The Beggar's Opera

Broadway
Musical
Drama
Operetta
Opera
The outlaw Macheath is repeatedly betrayed and sent to prison, only to avoid hanging in a satirically happy ending, in John Gay's 1728 opera, which served as the inspiration for Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's The Threepenny Opera.
  • Book: John Gay
  • Music: John Gay
  • Playwright: John Gay, Frederick Austin
  • Lyrics: John Gay
  • Libretto: John Gay

Awards

Drama Desk Award
1972 Most Promising Costume Design Winner