3 Penny Opera

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3 Penny Opera
poster for the NY performances
Director: John Dexter
Musical Director: Julius Rudel
Music: Kurt Weill
Book and lyrics: Bertolt Brecht
Translated by: Michael Feingold
Starring: Sting
Produced by: Jerome Hellman
First performance: 1989-09-10
Last performance: 1989-12-31
Number of performances: # (Washington, DC)

65 (Broadway)


Sting started rehearsing as Macheath (Mack The Knife) in 3 Penny Opera on 1989-08-07. He performed the role at the National Theatre in Washington, DC between 1989-09-10 - 1989-10-08. He then made his Broadway debut when the production moved to the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York, NY from 1989-10-19 - 1989-12-31. This section needs more information.

Plot summary

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Song list

Act 1

  • Ballad of Mack the Knife (Moritat) - A Ballad Singer
  • Peachum's Morning Hymn - Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum
  • Why-Can't-They Song - Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum and Mrs. Peachum
  • Wedding Song - Gang
  • Pirate Jenny - Polly Peachum
  • Soldiers' Song - Macheath and Tiger Brown
  • Wedding Song (Reprise) - Gang
  • Love Song - Macheath and Polly Peachum
  • Barbara-Song - Polly Peachum
  • First 3 Penny Finale - Polly Peachum, Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum and Mrs. Peachum

Act 2

  • Melodrama and Polly's Song - Macheath and Polly Peachum
  • Ballad of the Prisoner of Sex - Mrs. Peachum
  • Pimp's Ballad (Tango) - Macheath and Jenny Diver
  • Ballad of Living in Style - Macheath
  • Jealousy Duet - Lucy Brown and Polly Peachum
  • Second 3 Penny Finale - Macheath, Mrs. Peachum and Chorus

Act 3

  • Ballad of the Prisoner of Sex (Reprise) - Mrs. Peachum
  • Song of Futility - Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum
  • Lucy's Aria - Lucy Brown
  • Solomon Song - Jenny Diver
  • Call From the Grave - Macheath
  • Epitaph - Macheath
  • March to the Gallows - Orchestra
  • Third 3 Penny Finale - Entire Company

Cast (for 1989-11-05, official Broadway opening night)

  • Mrs. Peachum - Georgia Brown
  • Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum - Alvin Epstein
  • Polly Peachum - Maureen McGovern
  • Macheath - Sting
  • Lucy Brown - Kim Criswell
  • Jenny Diver - Suzzanne Douglas
  • Tiger Brown - Larry Marshall
  • Matt of the Mint - Josh Mostel
  • Filch - Jeff Blumenkrantz
  • Ed, Ensemble - Philip Carroll
  • Vixen - Teresa De Zarn
  • Policeman, Ensemble - MacIntyre Dixon
  • A Ballad Singer - Ethyl Eichelberger
  • Dolly - Anne Kerry Ford
  • Crook-Finger Jake - Mitchell Greenberg
  • Betty - Jan Horvath
  • Policeman, Ensemble - Michael Piontek
  • Smith - David Pursley
  • Molly - Nancy Ringham
  • Walter (called "Walt Dreary") - Tom Robbins
  • Jimmy - Alex Santoriello
  • Sawtooth Bob, Ensemble - David Schechter
  • Suky Tawdry - K. T. Sullivan
  • Old Whore - Fiddle Viracola
  • Ensemble - Steven Major West

Production

  • Director - John Dexter
  • Musical Director - Julius Rudel
  • Producer - Jerome Hellman
  • Music - Kurt Weill
  • Books and lyrics - Bertolt Brecht
  • Translated by - Michael Feingold
  • Musical Staging - Peter Gennaro
  • Scenic Design - Jocelyn Herbert
  • Costume Design - Jocelyn Herbert
  • Lighting Design - Andy Phillips and Brian Nason
  • Sound Design by Peter Fitzgerald
  • Production Stage Manager: Bob Borod
  • Stage Manager: Joe Cappelli and Artie Gaffin
  • Technical Supervisor: Jeremiah J. Harris Associates

Summary of performances

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Cast Recording

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Trivia

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See also

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External links

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References