Threepenny Opera

Operetta - Original

Empire Theatre

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  • Opening Date: April 13, 1933
  • Closing Date: April 22, 1933
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 12

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

Harry Bellaver Walt Dreary
Evelyn Beresford Mrs. Peachum
Anthony Blair Matt of the Mint
Lotta Burnell Madame
Robert Chisholm Macheath
John Connolly Reverend Kimball
Jean De Koven Molly
Marjorie Dille Jenny
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Opening Night Production Credits

Bertolt Brecht Bertolt Brecht Original German Libretto
Kurt Weill Kurt Weill Music
  Francesco Von Mendelssohn Director
  Cleon Throckmorton Scenic Design
  Caspar Neher Setting Design
  Gifford Cochran Producer
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