'Threepenny Opera': three hours of to...

'Threepenny Opera': three hours of torture - AM New York

There are 3 comments on the AM New York story from Feb 7, 2007, titled 'Threepenny Opera': three hours of torture - AM New York. In it, AM New York reports that:

And the 2006 award for most excruciating revival of a musical theater classic by a carelessly pretentious director goes to Scott Elliot's deadly deconstruction of "The Threepenny Opera." A historic ...

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#1 Feb 26, 2007
Actually The cast all did a great job,
I especially wish Jim Dale, Cyndi and Brian had larger parts (they had the smaller parts in the show).
anyway the whole cast was great!
Sandra Powalski

Brooklyn, NY

#3 Feb 26, 2007
I think it's hilarious that this review lambasts the production as being excrutiating when it is WELL known that both the Weill AND Brecht estates HIGHLY approved of the production, saying that it was produced in the spirit of the original 1928 Berlin production.
I do agree about Mr. Rooney as 'Lucy Brown' though. His voice was amazing, and his comic timing was incredibly skillful, especially for a Broadway debut. He basically stole a show from a roster of stars from which one should not be able to steal. Where was his Tony nomination??
It is sad and unfortunate that this production was so savagely destroyed by critics. The public, though polarized, seemed to have a passionate response. We RARELY see that in the theater in NYC anymore. It was also a commercial hit for the Roundabout, with an extension of 3 weeks.

United States

#4 Feb 27, 2007
Yes this show was a big box office success
and the out of town critics loved it,
So actually it was much more successful than other recent versions of this show.

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