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Threepenny Opera   

Theatre de Lys, (3/10/1954 - 5/30/1954)
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Opening Date: Mar 10, 1954    
Closing Date: May 30, 1954 Total Performances: 96

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


Production Staff
Produced by Carmen Capalbo and Stanley Chase
Book by Bertolt Brecht; Lyrics by Bertolt Brecht; Music by Kurt Weill; English adaptation of books and lyrics by Marc Blitzstein; Musical Director: Samuel Matlovsky; Music orchestrated by Kurt Weill
Directed by Carmen Capalbo
Scenic Design by William Pitkin; Costume Design by Bolasni
Conducted by Samuel Matlovsky
Cast
Beatrice Arthur
Lucy Brown
Brown's daughter
Lotte Lenya
Jenny
a whore
Scott Merrill
Macheath
Mack the Knife; head of a gang of crooks
Gerald Price
Streetsinger
Charlotte Rae
Mrs. Peachum
Jo Sullivan
Polly Peachum
daughter of Jonathan and Mrs. Peachum
George Tyne
Tiger Brown
Chief of London Police
Martin Wolfson
Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum
head of a gang of beggars
John Astin
Readymoney Matt
Macheath's gang
Joseph Beruh
Crook-Finger Jack
Macheath's gang
Paul Dooley
Walt Dreary
Macheath's gang
William Duell
Charles Filch
a beggar
Marcella Markham
Betty
a whore
Marion Selee
Molly
a whore
Bernard Bogin
Sawtooth Bob
Macheath's gang
Miles Dickson
Second Constable
Donald Elson
Reverend Kimball
Gerrianne Raphael
Dolly
a whore
Stan Schneider
First Constable
Rome Smith
Smith
a police constable
Gloria Sokol
Coaxer
a whore
Theatre World
winner 1954 Award [recipient]
Scott Merrill
music by Kurt Weill; lyrics by Bertolt Brecht
ACT 1 Sung By
Morning Anthem Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum (head of a gang of beggars)
Instead-Of-Song Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum (head of a gang of beggars) and Mrs. Peachum
The Bide-a-Wee in Soho Polly Peachum (daughter of Jonathan and Mrs. Peachum)
Wedding Song The Gang
Army Song Macheath (Mack the Knife; head of a gang of crooks), Tiger Brown (Chief of London Police) and The Gang
Wedding Song (Reprise) The Gang
Love Song Polly Peachum (daughter of Jonathan and Mrs. Peachum) and Macheath (Mack the Knife; head of a gang of crooks)
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 2 Sung By
Polly's Song Polly Peachum (daughter of Jonathan and Mrs. Peachum) and Macheath (Mack the Knife; head of a gang of crooks)
Ballad of Dependency (Reprise) 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 Lucy Brown (Brown's daughter) and Polly Peachum (daughter of Jonathan and Mrs. Peachum)
How to Survive Macheath (Mack the Knife; head of a gang of crooks), Mrs. Peachum and Ensemble
ACT 3 Sung By
Useless Song Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum (head of a gang of beggars) and 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