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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 Brown Mrs. Peachum
Alvin Epstein Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum
head of a gang of beggars
Maureen McGovern Polly Peachum
Mr. and Mrs. Peachum's daughter
Sting Macheath
head of a gang of crooks
Kim Criswell Lucy Brown
Tiger Brown's daughter
Suzzanne Douglas Jenny Diver
a whore
Larry Marshall Tiger Brown
Chief of London Police
Josh Mostel Matt of the Mint
Macheath's gang
Jeff Blumenkrantz Filch
a beggar
Philip Carroll Ed
Macheath's gang
Ensemble
Teresa De Zarn Vixen
Whore
MacIntyre Dixon Policeman
Ensemble
Ethyl Eichelberger A Ballad Singer
Anne Kerry Ford Dolly
Whore
Mitchell Greenberg Crook-Finger Jake
Macheath's gang
Jan Horvath Betty
Whore
Michael Piontek Policeman
Ensemble
David Pursley Smith
a police constable
Nancy Ringham Molly
Whore
Tom Robbins Walter (called "Walt Dreary")
Macheath's gang
Alex Santoriello Jimmy
Macheath's gang
David Schechter Sawtooth Bob
Macheath's gang
Ensemble
K. T. Sullivan Suky Tawdry
Whore
Fiddle Viracola Old Whore
Steven Major West Ensemble
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 1Sung By
Ballad of Mack the Knife (Moritat) A Ballad Singer
Peachum's Morning Hymn Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum (head of a gang of beggars)
Why-Can't-They Song Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum (head of a gang of beggars) and Mrs. Peachum
Wedding Song Gang
Pirate Jenny Polly Peachum (Mr. and Mrs. Peachum's daughter)
Soldiers' Song Macheath (head of a gang of crooks) and Tiger Brown (Chief of London Police)
Wedding Song (Reprise)Gang
Love Song Macheath (head of a gang of crooks) and Polly Peachum (Mr. and Mrs. Peachum's daughter)
Barbara-Song Polly Peachum (Mr. and Mrs. Peachum's daughter)
First 3 Penny Finale Polly Peachum (Mr. and Mrs. Peachum's daughter), Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum (head of a gang of beggars) and Mrs. Peachum
ACT 2Sung By
Melodrama and Polly's Song Macheath (head of a gang of crooks) and Polly Peachum (Mr. and Mrs. Peachum's daughter)
Ballad of the Prisoner of Sex Mrs. Peachum
Pimp's Ballad (Tango) Macheath (head of a gang of crooks) and Jenny Diver (a whore)
Ballad of Living in Style Macheath (head of a gang of crooks)
Jealousy Duet Lucy Brown (Tiger Brown's daughter) and Polly Peachum (Mr. and Mrs. Peachum's daughter)
Second 3 Penny Finale Macheath (head of a gang of crooks), Mrs. Peachum and Chorus
ACT 3Sung By
Ballad of the Prisoner of Sex (Reprise)Mrs. Peachum
Song of Futility Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum (head of a gang of beggars)
Lucy's Aria Lucy Brown (Tiger Brown's daughter)
Solomon Song Jenny Diver (a whore)
Call From the Grave Macheath (head of a gang of crooks)
Epitaph Macheath (head of a gang of crooks)
March to the Gallows Orchestra
Third 3 Penny Finale Entire Company