MusicalDramaOperettaRevivalBroadway
Opening Date
Dec 22, 1973
Closing Date
Dec 31, 1973
1st Preview
Dec 21, 1973
1st Preview
Dec 21, 1973
Previews
2
Performances
6
MusicalDramaOperettaRevivalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

The credits for this production have not yet been completed or verified.
This production played in repertory with The Three Sisters, Measure for Measure, Scapin, Next Time I'll Sing to You

Theatres
Billy Rose Theatre
(Dec 22, 1973 - Dec 31, 1973)

Description
An operetta in three acts

Setting
18th Century London in and around Newgate Prison.

Comments
Performance schedule: December 21st - evening, 22nd - matinee and evening (opening), 23rd - matinee, 29th - matinee and evening, 30th - matinee, 31st - evening, 1973.

  • People
    Music by John Gay; Lyrics by John Gay; Book by John Gay; Musical Director: Roland Gagnon; Music arranged by Roland Gagnon
    Directed by Gene Lesser; Dances arranged by Elizabeth Keen
    Scenic Design by Robert Yodice; Costume Design by Carrie F. Robbins; Lighting Design by Martin Aronstein
    Production Stage Manager: Peter B. Mumford
    Organ: Gerald Shaw; Guitar: Benjamin Hendrickson and Jared Sakren; Reed & Percussion Peter Dvorsky
    Press Representative: Lewis Harmon and Sol Jacobson
    Mrs. Trapes
    Suky Tawdry
    Dolly Trull
    Harry Paddington
    Jemmy Twitcher
    Polly Peachum
    Macheath
    Lucy Lockit
    Jenny Diver
    Matt of the Mint
    Mrs. Peachum
     
