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3 Penny Opera   

 
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, (11/05/1989 - 12/31/1989)
First Preview: Oct 19, 1989 Total Previews: 20
Opening Date: Nov 05, 1989    
Closing Date: Dec 31, 1989 Total Performances: 65

Category: Musical, Drama, Revival, Broadway
Description: A musical in three acts
Setting: London. The nineteenth century.



Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Nederlander Organization (James M. Nederlander: Chairman; Robert E. Nederlander: President; Arthur Rubin: Vice-President)
Produced by Jerome Hellman; Produced in association with Haruki Kadokawa and James M. Nederlander; Associate Producer: Margo Lion, Hiroshi Sugawara, Lloyd Phillips, Kiki Miyake and Nancy Ellison
Written by Bertolt Brecht; Lyrics by Bertolt Brecht; Music by Kurt Weill; Translated by Michael Feingold; Musical Director: Julius Rudel
Musical Staging by Peter Gennaro; Directed by John Dexter
Scenic Design by Jocelyn Herbert; Costume Design by Jocelyn Herbert; Lighting Design by Andy Phillips and Brian Nason; Hair Design by Phyllis Della; Sound Design by Peter Fitzgerald; Associate Scenic Design: Duke Durfee; Make-Up Design by Michael Laudati
General Manager: Joseph Harris and Peter T. Kulok; Company Manager: Kathleen Lowe
Production Stage Manager: Bob Borod; Stage Manager: Joe Cappelli and Artie Gaffin; Technical Supervisor: Jeremiah J. Harris Associates
Associate Conductor: Robert Fisher; Orchestra Contractor: Michael Feldman; Trumpet: Chris Gekker and Carl Albach; Clarinet: William Blount; Trombone: Michael Powell; Accordion: William Schimmel; Flute: Elizabeth Mann; Guitar/Banjo: Scott Kuney; Alto Saxophone: Ted Nash; Tympani: Maya Gungi; Cello: Myron Lutske; Percussion: Paul Pizzuti; Tenor Saxophone: Roger Rosenberg; Piano: Stephen Hinnenkamp; Keyboard: Robert Wolinsky; Bass: John Kulowitsch
Casting: Johnson-Liff & Zerman; General Press Representative: Shirley Herz Associates; Advertising: LeDonne & Wilner; Dialect Coach: Nadia Chigerovitch; Photographer: Nancy Ellison; Press Representative: Pete Sanders and Glenna Freedman
Cast
Georgia BrownMrs. Peachum
Alvin EpsteinJonathan Jeremiah Peachum
head of a gang of beggars
Maureen McGovernPolly Peachum
Mr. and Mrs. Peachum's daughter
StingMacheath
head of a gang of crooks
Kim CriswellLucy Brown
Tiger Brown's daughter
Suzzanne DouglasJenny Diver
a whore
Larry MarshallTiger Brown
Chief of London Police
Josh MostelMatt of the Mint
Macheath's gang
Jeff BlumenkrantzFilch
a beggar
Philip CarrollEd
Macheath's gang
Ensemble
Teresa De ZarnVixen
Whore
MacIntyre DixonPoliceman
Ensemble
Ethyl EichelbergerA Ballad Singer
Anne Kerry FordDolly
Whore
Mitchell GreenbergCrook-Finger Jake
Macheath's gang
Jan HorvathBetty
Whore
Michael PiontekPoliceman
Ensemble
David PursleySmith
a police constable
Nancy RinghamMolly
Whore
Tom RobbinsWalter (called "Walt Dreary")
Macheath's gang
Alex SantorielloJimmy
Macheath's gang
David SchechterSawtooth Bob
Macheath's gang
Ensemble
K. T. SullivanSuky Tawdry
Whore
Fiddle ViracolaOld Whore
Steven Major WestEnsemble
Understudies: Leslie Castay (Betty, Dolly, Molly, Suky Tawdry, Vixen), Teresa De Zarn (Lucy Brown), Jan Horvath (Jenny Diver), Robert Ousley (A Ballad Singer, Ed, Ensemble, Jimmy, Matt of the Mint, Policeman, Sawtooth Bob, Smith, Walter (called "Walt Dreary")), David Pursley (Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum), Nancy Ringham (Polly Peachum), Alex Santoriello (Macheath), Fiddle Viracola (Mrs. Peachum) and Steven Major West (Tiger Brown)
Tony Award®
 1990 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Georgia Brown
music by Kurt Weill; lyrics by Bertolt Brecht
ACT 1 Sung By
Ballad of Mack the Knife (Moritat)A Ballad Singer
Peachum's Morning HymnJonathan Jeremiah Peachum (head of a gang of beggars)
Why-Can't-They SongJonathan Jeremiah Peachum (head of a gang of beggars) and Mrs. Peachum
Wedding SongGang
Pirate JennyPolly Peachum (Mr. and Mrs. Peachum's daughter)
Soldiers' SongMacheath (head of a gang of crooks) and Tiger Brown (Chief of London Police)
Wedding Song (Reprise) Gang
Love SongMacheath (head of a gang of crooks) and Polly Peachum (Mr. and Mrs. Peachum's daughter)
Barbara-SongPolly Peachum (Mr. and Mrs. Peachum's daughter)
First 3 Penny FinalePolly Peachum (Mr. and Mrs. Peachum's daughter), Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum (head of a gang of beggars) and Mrs. Peachum
ACT 2 Sung By
Melodrama and Polly's SongMacheath (head of a gang of crooks) and Polly Peachum (Mr. and Mrs. Peachum's daughter)
Ballad of the Prisoner of SexMrs. Peachum
Pimp's Ballad (Tango)Macheath (head of a gang of crooks) and Jenny Diver (a whore)
Ballad of Living in StyleMacheath (head of a gang of crooks)
Jealousy DuetLucy Brown (Tiger Brown's daughter) and Polly Peachum (Mr. and Mrs. Peachum's daughter)
Second 3 Penny FinaleMacheath (head of a gang of crooks), Mrs. Peachum and Chorus
ACT 3 Sung By
Ballad of the Prisoner of Sex (Reprise) Mrs. Peachum
Song of FutilityJonathan Jeremiah Peachum (head of a gang of beggars)
Lucy's AriaLucy Brown (Tiger Brown's daughter)
Solomon SongJenny Diver (a whore)
Call From the GraveMacheath (head of a gang of crooks)
EpitaphMacheath (head of a gang of crooks)
March to the GallowsOrchestra
Third 3 Penny FinaleEntire Company