Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Laura Osnes, F. Murray Abraham, Lilli Cooper & More for Atlantic Theater Company's THE THREEPENNY OPERA
Rehearsals for Atlantic Theater Company's revival of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's musical THE THREEPENNY OPERA, directed and choreographed by visionary Martha Clarke, are now underway. The production features a celebrated 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. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in rehearsal!
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).
Legendary artist Martha Clarke helms this fresh, vibrant production of THE THREEPENNY OPERA, the captivating classic 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 19th century 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 THREEPENNY OPERA will feature scenic design by Robert Israel, costume design by Donna Zakowska, lighting design by Christopher Akerlind, sound design by Clive Goodwin, musical direction by Gary Fagin, animal training by William Berloni, and casting by Tiffany Little Canfield, CSA, Telsey + Company.
Photos by Ahron Foster
Jon David Casey
Cast & Crew of THE THREEPENNY OPERA