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Cabaret returns to Broadway

Friday, Apr 25, 2014 - 01:11

Alan Cumming and Michelle Williams star in the latest revival of the musical which was first staged on Broadway back in 1996. Rollo Ross reports

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'Cabaret' which began its musical life on Broadway back in 1966 has made a welcome return to New York City's Studio 54. Alan Cumming returns as the Emcee for which he previously won both a Tony and Olivier award with Michelle Williams as the showgirl Sally Bowles. The musical is about the liberal cabaret scene's demise as Nazis took power in Germany. It may be a revival of the production originally staged by Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall back in 1998 but it also marks Williams' Broadway debut. SOUNDBITE Actress, Michelle Williams, saying (English): "It's more than I thought it would be. It feels very different from a movie premiere or anything else I've been a part of. We were at the theater early today and there is a lot of traditions that are involved in an opening night and that was sort of - it was great to be involved in that." Luckily for Williams, her co-star Alan Cumming has been portraying his role since 1993. SOUNDBITE Actress, Michelle Williams, saying (English): "I can always say, 'what do you think, should I do this in this scene, or how did,' you know. He's very knowledgeable and generous and has a fully stocked bar." The previous production of 'Cabaret' ran for over 2000 performances. With glowing reviews all round, it looks like this latest revival might well emulate that success.

Cabaret returns to Broadway

Friday, Apr 25, 2014 - 01:11

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