MusicalDrama OperettaRevivalOff-Broadway
Opening Date
Mar 10, 1954
Closing Date
May 30, 1954
Performances
96
MusicalDrama OperettaRevivalOff-Broadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

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Theatres
Theatre de Lys
(Mar 10, 1954 - May 30, 1954)

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

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
Lucy Brown
Brown's daughter
Jenny
a whore
Macheath
Mack the Knife; head of a gang of crooks
Streetsinger
Mrs. Peachum
Polly Peachum
daughter of Jonathan and Mrs. Peachum
Tiger Brown
Chief of London Police
Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum
head of a gang of beggars
Readymoney Matt
Macheath's gang
Crook-Finger Jack
Macheath's gang
Walt Dreary
Macheath's gang
Charles Filch
a beggar
Betty
a whore
Molly
a whore
Sawtooth Bob
Macheath's gang
Second Constable
Reverend Kimball
Dolly
a whore
First Constable
Smith
a police constable
Coaxer
a whore
music by Kurt Weill; lyrics by Bertolt Brecht
Act 1
Sung By
Morning Anthem
Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum
Instead-Of-Song
Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum and Mrs. Peachum
The Bide-a-Wee in Soho
Polly Peachum
Wedding Song
The Gang
Army Song
Macheath, Tiger Brown and The Gang
Wedding Song (Reprise)
The Gang
Love Song
Polly Peachum and Macheath
Ballad of Dependency
Mrs. Peachum
The World is Mean
Polly Peachum, Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum and Mrs. Peachum
Act 2
Sung By
Polly's Song
Polly Peachum and Macheath
Ballad of Dependency (Reprise)
Mrs. Peachum
Pirate Jenny
Jenny
Tango-Ballad
Jenny and Macheath
Ballad of the Easy Life
Macheath
Barbara-Song
Lucy Brown
Jealousy Duet
Lucy Brown and Polly Peachum
How to Survive
Macheath, Mrs. Peachum and Ensemble
Act 3
Sung By
Useless Song
Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum and Beggars
Solomon Song
Jenny
Call From the Grave
Macheath
Death Message
Macheath
The Mounted Messenger
Ensemble

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Award

1954 Recipient
Scott Merrill
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