Alan Cumming, Michelle Williams, Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall Will Discuss Cabaret for "TimesTalks"

By Adam Hetrick
and Michael Gioia
December 3, 2013

The stars and directors of the Broadway revival of Cabaret, including Tony Award winner Alan Cumming and Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams, will be part of the New York Times "TimesTalks" Feb. 24, 2014.

The Kander and Ebb musical will return to Broadway March 21 at the Roundabout Theatre Company's Studio 54. The production is a remounting of the Roundabout's Tony Award-winning 1998 revival of the dark musical.

The 6:30 PM "TimesTalks" event will feature Cumming and Williams, as well as Academy Award-winning director Sam Mendes, and Tony and Academy Award-nominated co-director-choreographer Rob Marshall. For tickets, click here.

Williams, an Oscar nominee for her performances in "My Week with Marilyn," "Blue Valentine" and "Brokeback Mountain," will make her Broadway debut as Sally Bowles alongside Tony Award winner Cumming in Cabaret, which will play a 24-week limited engagement. Opening night is set for April 24, 2014.

Cumming (Macbeth, Threepenny Opera, Design for Living) will reprise his performance as Emcee, the show's master of ceremonies and the role that earned him the 1998 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical. 

The cast also includes two-time Tony nominee Linda Emond as Fraulein Schneider and four-time Tony nominee Danny Burstein as Herr Schultz.

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 by calling (212) 719-1300 or visiting