Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, (11/05/1989 - 12/31/1989)

First Preview: Oct 19, 1989
Opening Date: Nov 05, 1989
Closing Date: Dec 31, 1989
Total Previews: 20
Total Performances: 65

Category: Musical, Drama, Revival, Broadway
Description: A musical in three acts
Setting: London. The nineteenth century.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Nederlander Organization (James M. Nederlander: Chairman; Robert E. Nederlander: President; Arthur Rubin: Vice-President)

Produced by Jerome Hellman; Produced in association with Haruki Kadokawa and James M. Nederlander; Associate Producer: Margo Lion, Hiroshi Sugawara, Lloyd Phillips, Kiki Miyake and Nancy Ellison

Written by Bertolt Brecht; Lyrics by Bertolt Brecht; Music by Kurt Weill; Translated by Michael Feingold; Musical Director: Julius Rudel

Musical Staging by Peter Gennaro; Directed by John Dexter

Scenic Design by Jocelyn Herbert; Costume Design by Jocelyn Herbert; Lighting Design by Andy Phillips and Brian Nason; Hair Design by Phyllis Della; Sound Design by Peter Fitzgerald; Associate Scenic Design: Duke Durfee; Make-Up Design by Michael Laudati

General Manager: Joseph Harris and Peter T. Kulok; Company Manager: Kathleen Lowe

Production Stage Manager: Bob Borod; Stage Manager: Joe Cappelli and Artie Gaffin; Technical Supervisor: Jeremiah J. Harris Associates

Associate Conductor: Robert Fisher; Orchestra Contractor: Michael Feldman; Trumpet: Chris Gekker and Carl Albach; Clarinet: William Blount; Trombone: Michael Powell; Accordion: William Schimmel; Flute: Elizabeth Mann; Guitar/Banjo: Scott Kuney; Alto Saxophone: Ted Nash; Tympani: Maya Gungi; Cello: Myron Lutske; Percussion: Paul Pizzuti; Tenor Saxophone: Roger Rosenberg; Piano: Stephen Hinnenkamp; Keyboard: Robert Wolinsky; Bass: John Kulowitsch

Casting: Johnson-Liff & Zerman; General Press Representative: Shirley Herz Associates; Advertising: LeDonne & Wilner; Dialect Coach: Nadia Chigerovitch; Photographer: Nancy Ellison; Press Representative: Pete Sanders and Glenna Freedman

Opening Night Cast

Georgia BrownMrs. Peachum
Alvin EpsteinJonathan Jeremiah Peachum
head of a gang of beggars
Maureen McGovern
Did not perform opening night due to vocal cord injury
Polly Peachum
Mr. and Mrs. Peachum's daughter
head of a gang of crooks
Kim CriswellLucy Brown
Tiger Brown's daughter
Suzzanne DouglasJenny Diver
a whore
Larry MarshallTiger Brown
Chief of London Police
Josh MostelMatt of the Mint
Macheath's gang
Jeff BlumenkrantzFilch
a beggar
Philip CarrollEd
Macheath's gang
Teresa De ZarnVixen
MacIntyre DixonPoliceman
Ethyl EichelbergerA Ballad Singer
Anne Kerry FordDolly
Mitchell GreenbergCrook-Finger Jake
Macheath's gang
Jan HorvathBetty
Michael PiontekPoliceman
David PursleySmith
a police constable
Nancy Ringham
Performed the role of Polly Peachum opening night
Tom RobbinsWalter (called "Walt Dreary")
Macheath's gang
Alex SantorielloJimmy
Macheath's gang
David SchechterSawtooth Bob
Macheath's gang
K. T. SullivanSuky Tawdry
Fiddle ViracolaOld Whore
Steven Major WestEnsemble

Understudies: Leslie Castay (Betty, Dolly, Molly, Suky Tawdry, Vixen), Teresa De Zarn (Lucy Brown), Jan Horvath (Jenny Diver), Robert Ousley (A Ballad Singer, Ed, Ensemble, Jimmy, Matt of the Mint, Policeman, Sawtooth Bob, Smith, Walter (called "Walt Dreary")), David Pursley (Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum), Nancy Ringham (Polly Peachum), Alex Santoriello (Macheath), Fiddle Viracola (Mrs. Peachum) and Steven Major West (Tiger Brown)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1990 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Georgia Brown


music by Kurt Weill; lyrics by Bertolt Brecht

ACT 1 Sung By
Ballad of Mack the Knife (Moritat)A Ballad Singer
Peachum's Morning HymnJonathan Jeremiah Peachum (head of a gang of beggars)
Why-Can't-They SongJonathan Jeremiah Peachum (head of a gang of beggars) and Mrs. Peachum
Wedding SongGang
Pirate JennyPolly Peachum (Mr. and Mrs. Peachum's daughter)
Soldiers' SongMacheath (head of a gang of crooks) and Tiger Brown (Chief of London Police)
Wedding Song (Reprise) Gang
Love SongMacheath (head of a gang of crooks) and Polly Peachum (Mr. and Mrs. Peachum's daughter)
Barbara-SongPolly Peachum (Mr. and Mrs. Peachum's daughter)
First 3 Penny FinalePolly Peachum (Mr. and Mrs. Peachum's daughter), Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum (head of a gang of beggars) and Mrs. Peachum
ACT 2 Sung By
Melodrama and Polly's SongMacheath (head of a gang of crooks) and Polly Peachum (Mr. and Mrs. Peachum's daughter)
Ballad of the Prisoner of SexMrs. Peachum
Pimp's Ballad (Tango)Macheath (head of a gang of crooks) and Jenny Diver (a whore)
Ballad of Living in StyleMacheath (head of a gang of crooks)
Jealousy DuetLucy Brown (Tiger Brown's daughter) and Polly Peachum (Mr. and Mrs. Peachum's daughter)
Second 3 Penny FinaleMacheath (head of a gang of crooks), Mrs. Peachum and Chorus
ACT 3 Sung By
Ballad of the Prisoner of Sex (Reprise) Mrs. Peachum
Song of FutilityJonathan Jeremiah Peachum (head of a gang of beggars)
Lucy's AriaLucy Brown (Tiger Brown's daughter)
Solomon SongJenny Diver (a whore)
Call From the GraveMacheath (head of a gang of crooks)
EpitaphMacheath (head of a gang of crooks)
March to the GallowsOrchestra
Third 3 Penny FinaleEntire Company

Replacement/Transfer Info

The following people are credited as replacements or additions if they were not credited on opening night.

Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

(11/5/1989 - 12/31/1989)


Leslie Castay
Nancy Ringham
Polly Peachum
Mr. and Mrs. Peachum's daughter

Understudies: Squier Williams (Ensemble).

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