Mack the Knife is sneakin’ ‘round the corner! Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s The Threepenny Opera celebrates its opening night on April 7 at the Linda Gross Theater off-Broadway. The production, directed and choreographed by Martha Clarke, stars Emmy winner Michael Park, Tony nominee Laura Osnes and Oscar winner F. Murray Abraham. The Atlantic Theater Company recently announced that the production will extend its run and play through May 11.
The Threepenny Opera is based on John Gay's The Beggar's Opera. Adapted by Marc Blitzstein, the show centers on the scoundrel Macheath and his criminal exploits in 19th century London. In the tuner, Macheath, or Mack the Knife as he is known, marries the impressionable and innocent Polly Peachum, much to the displeasure of her father and mother. Throughout his marriage and a series of arrests, he maintains a strong relationship with his mistress, Pirate Jenny.
Additional cast members include Sally Murphy, Lilli Cooper, Rick Holmes, Mary Beth Peil, John Kelly, Sophie Bortolussi, Jon David Casey, Timothy Dale, Lindsey Dietz Marchant, Christina Spina and John Watkins.