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Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill, A Musical Voyage (1972)

Musical Revue.
Text by Gene Lerner.

Synopsis
Song List
Performance Information
Recordings

Synopsis

Led by a guide, the revue takes us on a journey with guideposts provided by Kurt Weill songs. The songs are presented in rough chronological order to aid in creating the biographical portrait narrated by the guide.

Song list

from The Threepenny Opera
How to Survive
Barbara Song
Useless Song
Mack the Knife
Pirate Jenny
from Happy End
March Ahead to the Fight
Don't Be Afraid
Bilbao Song
Surabaya Johnny
Don't Give Up the Ghost
Childhood's Bright Endeavor
Mandalay Song
Sailor Tango
from The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny
Alabama Song
Deep in Alaska
Oh, Heavenly Salvation
As You Make Your Bed
from Marie Galante
I Wait for a Ship
from Johnny Johnson
Songs of Peace and War
Hymn to Peace
Johnny's Song
from Knickerbocker Holiday
How Can You Tell an American?
September Song
from Lady in the Dark
Girl of the Moment
Saga of Jenny
My Ship
from One Touch of Venus
Speak Low
That's Him
from Love Life
Progress
Love Song
from Street Scene
Ain't It Awful, the Heat?
Lonely House
Lullaby
from Lost in the Stars
Train to Johannesburg
Cry, the Beloved Country
Lost in the Stars

Performance Information

Cast: singing roles -- soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone.
One speaking role -- guide.
Orchestra: Reed (fl, cl, alto sax), tpt (flugelhn), guitar (banjo, bass), perc, keyboards.
Duration: full evening
Performance Rights and Rentals: USA, UK, BREV: MTI
First production: October 1, 1972, New York, Theater de Lys, Donald Saddler, dir., Newton Wayland, cond.

Guide to orchestration, territory abbreviations, and publishers' symbols.

Recordings

Paramount Records LP PAS 4000 Original cast