The Threepenny Opera (2006) BROADWAY REVIEWS

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  • NY TIMES

  • Opening Night:
    April 20, 2006
    Closing:
    June 25, 2006

    Theater: Studio 54 / 254 West 54th Street, New York, NY, 10019

    Synopsis: 

    The Threepenny Opera serves up a deliciously dark satire of "respectable" society, with dashing thieves, saucy prostitutes, and lingering melodies. Based on Elizabeth Hauptmann's German translation of John Gay's eighteenth-century The Beggar's Opera, The Threepenny Opera thursts the audience into the seedy underworld of Mack the Knife, a dapper criminal and his wry love affair with Polly Peachum.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF The Threepenny Opera (2006)

    'Threepenny Opera' Brings Renewed Decadence to Studio 54

    Ben Brantley

    April 21, 2006: AND you thought those crazy, hazy nights when Studio 54 sizzled were strictly a thing of the past. Think again, disco boys and girls. Why right now — on the very spot where Halston, Liza, Bianca and Andy once held sybaritic court — you can watch the same kinds of revels they might have witnessed in the 1970's, thanks to the shrill, numbing revival of "The Threepenny Opera" that opened at the theater at Studio 54 last night.

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