smith and Charles O. Carey
Orchestra Personnel Manager: Al Pearl
Press Representative: Lorella Val-Mery
Cast
Alfred Drake
MacHeath
Zero Mostel
Hamilton Peachum
Hy Anzell
Customer
Marjorie Belle
The Lookout
The Girl
Lead Dancer
Jack Bittner
Highbinder
Member of Mac's Gang
Perry Bruskin
The Foot
Mooch
Member of Mac's Gang
Marie Bryant
The Cocoa Girl
Stanley Carlson
Fingersmith
Member of Mac's Gang
Lewis Charles
A Drunk
Member of Mac's Gang
William Dillard
The Horn
Member of Mac's Gang
Malka Farber
Trixy Turner
Dancer
Paul Godkin
Wire Boy
The Boy
Lead Dancer
Thomas Gomez
The Pursued
The Other Eye
Dancer
Doris Goodwin
Mrs. Trapes
Dancer
Claire Hale
Baby Mildred
Dancer
Leonne Hall
Betty Doxy
Douglas Henderson
The Caser
Lucas Hoving
Policeman
Strip
Dancer
Dorothy Johnson
Mrs. Peachum
Elmira Jones-Bey
Bessie Buns
Dancer
Nina Korda
Minute Lou
Avon Long
Careless Love
Jet MacDonald
Polly Peachum
Tommie Moore
Tawdry Audrey
Gordon Nelson
O'Heister
Customer
Black Marketeer
Member of Mac's Gang
Lavina Nielson
Dolly Trull
Dancer
Bernice Parks
Jenny
Albert Popwell
Plainclothesman
Slam
Dancer
Herbert Ross
Policeman
Bartender
Dancer
Archie Savage
Cop
Gunsel
Dancer
Mildred Joanne Smith
Lucy Lockit
Rollin Smith
Chief Lockit
Pan Theodore
The Eye
Blenkinsop
Royce Wallace
Annie Coaxer
Dancer
Enid Williams
Flora
the Harpy
Dancer
music by Duke Ellington; lyrics by John Latouche
ACT 1 Sung By
Inbetween Lucy Lockit
When You Go Down By Miss Jenny's Citizens and Girls
I've Got Me MacHeath
TNT The Cocoa Girl
Take Love Easy Jenny
I Wanna Be Bad Careless Love
Rooster Man Jenny
When I Walk With You Polly Peachum and MacHeath
I've Got Me (Reprise) First Girl
The Scrimmage of Life Mrs. Peachum, Hamilton Peachum and Lucy Lockit
Ore from a Gold Mine Mrs. Peachum and Hamilton Peachum
When I Walk With You (Reprise) MacHeath and Polly Peachum
Tooth and Claw Mac's Gang
Maybe I Should Change My Ways MacHeath
The Wrong Side of the Railroad Tracks The Cocoa Girl, Careless Love and The Horn
Tomorrow Mountain MacHeath
ACT 2 Sung By
Brown Penny Lucy Lockit
Tooth and Claw (Reprise) Hamilton Peachum and Reporters
Lullaby for Junior Jenny
Quarrel for Three Polly Peachum, Lucy Lockit and MacHeath
Fol-de-rol-rol MacHeath
Women, Women, Women Prisoners
Women, Women, Women (Reprise) The Cocoa Girl and Careless Love
When I Walk With You (Reprise) MacHeath
The Hunted MacHeath