Threepenny Opera

Operetta - Revival

Theatre de Lys

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: March 10, 1954
  • Closing Date: May 30, 1954
  • Previews:
  • Performances: 96

Music: Kurt Weill

Lyrics: Bertolt Brecht

Book: Bertolt Brecht


The outlaw Macheath is repeatedly betrayed and sent to prison, only to receive a last-minute reprieve from Queen Victoria, in Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's darkly satirical adaptation of John Gay's The Beggar's Opera.


Opening Night Cast

Bea Arthur in Threepenny Opera Bea Arthur Lucy Brown
Lotte Lenya Jenny
Scott Merrill Macheath
Gerald Price Streetsinger
Charlotte Rae Mrs. Peachum
Jo Sullivan Polly Peachum
George Tyne Tiger Brown
Martin Wolfson Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum
See Full Opening Night Cast

Opening Night Production Credits

Bertolt Brecht Bertolt Brecht Book
Kurt Weill Kurt Weill Music
Bertolt Brecht Bertolt Brecht Lyrics
  Carmen Capalbo Director
  William Pitkin Scenic Design
  Saul Bolasni Costume Design
See Full Opening Night Production credits


Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1954 Theatre World Award Scott Merrill Winner
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