Broadway theatre director Capalbo dies

Capalbo passed away in New York City on Sunday (14Mar10), at the age of 84.

His revival of The Threepenny Opera in the 1950s became one of the biggest hits in Off-Broadway history, with supporting actress Lotte Lenya winning a Tony Award for her role in the musical.

He also directed the premiere of Eugene O’Neill’s Moon for the Misbegotten on Broadway in 1957, and the premieres of The Potting Shed and The Cave Dwellers.

He is survived by a son, Marco, a daughter, Carla, and a sister, Jenny.