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Edie Falco drops out of Threepenny Opera

By Amy Somensky Dec 10, 2005, 8:04 GMT

Edie Falco
New York: and are reporting that Edie Falco has left the Roundabout Theater Company's upcoming Broadway production of The Threepenny Opera. No reason for her departure or the name of a replacement were given. She was to star as Jenny.

Starring in the musical will be Ana Gasteyer as Mrs. Peachum, Alan Cumming as Macheath, Nellie McKay as Polly, and Jim Dale as Mr. Peachum.

The musical, directed by Scott Elliot, will begin previews at Studio 54 on March 24, 2006 and open on April 20th.

The Threepenny Opera has been adapted from the musical Die Dreigroschenoper by Wallace Shawn. In it a notorious bandit marries a young girl. Her father does everything in his power to end the union.

It will feature set design by Derek McLane, costume design by Isaac Mizrahi, and lighting design by Jason Lyons.

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