F. Murray Abraham, Laura Osnes, Mary Beth Peil & More Set for Atlantic Theatre Company's THE THREEPENNY OPERA
Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) just announced complete casting for the anticipated musical revival of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's musical THE THREEPENNY OPERA, directed and choreographed by visionary Martha Clarke.
THE THREEPENNY OPERA will feature a celebrate cast of 14 including Academy Award® winner F. Murray Abraham, Sophie Bortolussi, Jon David Casey,Timothy Doyle, Lilli Cooper, Rick Holmes, John Kelly, Lindsey Dietz Marchant, Sally Murphy, Tony Award® nominee Mary Beth Peil, Tony Award® nominee Laura Osnes, Emmy Award® winner Michael Park, Cristina Spina and John Watkins.
THE THREEPENNY OPERA will begin previews Wednesday, March 12; officially open Monday, April 7; and play a limited eight week engagement through Sunday, May 4, 2014 Off Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company at the Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street).
The visionary director and choreographer Martha Clarke brings a fresh, vibrant production of The Threepenny Opera, the engaging classic musical with music by Kurt Weill, book and lyrics by Bertolt Brecht in an English adaptation by Marc Blitzstein.
Based on John Gay's The Beggar's Opera, THE THREEPENNY OPERA follows the charismatic scoundrel Macheath (Park) and his criminal exploits in 19thcentury London. When Macheath marries Polly Peachum (Osnes), the straight-laced daughter of powerful, miserly merchant JJ. Peachum (Abraham), their unlikely union unleashes the chaos of manhunts, bribes, and imprisonment. In this "opera for beggars," an assortment of salacious characters maneuver for advantage, revealing a profoundly corrupt society.
The design team for THE THREEPENNY OPERA will feature scenic design by Robert Israel, costume design by Donna Zakowska, lighting design byChristopher Akerlind , sound design by Clive Goodwin, musical direction by Gary Fagin, animal training by William Berloni and casting by Tiffany LittleCanfield, CSA, Telsey + Company.