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Museum of Television and Radio

Beginning 18 September 1998, New York's Museum of Television and Radio will salute the life, work, and collaborations of Kurt Weill in a ten-week series entitled "Threepennies and One Touch of Venus." Drawing from archives in the U.S. and Europe, the screening series will explore the rich legacy of Weill's musical output, which gave the world such memorable tunes as "Mack the Knife" and "September Song." In addition, the series will recognize the centenary of Lotte Lenya and Bertolt Brecht. The series falls into two sections: "Berlin to Broadway" will highlight several made-for-television adaptations of Weill's musicals (some of them never before seen in this country), which will screen on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. "Weill+Lenya+Brecht" will feature packages of rare clips, interviews, profiles, and performances by and about these three icons of Weimar-era culture, which will screen on Thursday and Friday evenings.