Beggar's Holiday

Musical - Original

Broadway Theatre

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  • Opening Date: December 26, 1946
  • Closing Date: March 29, 1947
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 111

Music: Duke Ellington

Lyrics: John La Touche

Book: John La Touche


The raffish denizens of the New York underworld, both black and white, are the subject of Duke Ellington and John La Touche's musical update of John Gay's The Beggar's Opera.


Opening Night Cast

Alfred Drake in Beggar's Holiday Alfred Drake MacHeath
Zero Mostel in Beggar's Holiday Zero Mostel Hamilton Peachum
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Opening Night Production Credits

  John La Touche Book
  Duke Ellington Music
  John La Touche Lyrics
  Nicholas Ray Book Direction
  Valerie Bettis Choreographer
  Walter Florrell Costume Design
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