Photo Coverage: The Threepenny Opera Opening Night
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by Walter McBride
Roundabout Theatre Company's The Threepenny Opera began preview performances on Friday, March 24th, and opened on April 20th as a part of the company's 40th Anniversary Season. Featuring a translation and adaptation by Wallace Shawn, the Kurt Weill-Bertolt Brecht musical run through June 18th.
The Threepenny Opera, directed by Scott Elliott (Barefoot in the Park, Hurlyburly) and choreographed by Aszure Barton, features Cyndi Lauper as Jenny Diver, Ana Gasteyer as Mrs. Peachum, Tony Award-winner Jim Dale as Mr. Peachum, Tony Award-winner Alan Cumming as Macheath and Nellie McKay as Polly Peachum. Also in the cast are Christopher Innvar as Tiger Brown, Carlos Leon as Filtch, and Brian Charles Rooney as Lucy, among others. "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," state production notes.
The Threepenny Opera tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212) 719-1300 or online at www.roundabouttheatre.org. The show plays Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00PM with a Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinee at 2:00PM. Tickets are $36.25 - $111.25. For more information, visit www.roundabouttheatre.org.
Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.
Kelli and Rosie O'Donnell
Nellie McKay and Brian Charles Rooney
Jim Dale, Ana Gasteyer and Alan Cumming
Cyndi Lauper and Alan Cumming
Jim Dale, Ana Gasteyer, Cyndi Lauper and Alan Cumming
Cyndi Lauper and Nellie McKay