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Atlantic Theater Extends THE THREEPENNY OPERA by One Week Through May 11


Atlantic Theater Company has announced that the revival of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's musical The Threepenny Opera has been extended an additional week, having sold out its first four weeks of preview performances. Directed and choreographed by Martha Clarke, the production opens Monday, April 7 and will now play through Sunday, May 11, 2014 off-Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company's main stage Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street).

THE THREEPENNY OPERA features a celebrated cast of 15, including Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham, Sophie Bortolussi, Jon David Casey, Lindsey Dietz-Marchant, Timothy Doyle, Lilli Cooper, Rick Holmes, John Kelly, Sally Murphy, Tony Award nominee Mary Beth Peil, Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes, Emmy Award winner Michael Park, Cristina Spina, Paola Styron and John William Watkins.

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, with musical direction by Gary S. Fagin.

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 amid a profoundly corrupt society.

THE THREEPENNY OPERA features scenic design by Robert Israel, costume design by Donna Zakowska, lighting design by Christopher Akerlind, sound design by Clive Goodwin, animal training by William Berloni, and casting by Tiffany Little Canfield, CSA, Telsey + Company.

REGULAR PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE: Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday - Saturday at 8pm, and Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. There will be no performance on Tuesday, April 8 and no matinee on Wednesday, April 9. There will be a 7pm performance on Sunday, April 13. EXTENSION WEEK SCHEDULE: Monday, May 5 at 7pm; Tuesday, May 6 at 7pm; Wednesday, May 7 at 2pm and 8pm; Thursday, May 8 at 8pm; Friday, May 9 at 8pm; Saturday, May 10: DARK; and Sunday, May 11 at 2pm and 7pm.

Photo Credit: Kevin Thomas Garcia

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