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 David Michaels (NATAS Sr VP Daytime EMMYS) and Barbara Williams Perry (Sr Vice Chair Photo

David Michaels (NATAS Sr VP Daytime EMMYS) and Barbara Williams Perry (Sr Vice Chair) with Smithsonian Exec , John Gay

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John Gay Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 1994 - Best Musical Revival
John GayThe Beggar's Opera

John Gay News

BWW Review: THE TIGER LILLIES: ONE PENNY OPERA, Soho Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE TIGER LILLIES: ONE PENNY OPERA, Soho Theatre
by Franco Milazzo - Apr 13, 2022

The Tiger Lillies return to the Soho Theatre with a vicious and viscous re-imagining of the classic Brecht and Weill opera, thick with murderers, thieves and all manner of villainy.

BWW Review: Tony Winner Paulo Szot Stars Brazilian Revival of CHICAGO Repeating the R Photo BWW Review: Tony Winner Paulo Szot Stars Brazilian Revival of CHICAGO Repeating the Role He Just Played on Broadway
by Claudio Erlichman - Feb 9, 2022

The production features Emanuelle Araujo, in the role of sarcastic Velma Kelly; Paulo Szot, as ¬†the charming and unscrupulous Billy Flynn (a role he currently played on Broadway); and Carol Costa as the ‚Äúinnocent‚ÄĚ and surprising Roxie Hart. L. Candido (Mary Sunshine), Lilian Valeska (Mama Morton) and Eduardo Amir (Amos Hart) complete the main cast.

WEST SIDE STORY and THE THREEPENNY OPERA Announced Among the Attractions of Theatro S Photo WEST SIDE STORY and THE THREEPENNY OPERA Announced Among the Attractions of Theatro Sao Pedro's 2022 Season
by Claudio Erlichman - Dec 22, 2021

Theatro Sao Pedro announces its 2022 season. The lyrical series will include eleven titles: La Serva Padrona; Livietta and Tracollo; The Capulets and the Montechios, by Bellini; West Side Story; Lecture on Waterbirds; Threepenny Opera, by Weill; Ariadne in Naxos, by Strauss; Viva La Mamma, by Donizetti and El Barberillo de Lavapies, among others.

New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of February 8 - 'B is For Broadway', SIX BY SO Photo New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of February 8 - 'B is For Broadway', SIX BY SONDHEIM, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 10, 2021

Need something new to read, watch, or listen to? Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases! This week's list includes the children's book 'B is For Broadway', the sequel to  'A is For Audra', plus the documentary Six By Sondheim, monologue books, the Desert Song cast recording, and more!

City Lyric Opera To Perform THREEPENNY OPERA This Fall Photo City Lyric Opera To Perform THREEPENNY OPERA This Fall
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 22, 2020

One of New York City's most innovative opera companies, City Lyric Opera (CLO), begins its fifth season with a never before seen live experience of power, technology, and storytelling. From October 29-November 15, 2020, CLO presents Weill and Brecht's musical comedy The Threepenny Opera in a virtual, fully produced show.

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by Stephi Wild - Sep 22, 2020

POLLY (THE HEARTBREAK OPERA) Comes to The Greenwich Theatre Photo POLLY (THE HEARTBREAK OPERA) Comes to The Greenwich Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jan 3, 2020

If the turning of the year is a time to think about what's important in the world - and how to challenge everything that's wrong with it - then audiences could do a lot worse than be inspired by the riotous Polly (The Heartbreak Opera) coming to Greenwich Theatre on February 14 and 15. Produced by Marie Hamilton and Sharp Teeth Theatre, the show reimagines the sequel to John Gay's The Beggar's Opera (which sees Polly Peachum heading off in search of Macheath in the West Indies where he is living as a pirate) for a 21st century audience.

UC Davis Presents THE THREEPENNY OPERA Photo UC Davis Presents THE THREEPENNY OPERA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 29, 2019

'The Threepenny Opera' by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill is considered a masterpiece of 20th-century musical theatre. The UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance will perform the 1928 work Nov. 14-23.

UC Davis Presents 'The Threepenny Opera' Photo UC Davis Presents 'The Threepenny Opera'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 28, 2019

'The Threepenny Opera' by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill is considered a masterpiece of 20th-century musical theatre. The UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance will perform the 1928 work Nov. 14-23.

