Tony Nominees Linda Emond and Danny Burstein Cast in Roundabout Broadway Revival of Cabaret
By Michael Gioia
Two-time Tony Award nominee Linda Emond and four-time Tony nominee Danny Burstein will return to Roundabout Theatre Company in the Broadway revival of Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall's Tony-winning production of Cabaret, producers announced Oct. 7.
Emond, seen in Roundabout's 1776 and Tony-nominated for her work in Life x 3 and Death of a Salesman, and Burstein, of Roundabout's Talley's Folly and Company and a Tony nominee for Golden Boy, Follies, South Pacific and The Drowsy Chaperone, will play Fraulein Schneider and Herr Schultz, respectively.
As previously announced, Michelle Williams, an Oscar nominee for her performances in "My Week with Marilyn," "Blue Valentine" and "Brokeback Mountain," will make her Broadway debut alongside Tony Award winner Alan Cumming in Cabaret, which will play a 24-week limited engagement.
Previews will begin March 21, 2014, at Studio 54, where the Kit Kat Klub was housed in 1998; opening night is set for April 24, 2014.
Cumming (Macbeth, Threepenny Opera, Design for Living) will reprise his performance as the Emcee, the show's master of ceremonies and the role that earned him the 1998 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical. Williams will make her Broadway debut as nightclub singer Sally Bowles.
Academy Award winner Mendes (director) and Academy Award nominee Marshall (co-director/choreographer), who were Tony-nominated for their work on the 1998 production, will return to recreate their 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.
Complete casting will be announced at a later date.
The original design team will also return for the 2014 production, including 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.
Roundabout's production of Cabaret opened on Broadway March 19, 1998, starring Cumming and Natasha Richardson and won four Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical and Best Actor in a Musical. The production played for six years through Jan. 4, 2004. Cabaret premiered on Broadway in 1966 and won eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
Studio 54 is located at 254 West 54th Street. Tickets are currently available to Roundabout subscribers and donors, and will be available to the public in the coming weeks. For more information, call (212) 719-1300 or visit RoundaboutTheatre.org.
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