The Threepenny Opera Extends 1 Week Through June 25

Variety reports that Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway revival The Threepenny Opera will extend for one week through June 25th. The Threepenny Opera opened officially on Thursday, April 20th, 2006 and was originally set to close on June 18, 2006.

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is thrilled to present Tony® award winning 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.

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.

The design team for The Threepenny Opera includes Derek McLane (sets), Isaac Mizrahi (costumes), Jason Lyons (lights) and Ken Travis (sound). Kevin Stites is the music director.

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.

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.

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY is one of the country's leading not-for-profit theatres. The company contributes invaluably to New York's cultural life by staging the highest quality revivals of classic plays and musicals as well as new plays by established writers. Roundabout consistently partners great artists with great works to bring a fresh and exciting interpretation that makes each production relevant and important to today's audiences.

The 2004-05 season marks an extraordinary time in Roundabout's history. The theatre has finally secured three permanent theatres each of which is designed specifically to enhance the needs of the Roundabout's mission. The off Broadway home, the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre's Laura Pels Theatre with its simple sophisticated design is perfectly suited to showcasing new plays while the grandeur of its Broadway home, American Airlines Theatre, sets the ideal stage for the classics. Roundabout's Studio 54 provides an exciting and intimate Broadway venue for its musical and special event productions. Together these three distinctive venues serve to enhance the work on each of its stages.

Lead support for The Threepenny Opera provided by Roundabout Theatre Company's Musical Production Fund partners: The Kaplen Foundation, John and Gilda McGarry, Tom and Diane Tuft. Major support for this production provided by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Eleanor Naylor Dana Charitable Trust. Opening night performance and party hosted by M •A•C Cosmetics.

Roundabout Theatre Company productions are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation; New York State Council on the Arts; National Endowment for the Arts; and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. American Airlines is the official airline of Roundabout Theatre Company. The Westin Hotel is the official hotel of the Roundabout Theatre Company.

www.roundabouttheatre.org



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