The Threepenny Opera

Opened: April 13, 1933

The Threepenny Opera - 1933 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

Empire Theatre
1430 Broadway (40th & 41st) New York, NY

Based on The Beggar's Opera by John Gay

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Houston Grand Opera Announces 2016"17 HGO Studio Artists by Matt Smith - Mar 9, 2016

Houston, March 7, 2016—After an international search, Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has chosen three new singers and one new pianist/coach for the 2016–17 HGO Studio. The artists are Yelena Dyachek, soprano, the Ana María Martínez Encouragement Award recipient at Concert of Arias 2016; Zoie Reams, mezzo-soprano, the second-place prize winner at Concert of Arias 2016; Sol Jin, baritone, the Audience Choice Award winner at Concert of Arias 2016; and Peter Walsh, pianist/coach. One of the most respected and highly competitive young artist programs in the world, the HGO Studio provides comprehensive career development to young singers, pianist/coaches, and conductors who have demonstrated potential to make major contributions to the field of opera. The HGO Studio received applications from 475 artists; of those, about 275 were heard in auditions in Houston, New York, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, and Los Angeles. For singers, the audition process culminates in HGO's annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers, held this year on February 4.

Houston Grand Opera Announces 2016"17 HGO Studio Artists by Christina Mancuso - Mar 9, 2016

After an international search, Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has chosen three new singers and one new pianist/coach for the 2016-17 HGO Studio. The artists are Yelena Dyachek, soprano, the Ana Maria Martinez Encouragement Award recipient at Concert of Arias 2016;  Zoie Reams, mezzo-soprano, the second-place prize winner at Concert of Arias 2016;  Sol Jin, baritone, the Audience Choice Award winner at Concert of Arias 2016; and Peter Walsh, pianist/coach. One of the most respected and highly competitive young artist programs in the world, the HGO Studio provides comprehensive career development to young singers, pianist/coaches, and conductors who have demonstrated potential to make major contributions to the field of opera. The HGO Studio received applications from 475 artists; of those, about 275 were heard in auditions in Houston, New York, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, and Los Angeles. For singers, the audition process culminates in HGO's annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers, held this year on February 4.

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Atlantic Theater Company's ACTORS' CHOICE Gala! by Jennifer Broski - Mar 8, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company just presented their Annual Gala last night, March 7, at The Pierre (2 East 61 Street). Actors' Choice celebrated Atlantic's actors with a fabulous evening of unexpected songs, honoring David Richenthal and the Richenthal Foundation for their long-term support of Atlantic's mission. This year, Atlantic asked a slate of favorite Atlantic actors to choose a song they love and a favorite musician to perform it. Directed by Neil Pepe with musical direction by Matt Gallagher, Actors' Choice was an evening of unexpected songs and celebration. BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos from the red carpet below!

Met Opera Announces Finalists in Vocal Competition by Christina Mancuso - Mar 8, 2016

Following yesterday's highly competitive semi-final competition, nine young singers will advance to the final phase of the Metropolitan Opera's 2016 National Council Auditions, America's most prestigious vocal competition. The selected finalists, chosen by a panel of experts from the classical music industry, will compete on the Met stage on Sunday, March 13 at 3 p.m. The winners will receive individual cash prizes of $15,000 and the prestigious-and potentially career-launching-title of National Council Auditions Winner. The Grand Finals Concert will feature Antony Walker conducting the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra as each finalist performs two arias.

Broadway, Hollywood Stars Align for Atlantic Theater Company's 2016 ACTORS' CHOICE Gala Tonight by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company will present their Annual Gala tonight, March 7, 2016 at The Pierre (2 East 61 Street). Actors' Choice will celebrate Atlantic's actors with a fabulous evening of unexpected songs, honoring David Richenthal and the Richenthal Foundation for their long-term support of Atlantic's mission.

Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming, Lily Tomlin and More Set for Carol Channing Tribute in Palm Desert Tonight by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that some of Broadway's biggest stars are coming out to celebrate international stage and screen superstar Carol Channing, who turns 95 this year, in a one-night-only tribute concert produced by the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, California tonight, March 5, at 8 p.m.

