Colorful criminals, piercing social satire, and a brilliant musical score come together in a story as relatable today as it was when it first opened. Brecht and Weill’s adaptation of John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera received the Obie Award for best musical.
The Threepenny Opera is not an opera! It is really an “anti-opera”! The ironic title is a reaction to the popularity of Wagnerian opera in 1920’s Germany