The Threepenny Opera

Off-Broadway Return Engagement (1955)

Production Info

Previews: September 17, 1955 (3 prev.)
Opening September 20, 1955
Closing: December 17, 1961
Length of Run: 2611 perf.
Run Type: Open-ended

Location Info

Market: Off-Broadway
Location: New York, NY

Credits Highlights

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Staging

Cast

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Streetsinger
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Jenny
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Mr. J. J. Peachum
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Mrs. Peachum
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Macheath (Mack the Knife)
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Polly Peachum
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Tiger Brown, Commissioner of Police
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Lucy Brown
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Charles Filch
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Readymoney Matt

Musical Numbers

Act One

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

Act Two

  • Polly's Song .... Polly, Macheath
  • Ballad of Dependency (Reprise) .... Mrs. Peachum
  • Pirate Jenny .... Jenny
  • 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

  • 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

This return engagement was at first advertised as being for a limited run, although with no closing date specified.

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Production Info

Previews: September 17, 1955 (3 prev.)
Opening September 20, 1955
Closing: December 17, 1961
Length of Run: 2611 perf.
Run Type: Open-ended

Location Info

Market: Off-Broadway
Location: New York, NY

Venues

Main Run

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