The Threepenny Opera

Paper Mill Playhouse Production (1961)

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Cast Highlights

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Mr. J. J. Peachum
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Mrs. Peachum
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Macheath
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Polly Peachum
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Tiger Brown
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Lucy
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Street Singer
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Filch
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Readymoney Matt

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Musical Numbers


Act One

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  • Overture
  • Ballad of Mack the Knife .... Street Singer
  • Morning Anthem .... Peachum
  • Instead-Of Song .... Peachum, Mrs. Peachum
  • Wedding Song .... The Gang
  • The Bide-a-Wee in Soho .... Polly
  • Army Song .... Macheath, Tiger Brown, The Gang
  • Love Song .... Polly, Macheath
  • Ballad of Dependency .... Mrs. Peachum
  • 1st Threepenny Finale: The World Is Mean .... Polly, Peachum, Mrs. Peachum

Act Two

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  • Polly's Song .... Polly, Macheath
  • Ballad of Dependency (Reprise) .... Mrs. Peachum
  • Pirate Jenny .... Janny
  • Tango-Ballad .... Jenny, Macheath
  • Ballad of the Easy Life .... Macheath
  • Barbara-Song .... Lucy
  • Jealousy Duet .... Lucy, Polly
  • 2nd Threepenny Finale: How to Survive .... Macheath, Mrs. Peachum, Ensemble

Act Three

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  • Useless Song .... Peachum, Beggars
  • Solomon Song .... Jenny
  • Call from the Grave .... Macheath
  • Death Message .... Macheath
  • 3rd Threepenny Finale: The Mounted Messenger .... Ensemble

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Trivia & History

Much of the cast went on Toronto for the 2nd national tour which opened the day after this production closed. Originally, this production was to be the first stop on the national tour with Gypsy Rose Lee playing Jenny. Contracts were drawn up but she did not appear for unknown reasons.

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