Everybody Say Yeah! New KINKY BOOTS West End Cast Recording To Be Released! by Carrie Dunn - Mar 4, 2016

Kinky Boots, Broadway's huge-hearted, high-heeled hit, today announces the release of the West End cast recording on Sony Masterworks. The album was recorded live with the current West End cast at the Adelphi Theatre and is available to buy from Friday 1 April 2016 and pre-order on Friday 11 March 2016. 

KC Rep Announces Cast of THE FANTASTICKS by Tyler Peterson - Mar 3, 2016

Kansas City Repertory Theatre will continue its 2015-16 season with The Fantasticks, directed by Kansas City Repertory Theatre's Producing Director Jerry Genochio.

Wayne Brady Hosts 2016 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Awards Ceremony Tonight by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

Several stage names are among the recipients of the newly renamed 2016 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Awards, to be presented at The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center tonight, March 2, 2016.

Tony Nominee Laura Osnes to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko This Spring by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

After a sold-out engagement last December, Feinstein's at the Nikko welcomes the triumphant return of two-time Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes for two performances only -- Friday, April 22 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, April 23 (7 p.m.). Osnes will delight the audience with an assortment of her favorite songs and stories from past shows, concerts and cabarets.

Full Cast Announced for Bebe Winans Musical BORN FOR THIS at Arena Stage by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Arena Stage announces the full cast and creative team for BORN FOR THIS: THE BEBE WINANS STORY, the heartwarming true story of six-time Grammy Award-winning icon BeBe Winans' journey to fame.

ANNIE, Starring Heidi Gray, Comes to the National Theatre This Spring; Cast Announced! by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Leapin' lizards! With more than 400 performances under her belt, the new U.S. National Tour of ANNIE will play the National Theatre for one week only, March 15 - 20, 2016. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE is a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic 1977 Tony Award-winning original.

Collegiate Theatrics: USC's CHANTAL NCHAKO by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 15, 2016

A perfect example is Chantal Nchako, a native of Douala, Cameroon, and a graduate of Howard University in Washington, D.C. On her burgeoning resume, you will find such projects as The Vagina Monologues at New World Stages; All American Girls at the Actor's Temple; and Henry V at the Classical Theatre of Harlem. In addition, she starred as Agent Cooper in the feature film Raltat, which was nominated in the Pan African Film Festival.

Timothy Olyphant Stars in HOLD ON TO ME DARLING, Opening Tonight at Atlantic Theater by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company presents the world premiere of Academy Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist Kenneth Lonergan's latest play HOLD ON TO ME DARLING, directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe.

Christian Coulson and Victoria Frings to Lead CONSTELLATIONS at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set! by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

The Old Globe just announced the complete cast and creative team of its production of Nick Payne's Broadway hit play CONSTELLATIONS, arriving April 9, directed by the Globe's own Richard Seer. BroadwayWorld is excited to report that Christian Coulson and Victoria Frings will star in the two-person play.

Five Young Singers Named 2016 Winners of The Metropolitan Opera's National Council Auditions by Louisa Brady - Mar 13, 2016

?After a months-long series of competitions at the district, regional, and national levels, a panel of expert judges named five young singers as the winners of the nation's most prestigious vocal competition, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Each winner receives a $15,000 cash prize and the prestige and exposure that come with winning the competition that launched the careers of many of opera's biggest stars.

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for March 14-20, Featuring Judy Gold, Kim Maresca, and More! by Louisa Brady - Mar 13, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Maxine Linehan 'One -The Songs of U2'; RSO at 54: The Music of Rope & We Foxes in Concert; Kim Maresca at 54 Below; Judy Gold at 54 Below; and In Transit The Musical In Concert.

Signature Theatre's Stephen Sondheim Young Artist Citation Goes to William Yanesh by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

William Yanesh, a Washington DC-based composer (Adventure Theatre MTC's CAPS FOR SALE), orchestrator (Shakespeare Theatre's MAN OF LA MANCHA) and musical director (Signature's THE LAST FIVE YEARS) will be honored with the Stephen Sondheim Young Artist Citation.

