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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: 19th-century London. Peachum's Beggar's Outfit Shop, a brothel in Wapping, Newgate Prison, a street, an empty stable.


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
Cast
C. K. Alexander Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum
head of a gang of beggars
Tony Azito Samuel
Peachum's assistant
Penelope Bodry Whore
Roy Brocksmith Ballad Singer
Blair Brown Lucy Brown
Brown's daughter
Pendleton Brown Ensemble
Nancy Campbell Whore
Rik Colitti
Role was billed as "Ned" in this production
Ed
Macheath's gang
Gretel Cummings Whore
Brenda Currin Whore
Ralph Drischell Matt of the Mint
Macheath's gang
William Duell Crook-Finger Jack
Macheath's gang
Ellen Greene Jenny
a whore
Max Gulack Walt Dreary
Macheath's gang
M. Patrick Hughes Ensemble
Raul Julia Macheath
Mack the Knife; head of a gang of crooks
Caroline Kava Polly Peachum
daughter of Jonathan and Mrs. Peachum
Glenn Kezer Smith
a police constable
George McGrath Ensemble
Rick Petrucelli Ensemble
John Ridge Ensemble
A Constable
Craig Rupp Ensemble
David Sabin Tiger Brown
Chief of London Police
Robert Schlee Jimmy
Macheath's gang
Armin Shimerman Ensemble
Mimi Turque Whore
Jack Eric Williams Ensemble
Messenger
Elizabeth Wilson Mrs. Peachum
K. C. Wilson Sawtooth Bob
Macheath's gang
Ray Xifo Ensemble
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 1Sung By
Ballad of Mack the Knife (Moritat) Ballad Singer, Samuel (Peachum's assistant), Jimmy (Macheath's gang) and Messenger
Peachum's Morning Hymn Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum (head of a gang of beggars)
No They Can't Song Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum (head of a gang of beggars) and Mrs. Peachum
Wedding Song for the Less Well-Off Gang and Beggars
The Cannon Song Macheath (Mack the Knife; head of a gang of crooks), Tiger Brown (Chief of London Police) and Gang
Liebeslied Polly Peachum (daughter of Jonathan and Mrs. Peachum) and Macheath (Mack the Knife; head of a gang of crooks)
Barbara-Song Polly Peachum (daughter of Jonathan and Mrs. Peachum)
Concerning the Insecurity of the Human State Polly Peachum (daughter of Jonathan and Mrs. Peachum), Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum (head of a gang of beggars) and Mrs. Peachum
ACT 2Sung By
Polly's Lied Polly Peachum (daughter of Jonathan and Mrs. Peachum) and Macheath (Mack the Knife; head of a gang of crooks)
Ballad of Sexual Obsession Mrs. Peachum
Pirate Jenny Jenny (a whore)
Ballad of Immoral Earnings Jenny (a whore) and Macheath (Mack the Knife; head of a gang of crooks)
Ballad of Gracious Living Macheath (Mack the Knife; head of a gang of crooks)
Jealousy Duet Lucy Brown (Brown's daughter) and Polly Peachum (daughter of Jonathan and Mrs. Peachum)
What Keeps Mankind Alive? Macheath (Mack the Knife; head of a gang of crooks), Jenny (a whore) and Chorus
ACT 3Sung By
Song of the Insufficiency of Human Endeavor Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum (head of a gang of beggars)
Solomon Song Jenny (a whore)
Call From the Grave Macheath (Mack the Knife; head of a gang of crooks)
Ballad in Which Macheath Begs All Men for Forgiveness Macheath (Mack the Knife; head of a gang of crooks)
Third 3 Penny Finale Tiger Brown (Chief of London Police), Smith (a police constable), Ballad Singer, Messenger, Mrs. Peachum, Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum (head of a gang of beggars), Macheath (Mack the Knife; head of a gang of crooks), Polly Peachum (daughter of Jonathan and Mrs. Peachum), Lucy Brown (Brown's daughter), Jenny (a whore) and Chorus
Ballad of Mack the Knife (Moritat) (Reprise)Ballad Singer