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Production Photos Go Inside the Kit Kat Club in New Production Shots From Broadway's Cabaret

Eddie Redmayne and Gayle Rankin lead the cast of the revival, opening April 21.

Gayle Rankin, Eddie Redmayne, and company of Cabaret Marc Brenner

Broadway's August Wilson Theatre has become the Kit Kat Club, home to a new Olivier-winning revival of Cabaret, direct from London's West End. Get a first look at the production, led Eddie Redmayne and Gayle Rankin, in the gallery below.

The production began previews April 1 and will officially open April 21. A gala celebration is planned for April 20.

Directed by Rebecca Frecknall, this immersive staging of the John Kander, Fred Ebb, and Joe Masteroff musical comes to New York from London's West End, where it won seven 2022 Olivier Awards, including Best Musical Revival.

The Broadway cast is led by Oscar, Tony, and Olivier winner Redmayne, reprising his London performance as The Emcee; Rankin (Glow) as Sally Bowles; Ato Blankson-Wood (Slave Play) as Cliff; Bebe Neuwirth as Fraulein Schneider; Steven Skybell as Herr Schultz; Natascia Diaz as Fraulein Kost and Fritzie; and Henry Gottfried (Waitress) as Ernst Ludwig.

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Photos: Eddie Redmayne, Gayle Rankin, More in Cabaret on Broadway

The cast also includes Marty Lauter (a.k.a. Marcia Marcia Marcia of RuPaul's Drag Race season 15) as Victor, Gabi Campo as Frenchie, Ayla Ciccone-Burton as Helga, Colin Cunliffe as Hans, Loren Lester as Herman/Max, David Merino as Lulu, Julian Ramos as Bobby, MiMi Scardulla as Texas, and Paige Smallwood as Rosie. Swings include Hannah Florence, Pedro Garza, Christian Kidd, Chloé Nadon-Enriquez, Corinne Munsch, and Karl Skyler Urban.

As in the production's West End run, the theatre has been transformed into an in-the-round Kit Kat Club. Ticket holders receive a "club entry time" before their show date so that everyone's able to take in the pre-show, which can even include a full dinner at some ticket levels. The prologue company, a group of 12 dancers and musicians, welcome theatregoers with a pre-show performance beginning approximately 75 minutes prior to curtain time.

The Broadway prologue company comprises dancers Alaïa, Iron Bryan, Will Ervin Jr., Sun Kim, and Deja McNair. The musicians include Brian Russell Carey on piano and bass, Francesca Dawis on violin, Maeve Stier on accordion, and Michael Winograd on clarinet. Rounding out the company are dancer swings Ida Saki and Spencer James Weidie, and dedicated substitute musician Keiji Ishiguri.

READ: Eddie Redmayne On How His Emcee in Cabaret Is a Shape Shifter

Based on Christopher Isherwood's Goodbye to Berlin and John Van Druten's dramatization of it, I Am a Camera, Cabaret is set in Weimar-era Berlin as American writer Clifford Bradshaw arrives to work on his novel and soak up the debaucherous nightlife. He meets English cabaret performer Sally Bowles and a complex relationship develops, all as the Nazis ascend to power and the spectre of World War II and all its horrors loom on the horizon.

Much of the production's creative team is reprising their work for the Broadway bow, including choreographer Julia Cheng; club, set, and costume designer Tom Scutt; lighting designer Isabella Byrd; sound designer Nick Lidster (for Autograph); and music supervisor and director Jennifer Whyte. Hair and wig design are by Sam Cox, and Guy Common is handling makeup design. Prologue composition and music direction are by Angus MacRae, with Jordan Fein serving as prologue director. Casting is by Bernard Telsey and Kristian Charbonier, and Thomas Recktenwald serves as production stage manager.

The revival is the musical's first new staging on the Main Stem since the 1998 revival, which was also a London transfer. That 1998 production was revived in 2014. Revivals of previous stagings are not uncommon for Cabaret.

READ: 50 Years of Cabaret: The Surprisingly Transformative Journey of a Classic

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