Photo Coverage: Christine Andreas, Brian Charles Rooney & More Sing THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL at Feinstein's/54 Below! by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 1, 2016

The Tony-nominated Best Musical by Frank Wildhorn and Nan Knighton, The Scarlet Pimpernel, returned to the New York stage at Feinstein's/54 Below for a one-night-only celebration of its tempestuous and much-beloved score. The concerts featured cast members from the original THREE Broadway versions of the show as well as additional stars who would likely be cast in the show if it were revived today. Once again, New York City audiences got the chance to hear songs like 'Into the Fire,' 'Falcon in the Dive,' 'When I Look at You,' 'Storybook,' and 'Where's the Girl?' performed by stars who know how to sing them. Produced, directed, and hosted by Scott Siegel. Musical Direction by Ross Patterson.

Collegiate Theatrics: USC's ASHLEY ESKEW by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 1, 2016

Ashley Eskew – a native of Irvine, California, who did her undergraduate work at Northwestern University, where she earned a BS in Theater, with a certificate in Music Theater – is one such member of the rather rarefied group of aspiring actors earning advanced degrees from USC this year.

Lucie Arnaz, Eden Espinosa, and Laura Bell Bundy Join Carol Channing Tribute in Palm Desert by Sally Henry Fuller - Jan 31, 2016

BroadwayWorld previously reported that some of Broadway's biggest stars are coming out to celebrate international stage and screen superstar Carol Channing, who turns 95 today, in a one-night-only tribute concert produced by the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, California on Saturday, March 5, at 8 p.m.

Tony Winner Betty Buckley to Perform at Ocean State Theatre in April by Tyler Peterson - Jan 28, 2016

Television, film, concert and Tony Award-winning actress, Betty Buckley, will be appearing in concert at Ocean State Theatre in Warwick for one show only on Wednesday, April 6 at 7:30 pm.

WAKE UP with BWW 1/27/2016 - IF/THEN Tour Greets New Faces! by Jessica Khan - Jan 27, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: IF/THEN gets fresh faces on tour, three shows begin off-Broadway and more!

TEMPEST REDUX to Run 2/20-4/10 at Odyssey Theatre by Tyler Peterson - Jan 20, 2016

WAKE UP with BWW 1/18/2016 - MLK Day, MERMAN'S APPRENTICE & More! by Jessica Khan - Jan 18, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: MERMAN'S APPRENTICE celebrates its cast album tonight at Birdland, plus the 2015 Sydney Theatre Awards were announced!

Atlantic Theater Company to Stage World Premiere of George Brant's MARIE AND ROSETTA by Tyler Peterson - Jan 15, 2016

?Atlantic Theater Company has to announced the world premiere production of George Brant's play with music, Marie and Rosetta, directed by Atlantic artistic director Neil Pepe, as part of its 2016-2017 season in the fall.

Arena Stage Sets Full Cast of Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACED by Tyler Peterson - Feb 8, 2016

Arena Stage announces casting for the final production of the 2015/16 season, Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Disgraced. Director Timothy Douglas (Arena's King Hedley II) tackles this emotionally-charged play by Akhtar, author of the novel 'American Dervish' and currently the most produced playwright in the United States. Hailed as 'emotionally shattering, a smart and provocative work of unusual daring that should be seen by anyone who cares about serious theater' by Newsday, Disgraced runs April 22-May 29, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater.

Houston Grand Opera Holds Arias Competition Finals Tonight by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has chosen the finalists for the 28th annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers Concert of Arias, to be presented in the Cullen Theater at the Wortham Theater Center tonight, February 4, at 7 p.m.

Collegiate Theatrics: USC's ADAM LEBOWITZ-LOCKARD by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 4, 2016

Theater's next generation of actors will come from all over the globe, to be certain, but one might find an impressive concentration of artists on the campus of the University of Southern California, where the list of candidates for the Master of Fine Arts in acting rivals any group to be found anywhere. Take Adam Lebowitz-Lockard, for example. A native of Philadelphia, he was an English major at Boston University and he boasts a noteworthy resume of onstage assignments all over the country that other young actors might envy.

VIDEO: Alan Cumming Premieres Sneak Peek at 'Hoover Dam: The Musical' on LATE NIGHT by Caryn Robbins - Feb 4, 2016

On last night's LATE NIGHT, guest Alan Cumming premiered a sneak peek of his new upcoming Broadway musical HOOVER DAM: THE MUSICAL.

