Threepenny Opera

Vivian Beaumont Theatre

Previews Began: April 9, 1976

Opening Night: May 1, 1976

Closing Night: January 23, 1977

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Music: Kurt Weill

Lyrics: Bertolt Brecht

Book: Bertolt Brecht

Mack the Knife secretly marries, but is betrayed by his in-laws and sent to prison. After being freed, he is again betrayed – this time by a prostitute – and is sentenced to death, only to be saved at the last moment.

Musical Numbers

Ballad of Mack the Knife (Moritat)…………A Ballad Singer
Peachum’s Morning
Hymn……………………………….Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum
No They Can’t Song………….Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum,
                                             Mrs. Peachum
Wedding Song for the Less Well-Off…………………….Gang
The Cannon Song…………………………………..Polly Peachum
Liebeslied…………………………….Macheath, Polly Peachum
Barbara-Song………………………………………..Polly Peachum
Concerning the Insecurity of the Human
State………..Polly Peachum, Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum,
                    Mrs. Peachum

Polly’s Lied……………………………Macheath, Polly Peachum
Ballad of the Sexual Obsession………………..Mrs. Peachum
Pirate Jenny………………………………………………Jenny Diver
Ballad of Immoral Earnings………..Macheath, Jenny Diver
Ballad of Gracious Living………………………………Macheath
Jealousy Duet…………………….Lucy Brown, Polly Peachum
What Keeps Mankind Alive?………Macheath, Jenny Diver
                                                       Chorus

Song of the Insufficiency of Human
Endeavor…………………………..Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum
Solomon Song…………………………………………….Jenny Diver
Call From the Grave……………………………………..Macheath
Ballad in Which Macheath Begs All Men for
Forgiveness………………………………………………….Macheath
Third 3 Penny Finale……………………………………..Company
Ballad of Mack the Knife (Moritat)
(Reprise)………………………………………………….Ballad Singer

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2006 Broadway Revival

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