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Threepenny Opera   

Vivian Beaumont Theatre, (5/01/1976 - 1/23/1977)
First Preview: Apr 09, 1976 Total Previews: 27
Opening Date: May 01, 1976    
Closing Date: Jan 23, 1977 Total Performances: 307

Category: Musical, Drama, Revival, Broadway
Setting: London. The time of Queen Victoria's Coronation. Re-arranged in Brecht's imagination.

Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by Lincoln Center Theater
Produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer); Associate Producer: Bernard Gersten
Book by Bertolt Brecht; Lyrics by Bertolt Brecht; Music by Kurt Weill; Musical Director: Stanley Silverman
Directed by Richard Foreman
Scenic Design by Douglas W. Schmidt; Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge; Lighting Design by Pat Collins; Hair Design by J. Roy Helland; Sound Design by Roger Jay
NYSF General Manager: Robert Kamlot
NYSF Production Manager: Andrew Mihok; Production Stage Manager: D. W. Koehler; Stage Manager: Michael Chambers; Assistant Stage Mgr: Frank di Filia
NYSF General Press Representative: Merle Debuskey; NYSF at Lincoln Center Press Representative: Faith Geer; NYSF Casting: Rosemarie Tichler; Poster Design by Paul Davis
C. K. Alexander
Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum
head of a gang of beggars
Tony Azito
Peachum's assistant
Penelope Bodry
Roy Brocksmith
Ballad Singer
Blair Brown
Lucy Brown
Brown's daughter
Pendleton Brown
Nancy Campbell
Rik Colitti
Role was billed as "Ned" in this production
Macheath's gang
Gretel Cummings
Brenda Currin
Ralph Drischell
Matt of the Mint
Macheath's gang
William Duell
Crook-Finger Jack
Macheath's gang
Ellen Greene
a whore
Max Gulack
Walt Dreary
Macheath's gang
M. Patrick Hughes
Raul Julia
Mack the Knife; head of a gang of crooks
Caroline Kava
Polly Peachum
daughter of Jonathan and Mrs. Peachum
Glenn Kezer
a police constable
George McGrath
Rick Petrucelli
John Ridge
A Constable
Craig Rupp
David Sabin
Tiger Brown
Chief of London Police
Robert Schlee
Macheath's gang
Armin Shimerman
Mimi Turque
Jack Eric Williams
Elizabeth Wilson
Mrs. Peachum
K. C. Wilson
Sawtooth Bob
Macheath's gang
Ray Xifo
Ed Zang
Charles Filch
a beggar
Swings: Frank di Filia and Lisa Kirchner
Standby: Keith Charles (Macheath)
Understudies: Tony Azito (Ballad Singer, Whore), Penelope Bodry (Lucy Brown, Polly Peachum), Pendleton Brown (Walt Dreary), Gretel Cummings (Mrs. Peachum), Ralph Drischell (Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum), Glenn Kezer (Tiger Brown), George McGrath (Sawtooth Bob), John Ridge (Matt of the Mint), Craig Rupp (Jimmy), Armin Shimerman (Charles Filch, Ed), Mimi Turque (Jenny), Jack Eric Williams (Ballad Singer) and Ray Xifo (Crook-Finger Jack)
Tony Award®
1977 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Raul Julia
1977 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Ellen Greene
1977 Best Costume Design [nominee]
Theoni V. Aldredge
1977 Best Lighting Design [nominee]
Pat Collins
1977 Most Innovative Production of a Revival [nominee]
Produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
Drama Desk Award
1976 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Raul Julia
1976 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Elizabeth Wilson
1976 Outstanding Director of a Musical [nominee]
Directed by Richard Foreman
1976 Unique Theatrical Experience [nominee]
Produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp, Producer)
music by Kurt Weill; lyrics by Bertolt Brecht
ACT 1 Sung By
Ballad of Mack the Knife (Moritat) Ballad Singer, Samuel, Jimmy and Messenger
Peachum's Morning Hymn Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum
No They Can't Song Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum and Mrs. Peachum
Wedding Song for the Less Well-Off Gang and Beggars
The Cannon Song Macheath, Tiger Brown and Gang
Liebeslied Polly Peachum and Macheath
Barbara-Song Polly Peachum
Concerning the Insecurity of the Human State Polly Peachum, Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum and Mrs. Peachum
ACT 2 Sung By
Polly's Lied Polly Peachum and Macheath
Ballad of Sexual Obsession Mrs. Peachum
Pirate Jenny Jenny
Ballad of Immoral Earnings Jenny and Macheath
Ballad of Gracious Living Macheath
Jealousy Duet Lucy Brown and Polly Peachum
What Keeps Mankind Alive? Macheath, Jenny and Chorus
ACT 3 Sung By
Song of the Insufficiency of Human Endeavor Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum
Solomon Song Jenny
Call From the Grave Macheath
Ballad in Which Macheath Begs All Men for Forgiveness Macheath
Third 3 Penny Finale Tiger Brown, Smith, Ballad Singer, Messenger, Mrs. Peachum, Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum, Macheath, Polly Peachum, Lucy Brown, Jenny and Chorus
Ballad of Mack the Knife (Moritat) (Reprise) Ballad Singer