Revival of The Threepenny Opera with Cumming, Dale, Lauper Ends Broadway Run June 25

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Alan Cumming plays "Mack the Knife" one more time as the Roundabout Theatre Company revival of The Threepenny Opera with Cyndi Lauper, Ana Gasteyer, Nellie McKay and Jim Dale, ends its limited run on Broadway June 25.

Ana Gasteyer and Jim Dale in The Threepenny Opera.
Ana Gasteyer and Jim Dale in The Threepenny Opera. Photo by Joan Marcus

The Scott Elliott (Hurlyburly, The Women) staging of Wallace Shawn's world premiere translation began previews March 24 and opened April 20 at Studio 54. The limited run originally scheduled through June 18 before extending one week.

A mohawked Cumming (Cabaret, Design for Living) stars as the infamous Macheath opposite pop songstress Lauper (as Jenny) and fellow recording artist McKay (Polly) with stage veterans Gasteyer (Wicked, The Rocky Horror Show) and Tony Award winner Dale (Barnum, Joe Egg) (as Mrs. and Mr. Peachum) in the work based on the original Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill classic musical Die Dreigroschenoper.

Set in London in the 1800s, the The Threepenny Opera concerns a notorious bandit who marries a girl, much to the chagrin of her father. The peeved patriarch does everything in his power to imprison his son-in-law in this political and social satire. Director Elliott stages the two-act scene-and-song show with a nod to Brecht's signature style. (Shawn was heard in voiceover.)

Also in the The Threepenny Opera cast are Christopher Innvar (Les Miserables) as Tiger Brown, Carlos Leon (Aunt Dan and Lemon) as Filtch and Brian Charles Rooney (The Ballad of Bonnie & Clyde) as Lucy. The ensemble features Adam Alexi-Malle, Terry Burrell, Brian Butterick, David Cale, Romain Frugé, John Herrera, Nehal Joshi, Christopher Kenney, Maureen Moore, Brooke Sunny Moriber, Deborah Lew, Valisia Lekae Little, Kevin Rennard and Lucas Steele.

The design team for The Threepenny Opera features Derek McLane (sets), Isaac Mizrahi (costumes), Jason Lyons (lights) and Ken Travis (sound). Kevin Stites serves as the music director. Aszure Barton choreographed. Fashion personality Mizrahi previously collaborated with director Elliott on the Roundabout's revival of The Women for his Broadway debut. He also joined the stage director for last season's Broadway revival of Barefoot in the Park.

The Threepenny Opera performed at Broadway's Studio 54, located at 254 West 54th St. Roundabout Ticket Services can be reached at (212) 719-1300 or online at www.roundabouttheatre.org.

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