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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

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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 Drake MacHeath
Zero Mostel Hamilton Peachum
Hy Anzell Customer
Marjorie Belle The Lookout
The Girl
Lead Dancer
Jack Bittner Highbinder
Member of Mac's Gang
Perry Bruskin The Foot
Member of Mac's Gang
Marie Bryant The Cocoa Girl
Stanley Carlson Fingersmith
Member of Mac's Gang
Lewis Charles A Drunk
Member of Mac's Gang
William Dillard The Horn
Member of Mac's Gang
Malka Farber Trixy Turner
Paul Godkin Wire Boy
The Boy
Lead Dancer
Thomas Gomez The Pursued
The Other Eye
Doris Goodwin Mrs. Trapes
Claire Hale Baby Mildred
Leonne Hall Betty Doxy
Douglas Henderson The Caser
Lucas Hoving Policeman
Dorothy Johnson Mrs. Peachum
Elmira Jones-Bey Bessie Buns
Nina Korda Minute Lou
Avon Long Careless Love
Jet MacDonald Polly Peachum
Tommie Moore Tawdry Audrey
Gordon Nelson O'Heister
Black Marketeer
Member of Mac's Gang
Lavina Nielson Dolly Trull
Bernice Parks Jenny
Albert Popwell Plainclothesman
Herbert Ross Policeman
Archie Savage Cop
Mildred Joanne Smith Lucy Lockit
Rollin Smith Chief Lockit
Pan Theodore The Eye
Royce Wallace Annie Coaxer
Enid Williams Flora
the Harpy
music by Duke Ellington; lyrics by John Latouche
ACT 1Sung By
Inbetween Lucy Lockit
When You Go Down By Miss Jenny's Citizens and Girls
I've Got Me MacHeath
TNT The Cocoa Girl
Take Love Easy Jenny
I Wanna Be Bad Careless Love
Rooster Man Jenny
When I Walk With You Polly Peachum and MacHeath
I've Got Me (Reprise)First Girl
The Scrimmage of Life Mrs. Peachum, Hamilton Peachum and Lucy Lockit
Ore from a Gold Mine Mrs. Peachum and Hamilton Peachum
When I Walk With You (Reprise)MacHeath and Polly Peachum
Tooth and Claw Mac's Gang
Maybe I Should Change My Ways MacHeath
The Wrong Side of the Railroad Tracks The Cocoa Girl, Careless Love and The Horn
Tomorrow Mountain MacHeath
ACT 2Sung By
Brown Penny Lucy Lockit
Tooth and Claw (Reprise)Hamilton Peachum and Reporters
Lullaby for Junior Jenny
Quarrel for Three Polly Peachum, Lucy Lockit and MacHeath
Fol-de-rol-rol MacHeath
Women, Women, Women Prisoners
Women, Women, Women (Reprise)The Cocoa Girl and Careless Love
When I Walk With You (Reprise)MacHeath
The Hunted MacHeath