BWW Review: THE 3 PENNY OPERA at Hannah Playhouse Photo BWW Review: THE 3 PENNY OPERA at Hannah Playhouse
by Monica Moore - Jun 25, 2019

At times verging on the absurd, this production of the Threepenny Opera (in support of the Wellington Homeless Women's Trust) is thoroughly entertaining, at times unsettling and indicative of the work's continuing popularity and relevance although the purposeful crude scenes, caustic wit and dissection of the hypocrisies of the bourgeois morality may not be for everyone.

John Gay Videos

Watch the Show Trailer For DEAD DOG IN A SUITCASE (AND OTHER LOVE SONGS) VideoWatch the Show Trailer For DEAD DOG IN A SUITCASE (AND OTHER LOVE SONGS)
by Stephi Wild - Mar 13, 2019

Mayor Goodman has been assassinated. And so has his dog. Contract killer Macheath has just married Pretty Polly Peachum and Mr and Mrs Peachum aren't happy. Not one bit.

STAGE TUBE: Natascia Diaz Sings 'Mack the Knife' in Signature Theatre's THREEPENNY OPERA
by Stage Tube - May 14, 2014

Virginia's Tony-Award winning Signature Theatre presents The Threepenny Opera, Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's cutting and enduring critique of capitalism and corruption. Directed by Signature Theatre's Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Tender Napalm, Dreamgirls, Really Really), the production stars Mitchell Jarvis (Broadway's Rock of Ages) as the charismatic Macheath, known to popular culture as Mack the Knife. Scroll down to see a video of Natascia Diaz singing 'Mack The Knife' from the prodction!

STAGE TUBE: Exclusive First Look at Signature Theatre's THE THREEPENNY OPERA
by Stage Tube - May 5, 2014

Virginia's Tony-Award winning Signature Theatre presents The Threepenny Opera, Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's cutting and enduring critique of capitalism and corruption. Directed by Signature Theatre's Associate Artistic DirectorMatthew Gardiner (Tender Napalm, Dreamgirls, Really Really), the production stars Mitchell Jarvis (Broadway's Rock of Ages) as the charismatic Macheath, known to popular culture as Mack the Knife and Natascia Diaz (Jenny; Broadway's Man of LaMancha, Signature's Brother Russia, Kiss of the Spiderwoman). BroadwayWorld brings you an exclusive first look at the video below!

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Signature Theatre's THE THREEPENNY OPERA
by Stage Tube - Apr 28, 2014

Virginia's Tony-Award winning Signature Theatre releases a photo of their production of The Threepenny Opera,Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's cutting and enduring critique of capitalism and corruption. Directed by Signature Theatre's Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Tender Napalm, Dreamgirls, Really Really), the production stars Mitchell Jarvis (Broadway's Rock of Ages) as the charismatic Macheath, known to popular culture as Mack the Knife and Natascia Diaz (Jenny; Broadway's Man of LaMancha, Signature's Brother Russia, Kiss of the Spiderwoman). Check out a sneak peek below!

STAGE TUBE: Mack is Back! Promo for Signature Theatre's THE THREEPENNY OPERA
by Stage Tube - Apr 16, 2014

Virginia's Tony-Award winning Signature Theatre presents The Threepenny Opera, Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's cutting and enduring critique of capitalism and corruption. Directed by Signature Theatre's Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Tender Napalm, Dreamgirls, Really Really), the production stars Mitchell Jarvis (Broadway's Rock of Ages) as the charismatic Macheath, known to popular culture as Mack the Knife. Click below to watch a foreboding promo for the show!

BWW TV: Backstage with Jim Dale
by Craig Brockman - May 31, 2006

Tony Award-winner and current nominee, Jim Dale sat down with BroadwayWorld.com's Craig Brockman in this candid one-on-one interview backstage at The Threepenny Opera. Jim shares stories about his career which spans from comedian to accidental pop star to legendary stage, screen and Guinness Book of World Records performer. Click now to watch!

BWW Video Show Preview: The Threepenny Opera
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2006

Catch scenes from Roundabout's 'The Threepenny Opera' starring Alan Cumming, Cyndi Lauper, Jim Dale right now on BroadwayWorld.com!


John Gay Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has John Gay written?
John Gay has written 4 shows including The Beggar's Opera (Bookwriter/Composer/Lyricist), Beggar's Holiday (Source Material), Big Deal (Source Material), The Threepenny Opera (Source Material).

What awards has John Gay been nominated for?
Best Musical Revival (Olivier Awards) for The Beggar's Opera .