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  1. ActorsNET Stages the Threepenny OperaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 3 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ActorsNET concludes its 21st season with a milestone musical - The Threepenny Opera. Conceived as "an opera for beggars," the "play with music" was adapted by Marc Blitzstein into English from the original production in German - music by Kurt Weill and book and lyrics by Bertolt Brecht .

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  2. Chicago Folks Operetta mounts the Chicago premiere of a landmark work by Kurt WeillRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 28 | Chicago Reader

    ... in Green's script, which owes a clear debt to the didactic "epic theater" of Weill's sometime collaborator Bertolt Brecht. A passionate pacifist, Johnny joins the army at the urging of his jingoistic fiancee, Minny Belle, to fight in what President ...

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  3. An operatic double bill united in excellenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 26 | SFGate

    ... at Walnut Creek's Festival Opera, you could maybe say that both "The Seven Deadly Sins" - Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's dark morality tale set to song and dance - and Leoncavallo's more familiar "Pagliacci" concern people traipsing across the ...

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  4. Festival Opera pairs 'Sins,' 'Pagliacci' and their complex leadsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2017 | Contra Costa Times

    ... murders his unfaithful wife, Nedda, with Weill's gritty Seven Deadly Sins and a straight-shooting libretto by Bertolt Brecht flaunts tradition. The Walnut Creek-based company's program - with Bohn in Sins; Boyer in Pagliacci - represents either ...

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  5. Imram to Present the Brecht Project: Songs from the Dark Times at Smock Alley TheatreRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2017 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... language production imaginatively adapts monologues, scenes and poems written by the German poet/playwright Bertolt Brecht, and songs - and other musical works - written by Brecht and the composers Kurt Weill and Hanns Eisler with the intention of ...

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  6. Shark bites: "The Threepenny Opera"Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2017 | Santa Fe New Mexican

    Theater students at Santa Fe University of Art and Design take on Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's musical theater classic, The Threepenny Opera , in the final production of the 2016-2017 Greer Garson Theatre season. Set in Victorian England, the play skewers the hypocrisy of the upper classes and delights in the moral ambiguity of its antihero, Macheath - the title character of the song "Mack the Knife," which made its way into pop-culture history with covers by Bobby Darin, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, and others.

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  7. SU Drama to Present Kurt Weill Musical Revue This MayRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2017 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... to name just a few of the many pieces the composer completed in partnership with acclaimed dramatists such as Bertolt Brecht , Georg Kaiser and Maxwell Anderson . Weill's work paved the way for a worldwide resurgence of the popularity of musicals ...

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  8. Columbia Stages presents William Shakespeare's MACBETHRead the original story

    Apr 11, 2017 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... lived in a pretty how town. In New York City, direction includes Balm in Gilead , The Unfinished Life of Bertolt Brecht and Ward Six (all at the Schapiro Theatre, Columbia Stages). He is also a playwright, having written as well as directed The ...

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  9. Flock takes the road less traveledRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2017 | The Day

    ... of impending danger. After all, theater is far more than mere entertainment, as the famous German playwright Bertolt Brecht often insisted. “Don't expect the theater to satisfy the habits of its audience, but to change them,” he said. ...

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  10. The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Falling, and eight more stage shows to see nowRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2017 | Chicago Reader

    Bertolt Brecht's satire set in 1930s gangland Chicago and the local premiere of an off-Broadway hit are among this week's best bets. Electra GarrigA3 When Virgilio PiA era's brazen, bewildering adaptation of Sophocles's tragedy premiered in Havana in 1948, the literary establishment responded with contempt and disgust-and Cuban modernism was born.

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  11. Boston Lyric Opera Announces 2017/18 Season - Elena Stikhina in...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2017 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... and librettist Mark Campbell follows November 8-12, 2017. From March 16-25, 2018, BLO presents Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht 's pivotal early-20th century work The Threepenny Opera . BLO closes its Season in May with Leonard Bernstein 's Trouble in ...

