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The Threepenny Opera Production History

The Threepenny Opera Show Information

  • Die Dreigroschenoper (German title)
  • Die Luder-Oper (working title)
  • Gesindle (working title)
  • Scum (working title - English translation of working title)
  • Opening:September 20, 1955
    # Performances:2611
    Theatres: Theatre De Lys
    9/30/1955 - 12/17/1961
    Theatre de Lys (New York, NY)
    9/20/1955 - 12/17/1961
    Music Box Theatre (Broadway) (New York, NY)
    9/20/1955 - 12/17/1961
    Production Type:Revival
    Run Type:Open Run
    Show type Musical
    Other titles:
    • The 3Penny Opera (alternate title)

    Other Productions of The Threepenny Opera

    1986   London Fringe Royal National Theatre Production
    London Fringe
    2004   New York Reading
    New York
    1928   Berlin Original Berlin Production
    1933   Broadway Broadway Production
    1952   Brandeis Concert Reading
    1954   Off-Broadway Theatre de Lys Revival
    1955   Off-Broadway Return Engagement [off-Broadway]
    1956   West End London Production
    West End
    1961   US Tour National Tour
    US Tour
    1965   Off-Broadway New York City Opera Production
    1966   Broadway Broadway Revival
    1970   Chicago Chicago Revival
    1970   Chicago (Regional) Goodman Theatre Production
    Chicago (Regional)
    1971   Trinity Square Production
    1972   West End London Revival
    West End
    1976   Broadway Lincoln Center Revival
    1977   Off-Broadway
    1980   Arizona Theatre Company Production
    1981   St. Louis, MO (Regional) St. Louis Rep Production
    St. Louis, MO (Regional)
    1989   Broadway Broadway Revival
    1994   West End Donmar Warehouse Revival
    West End
    1999   San Francisco (Regional) ACT Production
    San Francisco (Regional)
    2000   Off-Broadway Reunion Concert
    2003   Williamstown, MA (Regional) Williamstown Theatre Festival Production
    Williamstown, MA (Regional)
    2003   Off-Broadway Off-Broadway Revival
    2005   Los Angeles Los Angeles Revival
    Los Angeles
    2006   Broadway Roundabout Revival
    2014   Off-Broadway Atlantic Theater Company Production

    The Threepenny Opera - 1955 Off-Broadway Awards and Nominations

    Note: Award winners will appear on a background
    Year Ceremony Category Nominee
    1956 Obie Awards Best New Musical 0
    1956 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Scott Merrill
    1956 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical Lotte Lenya
    1956 Tony Awards Special Tony Award Carmen Capalbo