Sunday, February 1
The Partnership: Brecht, Weill, Three Women, and Germany on the Brink
"Rehearsals for Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht’s 'The Threepenny Opera' ended near dawn on Aug. 31, 1928, the day of its premiere. They had not gone well. The leading lady had absented herself to care for her dying husband. Returning to find her role diminished, she quit two days before opening. Another actor had walked out, heading for the train station before a producer lured him back. Helene Weigel, Brecht’s future wife, insisted on playing the part of the brothel madam as a double amputee. Then she was rushed to the hospital with suspected appendicitis and the part was axed."
NY Times: An Unlikely and Tumultuous Pair, Making History in Avant-Garde Theater
LA Times: 'The Partnership' looks anew at Brecht's creative circle
2009 December: Kurt Weill & Bertolt Brecht, 2011 August: W - Communards’ Wall 1871, 2012 March: The Threepenny Opera - Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill, 2012 July: Supply and Demand: Songs by Brecht / Weill & Eisler - Dagmar Krause, 2013 March: Pina Bausch - "The Seven Deadly Sins".