Photo Coverage: The Threepenny Opera Opening Night

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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 www.roundabouttheatre.org. 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 www.roundabouttheatre.org.


Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

Photo Coverage: The Threepenny Opera Opening Night
John Stamos

Photo Coverage: The Threepenny Opera Opening Night
Cynthia Rowley

Photo Coverage: The Threepenny Opera Opening Night
Wallace Shawn

Photo Coverage: The Threepenny Opera Opening Night
Michael Mayer

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Isaac Mizrahi

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Terrence McNally

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Carolyn McCormick

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Kelli and Rosie O'Donnell

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Kate Reinders

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Richie Rich

Photo Coverage: The Threepenny Opera Opening Night
Carlos Leon

Photo Coverage: The Threepenny Opera Opening Night
Nellie McKay

Photo Coverage: The Threepenny Opera Opening Night
Jane Alexander

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Mario Cantone

Photo Coverage: The Threepenny Opera Opening Night
John Bartlett

Photo Coverage: The Threepenny Opera Opening Night
Nellie McKay and Brian Charles Rooney

Photo Coverage: The Threepenny Opera Opening Night
Alan Cumming

Photo Coverage: The Threepenny Opera Opening Night
Jim Dale

Photo Coverage: The Threepenny Opera Opening Night
Jim Dale, Ana Gasteyer and Alan Cumming

Photo Coverage: The Threepenny Opera Opening Night
Josh Hamilton

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Lydia Hearst

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Tovah Feldshuh

Photo Coverage: The Threepenny Opera Opening Night
Christopher Innvar

Photo Coverage: The Threepenny Opera Opening Night
Ana Gasteyer

Photo Coverage: The Threepenny Opera Opening Night
Cyndi Lauper

Photo Coverage: The Threepenny Opera Opening Night
Cyndi Lauper and Alan Cumming

Photo Coverage: The Threepenny Opera Opening Night
Jim Dale, Ana Gasteyer, Cyndi Lauper and Alan Cumming

Photo Coverage: The Threepenny Opera Opening Night
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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