From First Date to Cabaret, A Look at the 2013-14 Season: The Musicals

By Playbill Staff
04 Apr 2014

Show: Cabaret
Theatre: Studio 54

Preview: March 21

Opening: April 24
Closing: Aug. 31
Creators: Book by Joe Masteroff. Music by John Kander. Lyrics by Fred Ebb. Direction by Sam Mendes. Co-direction and choreography by Rob Marshall.
Original Principal Cast: Alan Cumming as Emcee, Michelle Williams as Sally Bowles, Linda Emond as Fräulein Schneider, Danny Burstein as Herr Schultz, Bill Heck as Clifford Bradshaw, Aaron Krohn as Ernst Ludwig and Gayle Rankin as Fräulein Kost.

Synopsis: In Cabaret, nightclub singer Sally Bowles performs at the decadent Kit Kat Klub as the Nazi Party quietly takes hold of 1930s Berlin. The musical features iconic songs, including "Willkommen," "Maybe This Time" and "Cabaret."

Check out production photos from the show.

Cumming and the cast from the 1998 revival perform on the Tony Awards: