The Threepenny Opera

Name: Lucille Lortel Theatre
Address: 121 Christopher Street, New York, NY 10014
Note: At the time this production played the theatre was known as the Theatre de Lys.
Production Details
Number of performances: 96
Opening date: March 10, 1954
Closing date: May 30, 1954
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
Carmen Capalbo Producer
Stanley Chase Producer
Marc Blitzstein Adaptation
Bertolt Brecht Book
Bertolt Brecht Lyricist
Kurt Weill Composer
Carmen Capalbo Director
Samuel Matlovsky Musical Director
William Pitkin Set Designer
Bolasni Costume Designer
Zelda Dorfman General Manager
Arthur Cantor Press Representative
Reginald Denenholz Press Representative
Charles Bellin Stage Manager
Gene Perlowin Stage Manager
Samuel Matlovsky Conductor
Ralph Colicchio Musician
Harry Jenkins Musician
Stan Koor Musician
Elliot Philips Musician
Bernard Ross Musician
Charles Russo Musician
Herbert Tichman Musician
Samuel Matlovsky Piano

Actor Role
Bea Arthur Lucy
John Astin Readymoney Matt
Joseph Beruh Crookfinger Jake
Bernard Bogin Bob the Saw
Miles Dickson Second Constable
Paul Dooley Walt Dreary
William Duell Filch
Donald Elson Rev. Kimball
Lotte Lenya Jenny
Leon Lishner Mr. Peachum
Marcella Markham Betty
Scott Merrill Macheath
Gerald Price Streetsinger
Charlotte Rae Mrs. Peachum
Gerrianne Raphael Dolly
Stan Schneider First Constable
Marion Selee Molly
Rome Smith Smith
Gloria Sokol Coaxer
Jo Sullivan Polly Peachum
George Tyne Tiger Brown
Replacement Credits

Actor Role
Mildred Cook Mrs. Peachum
Gerrianne Raphael Polly Peachum
Martin Wolfson Mr. J.J. Peachum
Award Person / Company Function
1 WON 1954 Theatre World Award Scott Merrill Actor
This production of The Threepenny Opera was produced prior to the purchase of the theatre by Lucille Lortel.