HAPPY END, A MELODRAMA WITH SONGS

Genre: Classical, Comedy, Drama, Musical
Lyrics by Bertolt Brecht & Music by Kurt Weill ; Original German play by Dorothy Lane

Written on the heels of the phenomenally successful Threepenny Opera, Happy End, which premiered in Berlin in 1929, again takes to task the disparity between the "Haves" versus the "Have-nots." In the underworld of Chicago, 1919, a Salvation Army Lieutenant, Lillian Holiday, a/k/a Hallelujah Lil, tries to reform a gangster, Bill Cracker, whose mob is led by the mysterious Lady in Grey (also known as "The Fly"). During the course of the salvation, they fall in love, a robbery gets bungled, murder is attempted, there's a surprise reuniting and a "happy" ending. Along the way we are treated to some of Weill's best songs, including "The Bilbao Song," "The Sailor's Tango," "Song of the Big Shot," "The Mandalay Song" and " Surabaya Johnny." Veteran Director David Fuller, who has helmed many hits including The Threepenny Opera at the Jean Cocteau Repertory, and Theater Ten Ten's spring 2006, six time Innovative Theater Award nominated production of The Singapore Mikado, directs this exciting piece.

About the Company: Theater Ten Ten

Founded in 1955, Theater Ten Ten is New York City's longest consecutively operating Equity Theater Company, and an Arts Outreach Program of the Park Avenue Christian Church. It is dedicated to producing classic and contemporary plays and musicals and to providing a nurturing atmosphere for both emerging artists and seasoned professionals. The company is also committed to spreading awareness to all, educating youth, and using some nontraditional casting to allow more diversity and opportunities for women in the arts

Preview:   04/27/07
Open:   04/28/07
Close:   05/27/07
Theater:   Theater Ten Ten
Address:   1010 Park Ave.
New York, NY 10028
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Cost:$20.00
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