The Threepenny Opera

Lincoln Center Revival (1976)

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Cast Highlights

The Ballad Singer...
Jenny Towler...
Mack the Knife...
Jonathan Peachum...
Mrs. Peachum...
Polly Peachum...
Tiger Brown...
Lucy Brown...
Samuel (Peachum's Assistant)...
Charles Filch...

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Musical Numbers

  • Act One

  • Overture .... Orchestra
  • Ballad of Mack the Knife .... Ballad Singer and Ensemble Members
  • Peachum's Morning Hymn .... Peachum
  • The .... Peachum, Mrs. Peachum
  • For That's My Way .... Polly
  • Wedding Song for the Less Well-Off .... Members of the Gang
  • The Cannon Song .... Mack, Tiger Brown, the Gang
  • Liebeslied .... Polly, Mack
  • Barbara Song .... Polly
  • First Threepenny Finale .... Polly, Peachum, Mrs. Peachum

  • Act Two

  • Pollys Lied .... Polly, Mack
  • The Ballad of Sexual Obsession .... Mrs. Peachum
  • Pirate Jenny .... Jenny
  • Ballad of Immoral Earnings .... Mack, Jenny
  • Ballad of Gracious Living .... Mack
  • Jealousy Duet .... Lucy, Polly
  • Second Threepenny Finale .... Mack, Jenny, Company

  • Act Three

  • The Ballad of Sexual Obsession (Reprise) .... Mrs. Peachum
  • Song of the Insufficiency of Human Endeavor .... Peachum
  • Solomon Song .... Jenny
  • Call from the Grave .... Mack
  • Ballad in Which Macheath Begs All Men for Forgiveness .... Mack
  • Third Threepenny Finale .... Messenger, Mack, Polly, Lucy, Mrs. Peachum, Peachum, Company
  • Ballad of Mack the Knife (Reprise) .... Ballad Singer

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Trivia & History

No musical numbers were listed in the playbill. We have included a list of musical numbers based on the titles in the published script of the Manheim-Willett translation (which was used in this production, although with differences from the published version) and the cast recording of the production. We have adjusted song sequence and performers based on what is known to have been done in the production.

Early in the run, the roles of A Contable and the Messenger were not listed in the playbill.

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Production Info

PREVIEWS: April 9, 1976 (27 prev.)
OPENING: May 1, 1976
CLOSING: January 23, 1977
LENGTH OF RUN: 307 perf.
RUN TYPE: Open-ended

Location Info

MARKET: Broadway


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