    Betty Coaxer
    Crook-Finger'd Jack
    Wat Dreary
    Nimming Ned
    Filch
    Understudies: Nita Angeletti (Lucy Lockit, Jenny Diver), Gisela Caldwell (Mrs. Peachum, Mrs. Trapes), Joel Colodner (Macheath), Peter Dvorsky (Beggar), Mary-Joan Negro (Polly Peachum), Richard Ooms (Peachum), Jared Sakren (Filch) and David Schramm (Lockit)
  • Songs
    music by John Gay; lyrics by John Gay
    Act 1
    Sung By
    Through all the Employments of Life
    Peachum
    'Tis Woman that seduces all Mankind
    Filch
    If any Wench Venus's Girdle wear
    Mrs. Peachum
    If Love the Virgin's Heart invade
    Mrs. Peachum
    A Maid is like the golden Oar
    Mrs. Peachum
    Virgins are like the fair Flower in its Lustre
    Polly Peachum
    Our Polly is a sad Slut! nor heeds what we have taught her
    Mrs. Peachum
    Can Love be controul'd by Advice?
    Polly Peachum
    O Polly, you might have toy'd and kist
    Mrs. Peachum and Polly Peachum
    I, like a Ship in Storms, was tost
    Polly Peachum
    A Fox may steal your Hens, Sir
    Peachum
    Oh, ponder well! Be not severe
    Polly Peachum
    The Turtle thus with plaintive crying
    Polly Peachum
    Pretty Polly, say
    Macheath and Polly Peachum
    My Heart was so free
    Macheath
    Were I laid on Greenland's Coast
    Macheath and Polly Peachum
    O what Pain it is to part!
    Polly Peachum and Macheath
    The Miser thus a Shilling sees
    Macheath and Polly Peachum
    Act 2
    Sung By
    Fill ev'ry Glass, for Wine inspires us
    Matt of the Mint and Chorus
    Let us take the Road
    Matt of the Mint and Chorus
    If the Heart of a Man is deprest with Cares
    Macheath
    Youth's Season made for Joys
    Macheath and Ladies' Chorus
    Before the Barn-door crowing
    Jenny Diver
    The Gamesters and Lawyers are Jugglers alike
    Jenny Diver
    At the Tree I shall suffer with pleasure
    Macheath
    Man may escape from Rope and Gun
    Macheath
    Thus when a good Huswife sees a Rat
    Lucy Lockit
    How cruel are the Traytors
    Lucy Lockit
    The first time at the Looking-glass
    Macheath
    When you censure the Age
    Lockit and Peachum
    Is then his Fate decreed, Sir?
    Lucy Lockit
    You'll think e'er many days ensue
    Lockit
    If you at an Office solicit your Due
    Macheath
    Thus when the Swallow, seeking Prey
    Polly Peachum
    How happy could I be with either
    Macheath
    I'm bubbled
    Polly Peachum and Lucy Lockit
    Cease your Funning
    Polly Peachum
    Why how now, Madam Flirt?
    Lucy Lockit and Polly Peachum
    No Power on Earth can e'er divide
    Polly Peachum
    I like the Fox shall grieve
    Lucy Lockit
    Act 3
    Sung By
    When Young at the Bar you first taught me to score
    Lucy Lockit
    My Love is all Madness and Folly
    Lucy Lockit
    Thus Gamesters United in Friendship are found
    Lockit
    The Modes of the Court so common are grown
    Macheath
    What Gudgeons are we Men!
    Lockit
    In the Days of my Youth I could bill like a Dove, fa, la, la, &c.
    Mrs. Trapes
    I'm like Skiff on the ocean tost
    Lucy Lockit
    When a Wife's in her Pout
    Lucy Lockit
    A Curse attends that Woman's Love
    Polly Peachum and Lucy Lockit
    Among the Men, Coquets we find
    Polly Peachum
    Come, sweet Lass
    Lucy Lockit
    Hither, dear Husband, turn your Eyes
    Polly Peachum and Lucy Lockit
    Which way shall I turn me?- How can I decide?
    Macheath
    When my Hero in Court appears
    Polly Peachum
    When he holds up his Hand arraign'd for his Life
    Lucy Lockit
    Ourselves, Like the Great, to secure a Retreat
    Lockit
    The Charge is prepar'd; The Lawyers are met
    Macheath
    O cruel, cruel, cruel Case
    Macheath
    Of All the Friends in time of Grief
    Macheath
    Since I must Swing, -I scorn, I scorn to wince or whine
    But now again my Spirits sink
    But Valour the stronger grows
    If thus- A Man can die
    So I drink off this Bumper.- And now I can stand the Test
    But can I leave my pretty Hussies
    Their Eyes, their lips, their Busses
    Since Laws were made for ev'ry degree
    Would I might be hang'd!
    Lucy Lockit, Polly Peachum, Macheath and Chorus
    Thus I stand like the Turk, with his Doxies around
    Macheath and Chorus
  • Awards

    Drama Desk Award

    Most Promising Costume Design

    1972 Winner
    Costume Design by Carrie F. Robbins
Music by John Gay; Lyrics by John Gay; Book by John Gay; Musical Director: Roland Gagnon; Music arranged by Roland Gagnon
Directed by Gene Lesser; Dances arranged by Elizabeth Keen
Scenic Design by Robert Yodice; Costume Design by Carrie F. Robbins; Lighting Design by Martin Aronstein
Production Stage Manager: Peter B. Mumford
Organ: Gerald Shaw; Guitar: Benjamin Hendrickson and Jared Sakren; Reed & Percussion Peter Dvorsky
Press Representative: Lewis Harmon and Sol Jacobson
Mrs. Trapes
Suky Tawdry
Dolly Trull
Harry Paddington
Jemmy Twitcher
Polly Peachum
Macheath
Lucy Lockit
Jenny Diver
Matt of the Mint
Mrs. Peachum
 
Betty Coaxer
Crook-Finger'd Jack
Wat Dreary
Nimming Ned
Filch
Understudies: Nita Angeletti (Lucy Lockit, Jenny Diver), Gisela Caldwell (Mrs. Peachum, Mrs. Trapes), Joel Colodner (Macheath), Peter Dvorsky (Beggar), Mary-Joan Negro (Polly Peachum), Richard Ooms (Peachum), Jared Sakren (Filch) and David Schramm (Lockit)
music by John Gay; lyrics by John Gay
Act 1
Sung By
Through all the Employments of Life
Peachum
'Tis Woman that seduces all Mankind
Filch
If any Wench Venus's Girdle wear
Mrs. Peachum
If Love the Virgin's Heart invade
Mrs. Peachum
A Maid is like the golden Oar
Mrs. Peachum
Virgins are like the fair Flower in its Lustre
Polly Peachum
Our Polly is a sad Slut! nor heeds what we have taught her
Mrs. Peachum
Can Love be controul'd by Advice?
Polly Peachum
O Polly, you might have toy'd and kist
Mrs. Peachum and Polly Peachum
I, like a Ship in Storms, was tost
Polly Peachum
A Fox may steal your Hens, Sir
Peachum
Oh, ponder well! Be not severe
Polly Peachum
The Turtle thus with plaintive crying
Polly Peachum
Pretty Polly, say
Macheath and Polly Peachum
My Heart was so free
Macheath
Were I laid on Greenland's Coast
Macheath and Polly Peachum
O what Pain it is to part!
Polly Peachum and Macheath
The Miser thus a Shilling sees
Macheath and Polly Peachum
Act 2
Sung By
Fill ev'ry Glass, for Wine inspires us
Matt of the Mint and Chorus
Let us take the Road
Matt of the Mint and Chorus
If the Heart of a Man is deprest with Cares
Macheath
Youth's Season made for Joys
Macheath and Ladies' Chorus
Before the Barn-door crowing
Jenny Diver
The Gamesters and Lawyers are Jugglers alike
Jenny Diver
At the Tree I shall suffer with pleasure
Macheath
Man may escape from Rope and Gun
Macheath
Thus when a good Huswife sees a Rat
Lucy Lockit
How cruel are the Traytors
Lucy Lockit
The first time at the Looking-glass
Macheath
When you censure the Age
Lockit and Peachum
Is then his Fate decreed, Sir?
Lucy Lockit
You'll think e'er many days ensue
Lockit
If you at an Office solicit your Due
Macheath
Thus when the Swallow, seeking Prey
Polly Peachum
How happy could I be with either
Macheath
I'm bubbled
Polly Peachum and Lucy Lockit
Cease your Funning
Polly Peachum
Why how now, Madam Flirt?
Lucy Lockit and Polly Peachum
No Power on Earth can e'er divide
Polly Peachum
I like the Fox shall grieve
Lucy Lockit
Act 3
Sung By
When Young at the Bar you first taught me to score
Lucy Lockit
My Love is all Madness and Folly
Lucy Lockit
Thus Gamesters United in Friendship are found
Lockit
The Modes of the Court so common are grown
Macheath
What Gudgeons are we Men!
Lockit
In the Days of my Youth I could bill like a Dove, fa, la, la, &c.
Mrs. Trapes
I'm like Skiff on the ocean tost
Lucy Lockit
When a Wife's in her Pout
Lucy Lockit
A Curse attends that Woman's Love
Polly Peachum and Lucy Lockit
Among the Men, Coquets we find
Polly Peachum
Come, sweet Lass
Lucy Lockit
Hither, dear Husband, turn your Eyes
Polly Peachum and Lucy Lockit
Which way shall I turn me?- How can I decide?
Macheath
When my Hero in Court appears
Polly Peachum
When he holds up his Hand arraign'd for his Life
Lucy Lockit
Ourselves, Like the Great, to secure a Retreat
Lockit
The Charge is prepar'd; The Lawyers are met
Macheath
O cruel, cruel, cruel Case
Macheath
Of All the Friends in time of Grief
Macheath
Since I must Swing, -I scorn, I scorn to wince or whine
But now again my Spirits sink
But Valour the stronger grows
If thus- A Man can die
So I drink off this Bumper.- And now I can stand the Test
But can I leave my pretty Hussies
Their Eyes, their lips, their Busses
Since Laws were made for ev'ry degree
Would I might be hang'd!
Lucy Lockit, Polly Peachum, Macheath and Chorus
Thus I stand like the Turk, with his Doxies around
Macheath and Chorus

Drama Desk Award

Most Promising Costume Design

1972 Winner
Costume Design by Carrie F. Robbins
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