The Threepenny Opera
books & lyrics by BERTOLT BRECHT
music by KURT WEILL
English adaptation by MARC BLITZSTEIN
directed & choreographed by MARTHA CLARKE
Linda Gross Theater
March 12 – May 11, 2014
Inspired by the art, style and sensuality of Weimar Berlin, legendary director and choreographer Martha Clarke joins forces with Atlantic to breathe new life into the original Marc Blitzstein translation, which premiered in 1954 at the Theatre de Lys, now the Lucille Lortel Theatre.
Threepenny follows the charismatic scoundrel Macheath and his exploits in 19th century London. In this “opera for beggars,” an assortment of characters maneuver for advantage, revealing a profoundly corrupt society and asking the question: Must one be a criminal to survive in this world?
THE THREEPENNY OPERA is presented through special arrangement with R&H Theatricals: www.rnh.com
Cast & Creative
“A chic-looking musical that moves efficiently and with a stylish gait. Ms. Clarke does a fine job of composing decadent yet decorous stage pictures. Mr. Park is vibrant. Ms. Osnes performs with gorgeous musicality!”
the new york times
“An energetic and fluid production! Martha Clarke’s dreamlike presentation retains the essential core of dark humor that softens the bleak heart of this musical. A fine ensemble!”
Photos by Kevin Thomas Garcia