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XM28 On Broadway (The Threepenny Opera)

Identifier: 2011.194.26

1 audiodisc (CD) (60 min 45 sec), sd. ; 4 3/4 in.

Sirius XM broadcast of Talkback with Alan Cumming. Hosted by John von Soosten and Ted Sod.  Program includes background information about Roundabout Theatre Company, history of Three Penny Opera, Cumming discussing working with Roundabout, challenges of the show, the odd experience the show gives to audiences, the workshop and rehearsal process, vocal challenges, the role of Macheath, the various characters, theme of class struggles, relevance today with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, more of a European style of performance, research for the show, translation differences, audience reactions, changes in the production since the beginning, costume designs, what students should take away from the show, accents of the actors,  and the lack of a curtain call.

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Three Penny Opera, The

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Alan Cumming
Ted Sod