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Threepenny Opera   

Billy Rose Theatre, (10/27/1966 - 11/06/1966)
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Opening Date: Oct 27, 1966    
Closing Date: Nov 06, 1966 Total Performances: 13

Category: Musical, Puppets, Revival, Broadway
Comments: Marionette version of the musical. The marionettes were actors behind cutout figures. The "voice of" roles indicate the actors who spoke for the marionettes.



Production Staff
Produced by Jay K. Hoffman
Originally produced by The Stockholm Marionette Theater of Fantasy
Music by Kurt Weill; Lyrics by Bertolt Brecht; Book by Bertolt Brecht; English adaptation by Marc Blitzstein
Directed by Michael Meschke; Choreographed by Holger Rosenquist
Scenic Design by Franciszka Themerson; Puppets and masks by Franciszka Themerson; Lighting Design by Jules Fisher
Press Representative: Artie Solomon and Deborah Steinfirst
Cast
Jan Blomberg
Voice of Tiger Brown
Voice of Commissioner of Police
Matt of the Mint
Macheath's gang
Helena Brodin
Voice of Polly Peachum
Göran Graffman
Voice of Macheath
Arne Hogsander
Streetsinger
Charles Filch
a beggar
Tiger Brown
Chief of London Police
Smith
a police constable
Ulf Hakan Jansson
Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum
head of a gang of beggars
Ingvar Kjellson
Voice of Mr. J.J. Peachum
Zanza Lidums
Mrs. Peachum
Ellika Linden
Polly Peachum
daughter of Jonathan and Mrs. Peachum
Jenny
a whore
Michael Meschke
Walt Dreary
Macheath's gang
Per Nielsen
Macheath
Mack the Knife; head of a gang of crooks
Haken Sarner
Voice of Streetsinger
Voice of Filch
Ulla Sjoblom
Voice of Mrs. Peachum
Voice of Jenny
Heinz Spira
Jake
Folke Tragardh
Sawtooth Bob
Macheath's gang
Lydia de Lind van Winjngaarden
Lucy Brown
Brown's daughter
Meta Velander
Voice of Lucy Brown
music by Kurt Weill; lyrics by Bertolt Brecht
ACT 1 Sung By
Ballad of Mack the Knife (Moritat) Charles Filch
Morning Anthem Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum
Peachum's Morning Hymn Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum and Mrs. Peachum
Army Song Macheath and Tiger Brown
Wedding Song Ensemble
Love Song Macheath and Polly Peachum
Ballad of Dependency Mrs. Peachum
The World is Mean Polly Peachum, Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum and Mrs. Peachum
ACT 2 Sung By
Polly's Song Macheath and Polly Peachum
Pirate Jenny Jenny
Tango-Ballad Jenny and Macheath
Ballad of the Easy Life Macheath
Barbara-Song Lucy Brown
Jealousy Duet Polly Peachum and Lucy Brown
How to Survive Macheath, Mrs. Peachum and Ensemble
ACT 3 Sung By
Useless Song Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum
Solomon Song Jenny
Call From the Grave Macheath
Death Message Macheath
The Mounted Messenger Ensemble