The four-time Tony Award production of ‘Cabaret’ is coming back to broadway, previews for the show will begin on March 24, right here in our fair city. The Sam Mendes’ and Rob Marshall production will be adding Michelle Williams this year, her first time on Broadway playing the role of Sally Bowles.
The official announcement came from the Roundabout Theatre Company earlier this afternoon (Wednesday). Alan Cumming (who won a Tony for his role of Emcee) will be taking on the role once again. “I’m delighted to be stepping back into the Kit Kat Klub one more time, and to be having the opportunity to re-explore and re-discover this extraordinary musical alongside two equally extraordinary performers,” says Mendes in a statement to the press. Alan Cumming addressed his reprisal of the role stating, “I was in a totally different place in my life on both of those occasions,” adding, “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.”
Production will enter a planned 24-week limited engagement, it will take place at the Kit Kat Klub at Studio 54 on Broadway at West 54th St. Previews begin March 24, 2014. The official opening is April 24, 2014.