The Threepenny Opera

Paper Mill Playhouse Production (1961)

Production Info

Previews: not listed yet (not listed yet)
Opening September 4, 1961
Closing: September 16, 1961
Length of Run: not listed yet
Run Type: Limited

Location Info

Market: Regional
Location: Millburn, NJ

Credits Highlights

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Director

Cast

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Jenny
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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

Musical Numbers

Act One

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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Production Info

Previews: not listed yet (not listed yet)
Opening September 4, 1961
Closing: September 16, 1961
Length of Run: not listed yet
Run Type: Limited

Location Info

Market: Regional
Location: Millburn, NJ

Venues

Main Run

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