(1946). Stage Play: Beggar's Holiday. Musical. Music by 'Duke Ellington,'. Book by John La Touche
. Lyrics by John La Touche. Musical Director: Max Meth. Orchestrations under personal supervision of Billy Strayhorn. Based on "The Beggar's Opera" by John Gay. Lyrics of "Brown Penny" based on poem by William Butler Yeats
. Choreographed by Valerie Bettis. Production Design by Oliver Smith. Book Directed by Nicholas Ray
Theatre: 26 Dec 1946- 29 Mar 1947 (111 performances). Cast: Alfred Drake
(as "MacHeath"), Zero Mostel
(as "Hamilton Peachum"), Hy Anzell
(as "Customer") [Broadway debut
], Marjorie Belle (as "The Lookout/The Girl/Lead Dancer"), Jack Bittner (as "Highbinder/Member of Mac's Gang"), Perry Bruskin (as "The Foot/Mooch/Member of Mac's Gang"), Marie Bryant (as "The Cocoa Girl"), Stanley Carlson (as "Fingersmith/Member of Mac's Gang"), Lewis Charles (as "A Drunk/Member of Mac's Gang"), William Dillard (as "The Horn/Member of Mac's Gang"), Malka Farber (as "Trixy Turner/Dancer"), Paul Godkin (as "Wire Boy/The Boy/Lead Dancer"), Thomas Gomez (as "The Pursued/The Other Eye/Dancer"), Doris Goodwin (as "Mrs. Trapes/Dancer"),Claire Hale (as "Baby Mildred/Dancer"), Leonne Hall (as "Betty Doxy"), Douglas Henderson (as "The Caser"), Lucas Hoving
(as "Policeman/Strip/Dancer"), Dorothy Johnson (as "Mrs. Peachum"), Elmira Jones-Bey (as "Bessie Buns/Dancer"), Nina Korda (as "Minute Lou"), Avon Long (as "Careless Love"), Jet MacDonald (as "Polly Peachum"), Tommie Moore (as "Tawdry Audrey"), Gordon Nelson (as "O'Heister/Customer/Black Marketeer/Member of Mac's Gang"), Lavina Nielson (as "Dolly Trull/Dancer"), Bernice Parks (as "Jenny"), Albert Popwell
(as "Plainclothesman/Slam/Dancer"), Herbert Ross
(as "Policeman/Bartender/Dancer"), Archie Savage
(as "Cop/Gunsel/Dancer"), Mildred Joanne (as "Smith Lucy Lockit"), Rollin Smith (as "Chief Lockit"), Pan Theodore (as "The Eye/Blenkinsop"), Royce Wallace (as "Annie Coaxer/Dancer"), Enid Williams (as "Flora/The Harpy/Dancer"). Replacement actor: Margaret Wilson (as "Betty Doxy"). Produced by Perry Watkins and John R. Sheppard Jr.
(1935- 1947). Active on Broadway
in the following productions:
(1935). Stage Play: The Young Go First. Comedy.
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