Photo Coverage: The Threepenny Opera Opening Night

April 21
12:30 PM 2006
Roundabout Theatre Company's The Threepenny Opera began preview performances on Friday, March 24th, and opened on April 20th as a part of the company's 40th Anniversary Season. Featuring a translation and adaptation by Wallace Shawn, the Kurt Weill-Bertolt Brecht musical run through June 18th.

The Threepenny Opera, directed by Scott Elliott (Barefoot in the Park, Hurlyburly) and choreographed by Aszure Barton, features
Cyndi Lauper as Jenny Diver, Ana Gasteyer as Mrs. Peachum, Tony Award-winner Jim Dale as Mr. Peachum, Tony Award-winner Alan Cumming as Macheath and Nellie McKay as Polly Peachum. Also in the cast are Christopher Innvar as Tiger Brown, Carlos Leon as Filtch, and Brian Charles Rooney as Lucy, among others. "The Threepenny Opera serves up a deliciously dark satire of 'respectable; society, with dashing thieves, saucy prostitutes, and lingering melodies. Based on Elizabeth Hauptmann's German translation of John Gay's eighteenth-century The Beggar's Opera, The Threepenny Opera thrusts the audience into the seedy underworld of Mack the Knife, a dapper criminal and his wry love affair with Polly Peachum," state production notes.

The Threepenny Opera tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212) 719-1300 or online at The show plays Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00PM with a Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinee at 2:00PM. Tickets are $36.25 - $111.25. For more information, visit

Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

John Stamos

Cynthia Rowley

Wallace Shawn

Michael Mayer

Isaac Mizrahi

Terrence McNally

Carolyn McCormick

Kelli and Rosie O'Donnell

Kate Reinders

Richie Rich

Carlos Leon

Nellie McKay

Jane Alexander

Mario Cantone

John Bartlett

Nellie McKay and Brian Charles Rooney

Alan Cumming

Jim Dale

Jim Dale, Ana Gasteyer and Alan Cumming

Josh Hamilton

Lydia Hearst

Tovah Feldshuh

Christopher Innvar

Ana Gasteyer

Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper and Alan Cumming

Jim Dale, Ana Gasteyer, Cyndi Lauper and Alan Cumming

Cyndi Lauper and Nellie McKay


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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.

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