MusicalDramaRevivalBroadway
Opening Date
May 01, 1976
Closing Date
Jan 23, 1977
1st Preview
Apr 09, 1976
1st Preview
Apr 09, 1976
Previews
27
Performances
307
MusicalDramaRevivalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Vivian Beaumont Theatre
(May 01, 1976 - Jan 23, 1977)

Setting
London. The time of Queen Victoria's Coronation. Re-arranged in Brecht's imagination.

Theatre Owned / Operated by Lincoln Center Theater
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
Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum
head of a gang of beggars
Samuel
Peachum's assistant
Ballad Singer
Lucy Brown
Brown's daughter
Ensemble
Rik Colitti
Role was billed as "Ned" in this production
Ed
Macheath's gang
Matt of the Mint
Macheath's gang
Crook-Finger Jack
Macheath's gang
Jenny
a whore
Walt Dreary
Macheath's gang
Macheath
Mack the Knife; head of a gang of crooks
Polly Peachum
daughter of Jonathan and Mrs. Peachum
Smith
a police constable
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
 
A Constable
Ensemble
Tiger Brown
Chief of London Police
Jimmy
Macheath's gang
Ensemble
Whore
 
Messenger
Mrs. Peachum
Sawtooth Bob
Macheath's gang
Ensemble
Charles Filch
a beggar
Standby: Keith Charles (Macheath)
Understudies: Tony Azito (Ballad Singer, Whore), Penelope Bodry (Polly Peachum, Lucy Brown), 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)

Vivian Beaumont Theatre (May 01, 1976 - Jan 23, 1977)

Cast

Ensemble
Lucy Brown
Brown's daughter
Macheath
Mack the Knife; head of a gang of crooks
Macheath
Mack the Knife; head of a gang of crooks
Blair Brown
Performed the role with one hour of rehearsal when both Ellen Greene and Mimi Turque were ill
Polly Peachum
daughter of Jonathan and Mrs. Peachum
 
Jenny
a whore
Tiger Brown
Chief of London Police
Ensemble
Ed
Macheath's gang
Smith
a police constable
Understudy: Lisa Kirchner (Whore)
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

Tony Award®

 

Best Actor in a Musical

1977 Nominee
Raul Julia
 

Best Featured Actress in a Musical

1977 Nominee
Ellen Greene
 

Best Costume Design

1977 Nominee
Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
 

Best Lighting Design

1977 Nominee
Lighting Design by Pat Collins
 

Most Innovative Production of a Revival

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Actor in a Musical

1976 Nominee
Raul Julia
 

Outstanding Actress in a Musical

1976 Nominee
Elizabeth Wilson
 

Outstanding Director of a Musical

1976 Nominee
Directed by Richard Foreman
 

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