Thursday, August 31, 2017
8/31/1928 Three Penny Opera is coined
It tells the story of MacHeath, alias Mack the Knife, a notorious London criminal. The show is dark, political, and brilliant. The most famous song, best known as "Mack The Knife" has been a huge hit in the United States. "Pirate Jenny," alias "The Black Freighter," has been recorded by many artists as well.
Here is a video of Alan Cummings and Cyndi Lauper performing "Ballad of the Pimp" at the 2006 Tony Awards.