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Beggar's Holiday   

Broadway Theatre, (12/26/1946 - 3/29/1947)
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Opening Date: Dec 26, 1946    
Closing Date: Mar 29, 1947 Total Performances: 111

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway

Production Staff [See More]
Produced by Perry Watkins and John R. Sheppard, Jr.
Music by Duke Ellington; Book by John La Touche; Lyrics by John La Touche; Musical Director: Max Meth; Orchestrations under personal supervision of Billy Strayhorn; Based on "The Beggar's Opera" by John Gay; Lyrics of "Brown Penny" based on poem by William Butler Yeats
Book Directed by Nicholas Ray; Choreographed by Valerie Bettis
Production Design by Oliver Smith; Lighting Design by Peggy Clark; Costume Design by Walter Florell
General Manager: Leo Rose
Technical Supervisor: Peggy Clark; General Stage Manager: Frank Coletti; Stage Manager: Kevin Smith and Charles O. Carey
Orchestra Personnel Manager: Al Pearl
Press Representative: Lorella Val-Mery
Alfred DrakeMacHeath
Zero MostelHamilton Peachum
Hy AnzellCustomer
Marjorie BelleThe Lookout
The Girl
Lead Dancer
Jack BittnerHighbinder
Member of Mac's Gang
Perry BruskinThe Foot
Member of Mac's Gang
Marie BryantThe Cocoa Girl
Stanley CarlsonFingersmith
Member of Mac's Gang
Lewis CharlesA Drunk
Member of Mac's Gang
William DillardThe Horn
Member of Mac's Gang
Malka FarberTrixy Turner
Paul GodkinWire Boy
The Boy
Lead Dancer
Thomas GomezThe Pursued
The Other Eye
Doris GoodwinMrs. Trapes
Claire HaleBaby Mildred
Leonne HallBetty Doxy
Douglas HendersonThe Caser
Lucas HovingPoliceman
Dorothy JohnsonMrs. Peachum
Elmira Jones-BeyBessie Buns
Nina KordaMinute Lou
Avon LongCareless Love
Jet MacDonaldPolly Peachum
Tommie MooreTawdry Audrey
Gordon NelsonO'Heister
Black Marketeer
Member of Mac's Gang
Lavina NielsonDolly Trull
Bernice ParksJenny
Albert PopwellPlainclothesman
Herbert RossPoliceman
Archie SavageCop
Mildred Joanne SmithLucy Lockit
Rollin SmithChief Lockit
Pan TheodoreThe Eye
Royce WallaceAnnie Coaxer
Enid WilliamsFlora
the Harpy
music by Duke Ellington; lyrics by John Latouche
ACT 1 Sung By
InbetweenLucy Lockit
When You Go Down By Miss Jenny'sCitizens and Girls
I've Got MeMacHeath
TNTThe Cocoa Girl
Take Love EasyJenny
I Wanna Be BadCareless Love
Rooster ManJenny
When I Walk With YouPolly Peachum and MacHeath
I've Got Me (Reprise) First Girl
The Scrimmage of LifeMrs. Peachum, Hamilton Peachum and Lucy Lockit
Ore from a Gold MineMrs. Peachum and Hamilton Peachum
When I Walk With You (Reprise) MacHeath and Polly Peachum
Tooth and ClawMac's Gang
Maybe I Should Change My WaysMacHeath
The Wrong Side of the Railroad TracksThe Cocoa Girl, Careless Love and The Horn
Tomorrow MountainMacHeath
ACT 2 Sung By
Brown PennyLucy Lockit
Tooth and Claw (Reprise) Hamilton Peachum and Reporters
Lullaby for JuniorJenny
Quarrel for ThreePolly Peachum, Lucy Lockit and MacHeath
Women, Women, WomenPrisoners
Women, Women, Women (Reprise) The Cocoa Girl and Careless Love
When I Walk With You (Reprise) MacHeath
The HuntedMacHeath