I just heard that Atlantic Theater Company’s staging of THREE PENNY OPERA has lots of nudity, and simulated sex. Does anyone know if it has male nudity?
From the press release:
Atlantic Theater Company‘s highly anticipated revival of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill‘s musical The Threepenny Opera, directed and choreographed by Martha Clarke, begins previews tonight, March 12, 2014. The Threepenny Opera will officially open Monday, April 7, and play a limited eight-week engagement through Sunday, May 4, 2014 Off Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company at the Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street).
The Threepenny Opera features a celebrated cast of 15, including Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham, Sophie Bortolussi, Jon David Casey, Lilli Cooper, Lindsey Dietz-Marchant, Timothy Doyle, Rick Holmes, John Kelly, Sally Murphy, Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes, Daytime Emmy Award winner Michael Park, Tony Award nominee Mary Beth Peil, Cristina Spina, Paola Styron, and John William Watkins.
Based on John Gay‘s The Beggar’s Opera, The Threepenny Opera follows the charismatic scoundrel Macheath (Park) and his criminal exploits in 19th century London. When Macheath marries Polly Peachum (Osnes), the straight-laced daughter of powerful, miserly merchant JJ. Peachum (Abraham), their unlikely union unleashes the chaos of manhunts, bribes, and imprisonment. In this “opera for beggars,” an assortment of salacious characters maneuver for advantage, revealing a profoundly corrupt society.