I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am that Cabaret is coming back to Broadway. Yes I know. You're excited too right? One of my favorite theatrical experiences of all time was seeing Cabaret back in 1998. At the time I was working as an intern in the casting department at the Roundabout Theatre Company which meant that not only did I get the chance to meet tons of stars and directors but also got to see all the shows. In fact I actually got to attend the final dress rehearsal of the show prior to it's first preview. I will never forget sitting at a table next to the stage as the Kit Kat Girls made their first appearance.
Now I'll admit that I was a little taken aback when one of them started flirting with me. Not that I minded. What a great night at the theatre. Not only that but Liam Neeson and Vanessa Redgrave were sitting right behind me. It doesn't get any better than that my friends. After my internship was over I ended up working in the box office at the theatre and shortly after that I was transferred to Studio 54. Care to guess what show was playing there? That's right. Cabaret. Over the next few years I must have seen the show twenty or thirty times. I guess you could say I liked it. In fact even after I left the company I was invited back to see the final performance.
Now here we are ten years later and the show is coming back home to Studio 54. Not only that but Alan Cumming is recreating his Tony Award winning role. Joining him as Sally Bowles is three-time Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams. Now if that doesn't make you want to see it than I don't know what will. Previews are set to begin on March 21 with opening night scheduled for April 24. As of now the show is only on sale thru August 31 but I'm sure it will extend. After all the last revival was only supposed to run for a few months and instead played for almost six years. Will lighting strike twice? We will soon find out. Get your tickets to see Cabaret on Broadway at Studio 54. Who knows? You might just see me there. Until next time theatre fans.
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