Roundabout Theatre to Stage 2014 CABARET Revival With Tony Award winner Alan Cumming


Cabaret-RoundaboutWilkommen! Bienvenue! Roundabout Theatre Company beckons everyone to the cabaret in 2014.

The Roundabout’s 1998 production of CABARET earned several Tony Award nominations for its creatives and cast, with Alan Cumming nabbing the trophy for Best Actor in a Musical. For 2014, RTC reunites Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall along with Cumming and newcomer to the Broadway stage, three-time Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams.

CABARET will play a 24-week limited run at the newly revamped Kit Kat Club at Studio 54 located at 254 West 54th Street. Previews begin on March 21, 2014, with the official Opening Night scheduled for April 24, 2014.

This Kander and Ebb masterpiece features a book by Joe Masteroff and is based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood.

Best known to TV audiences as “Eli Gold” on “The Good Wife,” Alan Cumming is an outspoken activist for human rights issues. Speaking about this revival of CABARET, Cumming made this statement:

I first played the Emcee in London 20 years ago, and then again five years later on Broadway.  I was in a totally different place in my life on both those occasions, and I am certainly a different man today.  But one thing hasn’t changed: There are still people in this world who want to oppress and destroy us for being different, and Cabaret is both a celebration of diversity and a reminder of the dangers of complacency.  It couldn’t be more relevant, and I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of it.”

Tickets are available at the Roundabout’s website.

trish

 

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