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Tim Curry (b.1946) as Macheath in Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's The Threepenny Opera

Tim Curry (b.1946) as Macheath in Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's The Threepenny Opera

Bobby Darrin, "Mack the Knife." [T]he standard from Kurt Weill's Threepenny Opera, was given a vamping jazz-pop interpretation. Although initially opposed to releasing it as a single, the song went to No. 1 on the charts for nine weeks, sold two million copies, and won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year in 1960." [Wikipedia]

Bobby Darrin, "Mack the Knife." [T]he standard from Kurt Weill's Threepenny Opera, was given a vamping jazz-pop interpretation. Although initially opposed to releasing it as a single, the song went to No. 1 on the charts for nine weeks, sold two million copies, and won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year in 1960." [Wikipedia]

I haven't seen this but it is correct to describe Alan Cummin and Cyndi Lauper as "characters," so it works. The Threepenny Opera

I haven't seen this but it is correct to describe Alan Cummin and Cyndi Lauper as "characters," so it works. The Threepenny Opera

The Three Penny Opera,   Now I know where the song Mac the Knife came from :)

The Three Penny Opera, Now I know where the song Mac the Knife came from :)

'The Threepenny Opera': BAM Presents Robert Wilson's Glittering Nihilist Romp

'The Threepenny Opera': BAM Presents Robert Wilson's Glittering Nihilist Romp

Renowned playwright Bertolt Brecht (1898–1956), was highly critical of state and religious authorities. Brecht's play, Die Dreigroschenoper (The Threepenny Opera , 1931), is set in Victorian London and focuses on an amoral, antiheroic criminal. The score is influenced by jazz and is an early example of the modern musical comedy genre. Brecht left Germany early in 1933, exemplifying the impact of politics on the nation's creative intelligentsia.

Renowned playwright Bertolt Brecht (1898–1956), was highly critical of state and religious authorities. Brecht's play, Die Dreigroschenoper (The Threepenny Opera , 1931), is set in Victorian London and focuses on an amoral, antiheroic criminal. The score is influenced by jazz and is an early example of the modern musical comedy genre. Brecht left Germany early in 1933, exemplifying the impact of politics on the nation's creative intelligentsia.

The Threepenny opera : directed by G.W. Pabst : adapted from the musical by B. Brecht, K. Weill

The Threepenny opera : directed by G.W. Pabst : adapted from the musical by B. Brecht, K. Weill

Stefan Kurt and Angela Winkler in The Threepenny Opera (photo by Lesley Leslie-Spinks) | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Stefan Kurt and Angela Winkler in The Threepenny Opera (photo by Lesley Leslie-Spinks) | Flickr - Photo Sharing!