National Theatre Announces 2016 Productions - Andrew Garfield Stars in ANGELS IN AMERICA, James McArdle in YOUNG CHEKHOV, WAR HORSE Tour and More! by Christina Mancuso - Feb 3, 2016

New work by Lee Hall, David Hare, Bryony Kimmings, Lucy Kirkwood, Nina Raine, Gillian Slovo and Alexander Zeldin, and contemporary revivals of two of the NT's most celebrated 20th century premieres - Amadeus and Angels in America - are among the forthcoming productions at the National Theatre announced today by Rufus Norris.

Houston Grand Opera Announces Finalists for Concert of Arias Competition, Today by Matt Smith - Feb 3, 2016

Houston, February 2, 2016—Houston Grand Opera (HGO) has chosen the finalists for the 28th annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers Concert of Arias, to be presented in the Cullen Theater at the Wortham Theater Center on today, February 4, at 7 p.m. This year's finalists are:

Sky-Pony's Rock Fairy Tale 'THE WILDNESS' Opens Tonight at Ars Nova by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

The world premiere of THE WILDNESS: SKY-PONY'S ROCK FAIRY TALE, with text by Obie Award winner Kyle Jarrow and Lauren Worsham and songs by Kyle Jarrow, opens tonight, February 29, 2016. Presented by Ars Nova in collaboration with The Play Company, a limited Off-Broadway engagement is slated through March 19.

54 SINGS THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, Anneliese van der Pol & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week by Tyler Peterson - Feb 26, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.

Photo Flash: First Look at Chance Theater's 'THE STINKY CHEESE MAN' by Tyler Peterson - Feb 26, 2016

Anaheim's official resident theater company, Chance Theater is delighted to present the irreverent and uproariously silly The Stinky Cheese Man and other fairly stupid tales as the first production of its 2016 Theater for Young Audiences season. Performances will begin February 25 and continue through March 6 on the Fyda-Mar Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center. Based on the award-winning book of the same title by Jon Scieszka and illustrated by Lane Smith, the show has been adapted by John Glore and is directed by Darryl B. Hovis.

Broadway, Hollywood Stars to Align for Atlantic Theater Company's 2016 ACTORS' CHOICE Gala by Tyler Peterson - Feb 23, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company will present their Annual Gala on Monday, March 7, 2016 at The Pierre (2 East 61 Street). Actors' Choice will celebrate Atlantic's actors with a fabulous evening of unexpected songs, honoring David Richenthal and the Richenthal Foundation for their long-term support of Atlantic's mission.

Collegiate Theatrics: USC's CHAE CHAPUT by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 23, 2016

Chae Chaput - a native of Manchester, New Hampshire, who did her undergraduate work at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, New Jersey, where she earned her BA in Theater Arts with a double concentration in Acting and Technical Theater with a minor in film - is one such member of the group.

VIDEO: Maxine Linehan Unveils Music Video for U2's 'One'; BC/EFA Benefit Concert Set for Birdland by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

Critically acclaimed vocalist Maxine Linehan announced today that she will release a single of U2's hit 'One' on Monday, March 14 on iTunes. All profits from the sale of the single will be donated to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS in the spirit of giving that U2 laid out when they first released the benefit single to raise money for AIDS research.

THE STINKY CHEESE MAN to Open Chance Theater's TYA Season by Tyler Peterson - Feb 2, 2016

Anaheim's official resident theater company, Chance Theater is delighted to present the irreverent and uproariously silly The Stinky Cheese Man and other fairly stupid tales as the first production of its 2016 Theater for Young Audiences season. Performances will begin February 25 and continue through March 6 on the Fyda-Mar Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center. Based on the award-winning book of the same title by Jon Scieszka and illustrated by Lane Smith, the show has been adapted by John Glore and is directed by Darryl B. Hovis.

Tickets Go on Sale Today for KINKY BOOTS in Melbourne by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Prepare to get Kinky! Tickets for the Australian season of feel-good, multi award-winning musical KINKY BOOTS go on sale today 18 February 2016.

