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Berlin To Broadway With Kurt Weill

A Musical Voyage. (Music by Kurt Weill: Book by Gene Lerner: Lyrics by Maxwell Anderson, Marc Blitzstein, Bertolt Brecht, Jacques Deval, Michael Feingold, Ira Gershwin, Paul Green, Langston Hughes, Alan lay Lerner, Ogden Nash, George Tabori and Arnold Weinstein)

Theatre de Lys Off-Broadway - October 1, 1972 (152 perfs)


Synopsis

A musical voyage of golden melody from the pen of Kurt Weill. This colourful cavalcade of a revue artfully mixes cabaret and commentary spanning a history of twenty extraordinary years from his successes in Hitler's Germany to his triumphs in Truman's America. An evening of sheer bliss from a master of the theatre.

The revue features songs from the following shows:

  1. The Threepenny Opera (Medley)

    How to Survive
    Barbara Song
    Jealousy Duet
    Useless Song (Reprise)
    Mack the Knife (Moritat)
    How To Survive (Reprise)

  2. Happy End (Medley)
  3. March Ahead to the Fight
    Don't Be Afraid
    Bilbao Song
    Surabaya Johnny
    Childhood's Bright Endeavor
    Mandalay Song

  4. The Rise and Fall Of the City Of Mahagonny (Medley)
  5. Alabama Song
    Deep in Alaska
    Oh, Heavenly Salvation
    As You Make Your Bed

  6. Pirate Jenny (The Threepenny Opera)

  7. I Wait For a Ship (Marie Galante)

  8. Sailor Tango (Happy End)

  9. Johnny Johnson - Medley

    Songs of War and Peace
    A Hymn to Peace
    Listen to My Song (Johnny's Song)

  10. Knickerbocker Holiday (Medley)

    How Can You Tell an American
    September Song

  11. Lady In the Dark (Medley)

    Girl of the Moment
    Saga of Jenny
    My Ship

  12. One Touch Of Venus (Medley)

    Speak Low
    That's Him

  13. Progress (Love Life)

  14. Street Scene (Medley)

    Ain't It Awful the Heat?
    Lonely House

  15. Lost in the Stars (Medley)

    Trouble Man
    Train to Johannesburg
    Cry, the Beloved Country
    Lost in the Stars

  16. Love Song Love Life)

  17. Moritat (Reprise) (Happy Ending)

Principals: 3 Male, 2 Female (may be expanded).

Discography:

Original Broadway Cast Recording - Paramount PAS-4000

Original Cast - Margery Cohen, Ken Kercheval, Judy Lander' Jerry Lanning, Hal Watters.