Brecht and Weill's Happy End: A Gangster Musical from A.C.T.
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The last date listed for Happy End was Sunday July 16, 2006 / 2:00pm.
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When the mysterious and sultry Vanda walks into playwright Thomas Novachek's office, he thinks the search for the perfect lead in his latest production might finally be over. But her audition quickly turns into a seductive and erotic power play that'll make you wonder who's really running the show. Among the most acclaimed -- and most provocative -- new plays in recent Broadway history, David Ives' Venus in Fur blurs the lines between fantasy and reality, seduction and power, and love and sex. Learn More
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- "Sheer genius...a spirited fable of crime and redemption...A delight!" --<em>New York Times</em>
- "A fascinating synthesis of jazz and old-timey American hymn tunes...an unerring mix of elegance and slang." --<em>LA Weekly</em>
<p>Lyrics by Bertolt Brecht
Music by Kurt Weill
Original German Play by Dorothy Lane
(Elisabeth Hauptmann and Bertolt Brecht)
Books and Lyrics adapted by Michael Feingold</p> <p>Gangsters collide with Salvation Army workers in this colorful musical tale of love and betrayal. Following Carey Perloff's standing-room-only production of The Threepenny Opera in 2001, A.C.T. is thrilled to present Brecht and Weill's landmark musical Happy End, described by translator Michael Feingold as "a jolly escapist romp with an acid undercurrent." Combining social satire with music-hall moxie, Happy End showcases a mythical 1920s Chicago packed with oversized personalities, financial corruption, and some of the greatest songs of twentieth-century theater, including "Surabaya Johnny" and "The Bilbao Song."</p>