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  12. The Source: A Cacophonous, Confused Opera cum Video InstallationRead the original story

    Mar 4, 2017 | Berkeley Daily Planet

    ... a mish-mash of confusion, with random bits of sampling from such widely diverse sources as Mack the Knife by Bertolt Brecht

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  13. The Trap Door Theatre presents the Resistible Rise of Arturo UiRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2017 | BroadwayWorld.com

    Written in 1941, Bertolt Brecht 's compelling parable The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui is a savage satire of social and political corruption. Bertolt Brecht -born in 1898 Brecht was a German poet, playwright and theatrical reformer who used plays as social and ideological forum.

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  14. My Pilgrimage: Chapter TwoRead the original story

    Feb 26, 2017 | Enter Stage Right

    As I've said in Chapter One of My Pilgrimage, Richard Wagner never started entering my life in any serious way until at least two thirds of my present life was already over. Bertolt Brecht, on the other hand, has been an indelible corner of my consciousness since my senior year in college during which I performed as Mack The Knife in the Brecht/Weill musical, The Threepenny Opera .

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  15. Weill Tunes For Vile Times - 2 Reviews Of 2 Revues In 2 Towns -...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2017 | The White Rhino Report

    ... under the incisive direction of Jim Petosa , has taken the morose and shadowy worlds evoked by the lyrics of Bertolt Brecht and redirected them from their initial setting in the shadows of the Third Reich and pointed them squarely at the chilling ...

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  16. Brexit and Trump: Why Right is Not the New LeftRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2017 | Counterpunch

    In his 1928 musical play, The Threepenny Opera , Bertolt Brecht regales us with the following critique of the dehumanising properties of capitalism. ''A man who sees another man on the street corner with only a stump for an arm will be so shocked the first time he'll give him sixpence.

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  17. BWW Review: York's Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill Tells How a Refugee Made Good In AmericaRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2017 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... in the projects he composed. While emerging as a star of Germany's bohemian art scene, he and collaborator Bertolt Brecht challenged government corruption and corporate greed with major works like THE THREEPENNY OPERA, HAPPY END and RISE AND FALL OF ...

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  18. Photo Coverage: Musicals in Mufti Series Presents Berlin to Broadway...Read the original story

    Feb 13, 2017 | BroadwayWorld.com

    The York Theatre Company presents the 1972 musical Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill: A Musical Voyage, music by Kurt Weill, text and format by Gene Lerner, lyrics by Maxwell Anderson, Marc Blitzstein, Bertolt Brecht, Jacques Deval, Michael Feingold, Ira Gershwin, Paul Green, Langston Hughes, Alan Jay Lerner, Ogden Nash, George Tabori, and Arnold Weinstein, the second of three shows in the Winter 2017 Musicals in Mufti Series. Directed by Pamela Hunt, and with music direction by Eric Svejcar, the 5-member cast features Karl Josef Co , Rachel de Benedet , Michael Halling , Meghan Picerno , and Brian Charles Rooney .

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  19. At long last 'Galileo': The timing is right, says Undermain Theatre's ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2017 | Dallas Morning News

    Bertolt Brecht thought about Galileo a long time, spending more than a decade writing different versions of his play about the 16th-century Italian astronomer, who was tried as a heretic for insisting that the earth rotated around the sun. At Undermain Theater, co-founder and artistic director Katherine Owens and her husband, co-founder and executive producer Bruce DuBose, have been considering the play for a long time, too.

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  20. 'Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill' Starts This Weekend at York Theatre CompanyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2017 | BroadwayWorld.com

    The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, presents the 1972 musical Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill: A Musical Voyage , music by Kurt Weill, text and format by Gene Lerner, lyrics by Maxwell Anderson, Marc Blitzstein, Bertolt Brecht, Jacques Deval, Michael Feingold, Ira Gershwin, Paul Green, Langston Hughes, Alan Jay Lerner, Ogden Nash, George Tabori, and Arnold Weinstein, the second of three shows in the Winter 2017 Musicals in Mufti Series. A friendly reminder that performances begin Saturday afternoon, February 11, 2017 for 11-performances only through February 19, 2017 at the York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's .

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