ROUNDABOUT’S “CABARET” EXTENDS
Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is pleased to announce a new block of tickets is now on sale for CABARET on Broadway starring Alan Cumming in his Tony Award-winning role as “Emcee” and three-time Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams as “Sally Bowles”. Tickets are now available through January 4, 2015.
For this production, Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (director) and Academy Award nominee Rob Marshall (co-director/choreographer) have recreated their Tony-nominated direction and choreography from the 1998 Tony Award-winning production. CABARET features a book by Joe Masteroff, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. It is based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood.
The cast also features two-time Tony nominee Linda Emond as Fraulein Schneider, four-time Tony nominee Danny Burstein as Herr Schultz, Bill Heck as Cliff, Aaron Krohn as Ernst and Gayle Rankin as Fraulein Kost.
Cabaret has been nominated for 3 Outer Critic Circle Awards: Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Leading Actress in a Musical (Michelle Williams) and Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Danny Burstein). Alan Cumming and Michelle Williams have also been nominated for the Drama League’s 2014 Distinguished Performance Award.
The Cabaret Kit Kat Klub boys & girls are: Will Carlyon, Kaleigh Cronin, Caleb Damschroder, Benjamin Eakeley, Andrea Goss, Leeds Hill, Kristin Olness, Kelly Paredes, Jessica Pariseau, Dylan Paul, Jane Pfitsch, Evan Siegel, Stacey Sipowicz.
CABARET began previews on March 21, 2014 and will open officially tonight April 24, 2014 at the newly transformed Kit Kat Klub at Studio 54 on Broadway (254 West 54th Street). Mr. Mendes and Mr. Marshall have also converted Studio 54 into the gritty Kit Kat Klub with cabaret-type seating as well as traditional theatre seating, to recreate the decadent environment of the notorious pre-war Berlin Nightclub.
The original design team returned for the 2014 production featuring set and club design by Robert Brill, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design by Peggy Eisenhauer and Mike Baldassari and sound design by Brian Ronan. Patrick Vaccariello is the Musical Director.
CABARET features some of the best-known songs in musical theatre, including “Willkommen,” “Maybe This Time” and “Cabaret.” John Kander and Fred Ebb are two of the most successful and prolific collaborators in the American Theatre and are currently represented on Broadway with the award-winning revival of Chicago.
CABARET premiered on Broadway in 1966 and won eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, in addition to the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award, the Outer Critics’ Circle Award, the Variety Poll of New York Critics, and London’s Evening Standard Award. The original Broadway production played 1166 performances.
Roundabout’s production of CABARET opened on Broadway on March 19, 1998 starring Alan Cumming and Natasha Richardson and won four Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical. Alan Cumming received the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical. Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall received Tony nominations for direction and Rob Marshall received a Tony nomination for choreography. The production went on to play for six years and 2, 378 performances before finishing its run on January 4, 2004.
CABARET is made possible with Bank of America as a Proud Sponsor, American Airlines as the Official Airline and MAC as the Official Makeup Partner. Major support for Cabaret is provided by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.
Tickets for Cabaret are available by calling 212.719.1300, at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the Studio 54 box office (254 West 54th Street). Tickets prices range from $47-$162, not including holidays.
Roundabout subscribers save up to 50% off tickets to Cabaret and Roundabout donors are guaranteed the best seats in the house. For more information on subscriptions or to become a donor, visit roundabouttheatre.org/packages or call 212-719-1300.
Roundabout Theatre Company is committed to producing the highest quality theatre with the finest artists, sharing stories that endure, and providing accessibility to all audiences. A not-for-profit company, Roundabout fulfills its mission each season through the production of classic plays and musicals; development and production of new works by established and emerging writers; educational initiatives that enrich the lives of children and adults; and a subscription model and audience outreach programs that cultivate and engage all audiences.
Roundabout Theatre Company presents a variety of plays, musicals, and new works on its five stages. Off-Broadway, the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, which houses the Laura Pels Theatre and Black Box Theatre, with its simple sophisticated design, is perfectly suited to showcasing new plays. The grandeur of its Broadway home on 42nd Street, American Airlines Theatre, sets the ideal stage for the classics. Roundabout’s Studio 54 provides an exciting and intimate Broadway venue for its musical and special event productions. The Stephen Sondheim Theatre offers a state of the art LEED certified Broadway theatre in which to stage major large-scale musical revivals. Together these distinctive homes serve to enhance Roundabout’s work on each of its stages.
American Airlines is the official airline of Roundabout Theatre Company. Roundabout productions are supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Roundabout’s 2013-2014 season includes Masteroff, Kander & Ebb’s Cabaret, starring Alan Cumming, Michelle Williams, directed by Sam Mendes & Rob Marshall (co-director/choreographer); Tesori & Crawley’s Violet, starring Sutton Foster, directed by Leigh Silverman; and Just Jim Dale, starring Jim Dale, directed by Richard Maltby Jr.
Roundabout’s 2014-2015 season includes Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing starring Ewan McGregor, Maggie Gyllenhaal & Cynthia Nixon, directed by Sam Gold; Tom Stoppard’s Indian Ink, directed by Carey Perloff; Michael Frayn’s Noises Off, starring Andrea Martin, directed by Jeremy Herrin; and Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine’s Into the Woods.