Full Cast Announced for UK Regional Premiere of April De Angelis' JUMPY by Tyler Peterson - Feb 18, 2016

Theatr Clwyd Artistic Director Tamara Harvey today announces full casting for the regional premiere of the hit Royal Court and West End comedy Jumpy by April De Angelis. Sara Stewart leads the company in the role of Hilary and is joined by Ciara Baxendale (Lyndsey), Charlotte Beaumont (Tilly), Steven Elliot (Roland), Laurie Kynaston (Josh), Charlotte Moore (Bea), Kerry Peers (Frances), Laurence Ubong Williams (Cam) and Philip Wright (Mark).

Tickets to Go on Sale Tomorrow for KINKY BOOTS in Melbourne by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

Prepare to get Kinky! Tickets for the Australian season of feel-good, multi award-winning musical KINKY BOOTS go on sale tomorrow, Thursday 18 February 2016.

Collegiate Theatrics: USC's CHRIS RAMIREZ by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 16, 2016

Chris Ramirez is an excellent example of the talented, driven and committed individuals honing their craft at USC. A native of Kansas City, Kansas - "aka Wyandotte County, aka The Dotte!" - he earned his B.A. in theatre performance at the University of Kansas before heading westward to USC.

Lilli Cooper, Kyle Jarrow, Lauren Worsham and More Lead Sky-Pony's 'THE WILDNESS' at Ars Nova by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

The world premiere of THE WILDNESS: SKY-PONY'S ROCK FAIRY TALE, with text by Obie Award winner Kyle Jarrow and Lauren Worsham and songs by Kyle Jarrow, presented by Ars Nova in collaboration with The Play Company, plays a limited Off-Broadway engagement, tonight, February 16, through March 19, with an official opening night on Monday, February 29, 2016.

BWW Review: ALAN CUMMING SINGS SAPPY SONGS at Strathmore by Jennifer Perry - Feb 15, 2016

Cumming gave the audience a concert to remember.

Collegiate Theatrics: USC's SALOME MERGIA by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 10, 2016

Here is your opportunity to get to know USC's Salome Mergia in this week's edition of Collegiate Theatrics. Miraculously, it would seem, she found time to sit down and consider our questions - and to offer some elucidating answers - about her time at USC and how her experiences there have prepared her for the future…

The New Wolsey Theatre Turns 15 by Tyler Peterson - Feb 1, 2016

The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich today marks its 15th Birthday, and would like to thank all of their friends, sponsors, audiences and participants who have helped them become the award-winning theatre that it is today!

The Threepenny Opera FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Ballad of Mack the Knife
Mr. Peachum's Morning Hymn
Instead-of-Song
Wedding Song for Poor People
Pirate Jenny or Dreams of a Kitchen Maid
Cannon Song
Love Song
Barbara Song
The Uncertainty of Human Conditions
Polly's Farewell Song
The Ballad of Sexual Dependency
The Procurer's Ballad
The Ballad of Pleasant Living
Jealousy Duet
What Keeps Mankind Alive?
The Song About Inadequacy
Song of Soloman
Call from the Grave
Ballad in Which Macheath Asks Everyone for Forgiveness
The Riding Messenger
Fight About the Property
Poor Mrs. Peachum
Bide-a-Wee in Soho
The Threepenny Opera has had 36 productions including Berlin which opened in 1928, Broadway which opened in 1933, Broadway which opened in 1933, which opened in 1952, Off-Broadway which opened in 1954, Broadway which opened in 1954, Off-Broadway which opened in 1954, Off-Broadway which opened in 1955, Broadway which opened in 1955, Off-Broadway which opened in 1955, West End which opened in 1956, US Tour which opened in 1961, Off-Broadway which opened in 1965, Broadway which opened in 1966, Broadway which opened in 1966, Chicago which opened in 1970, Chicago (Regional) which opened in 1970, which opened in 1971, West End which opened in 1972, Broadway which opened in 1976, Broadway which opened in 1976, Off-Broadway which opened in 1977, which opened in 1980, St. Louis, MO (Regional) which opened in 1981, Broadway which opened in 1989, Broadway which opened in 1989, West End which opened in 1994, San Francisco (Regional) which opened in 1999, Off-Broadway which opened in 2000, Williamstown, MA (Regional) which opened in 2003, Off-Broadway which opened in 2003, Off-Broadway which opened in 2003, Los Angeles which opened in 2005, Broadway which opened in 2006, Broadway which opened in 2006 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2014.

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