BWW Video Show Preview: The Threepenny Opera
Alan Cumming (Macheath), Tony® and Grammy® award winning Jim Dale (Mr. Peachum), Grammy® and Emmy® award winning Cyndi Lauper (Jenny), Ana Gasteyer (Mrs. Peachum) and Nellie McKay as (Polly) in a new Broadway production of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's The Threepenny Opera, directed by Scott Elliott and choreographed by Aszure Barton on Broadway at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). This production marks the world premiere of Wallace Shawn's translation of the original German book and lyrics. This is a limited engagement through June 18, 2006. The cast of The Threepenny Opera also includes Christopher Innvar (Tiger Brown), Carlos Leon (Filtch), Brian Charles Rooney (Lucy) and Adam Alexi-Malle, Terry Burrell, Brian Butterick, David Cale, Romain Fruge, John Herrera, Nehal Joshi, Christopher Kenney, Maureen Moore, Brooke Sunny Moriber, Deborah Lew, Valisia Lekae Little, Kevin Joseph Rennard, Lucas Steele. 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. TICKET INFORMATION: Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the Studio 54 Box Office (254 West 54th St.). The Threepenny Opera will play Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00PM with a Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinee at 2:00PM. Tickets are $36.25 - $111.25. http://www.roundabouttheatre.org
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