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Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill, A Musical Voyage

Revue based on the life of Kurt Weill. Narration by Gene Lerner. Lyrics by various authors or translators.

Work Details


Full Evening

First Broadway Production

1 October 1972, New York, Theater de Lys, Donald Saddler, dir., Newton Wayland, cond.

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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.

  • How to Survive
  • Barbara Song
  • Useless Song
  • Mack the Knife
  • Pirate Jenny
  • 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
  • Alabama Song
  • Deep in Alaska
  • Oh, Heavenly Salvation
  • As You Make Your Bed
  • I Wait for a Ship
  • Songs of Peace and War
  • Hymn to Peace
  • Johnny's Song
  • How Can You Tell an American?
  • September Song
  • Girl of the Moment
  • Saga of Jenny
  • My Ship
  • Speak Low
  • That's Him
  • Progress
  • Love Song
  • Ain't It Awful, the Heat?
  • Lonely House
  • Lullaby
  • Train to Johannesburg
  • Cry, the Beloved Country
  • Lost in the Stars

  • Cast

    • Singing Roles

      • Soprano
      • Mezzo-soprano
      • Tenor
      • Baritone
    • Non-Singing Roles

      • Guide
  • Instrumentation

    • Reed (fl, cl, alto sax)
    • Trumpet (Flugelhorn)
    • Guitar (banjo, bass)
    • Percussion
    • Keyboards

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