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Roundabout's CABARET Begins Performances on Broadway Tomorrow, Mar 22 at Studio 54

 

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PREVIEWS BEGIN TOMORROW, FRIDAY, MARCH 21!

ROUNDABOUT THEATRE COMPANY

Presents

ALAN CUMMING                  MICHELLE WILLIAMS

In

SAM MENDES & ROB MARSHALL’s

Production of

CABARET

The Tony® Winning Musical By
JOHN KANDER, FRED EBB & JOE MASTEROFF

With
LINDA EMOND, DANNY BURSTEIN
BILL HECK
AARON KROHN, GAYLE RANKIN

Opening night is April 24, 2014

On Broadway at the Kit Kat Klub: Studio 54

Get Cabaret Tickets

Roundabout Theatre Company’s (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) production of Joe Masteroff, John Kander and Fred Ebb’s Tony winning musical CABARET starring Tony Award winner Alan Cumming and Golden Globe winner Michelle Williams begins previews tomorrow, Friday March 21 at 8:00PM.

 

The cast features two time Tony nominee Linda Emond as Fraulein Schneider, four time Tony nominee Danny Burstein as Herr Schultz, Bill Heck as Cliff, Aaron Krohn as Ernst and Gayle Rankin as Fraulein Kost, co-directed by Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (director) and Academy Award nominee Rob Marshall (co-director/choreographer).

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.

The Cabaret Kit Kat Klub boys & girls are: Will Carlyon, Kaleigh Cronin, Caleb Damschroder, Benjamin Eakeley, Andrea Goss, Leeds Hill, Kristin Olness, Kelly Paredes, Jessica Pariseau, Dylan Paul, Jane Pfitsch, Evan Siegel, Stacey Sipowicz.

Cabaret officially opens on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street).  This is a 24-week limited engagement.

For this production, Mr. Mendes and Mr. Marshall have converted Studio 54 into the gritty Kit Kat Klub with cabaret-type seating as well as traditional theatre seating, to recreate the decadent environment of the notorious pre-war Berlin Nightclub.

The design team includes 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 RonanPatrick Vaccariello is the Musical Director. 

CABARET features some of the best-known songs in musical theatre, including “Willkommen,” “Maybe This Time” and “Cabaret.” John Kander and Fred Ebb are two of the most successful and prolific collaborators in the American Theatre and are currently represented on Broadway with the award-winning revival of Chicago.

Roundabout’s production of CABARET opened on Broadway on March 19, 1998 starring Alan Cumming and Natasha Richardson and won four Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical.  Alan Cumming received the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical.  Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall received Tony nominations for direction and Rob Marshall received a Tony nomination for choreography.  The production went on to play for six years and 2, 378 performances before finishing its run on January 4, 2004.

CABARET premiered on Broadway in 1966 and won eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, in addition to the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award, the Outer Critics’ Circle Award, the Variety Poll of New York Critics, and London’s Evening Standard Award.  The original Broadway production played 1166 performances.

CABARET is made possible with Bank of America as a Proud Sponsor, American Airlines as the Official Airline and MAC as The Official Makeup Partner.  Major support for Cabaret is provided by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.

TICKET INFORMATION:

Tickets for Cabaret are available by calling 212.719.1300, at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the Studio 54 box office (254 West 54th Street). Tickets prices range from $47-$162, not including holidays.

Roundabout subscribers save up to 50% off tickets to Cabaret and Roundabout donors are guaranteed the best seats in the house. For more information on subscriptions or to become a donor, visit roundabouttheatre.org/packages or call 212-719-1300.

Roundabout Theatre Company is committed to producing the highest quality theatre with the finest artists, sharing stories that endure, and providing accessibility to all audiences.  A not-for-profit company, Roundabout fulfills its mission each season through the production of classic plays and musicals; development and production of new works by established and emerging writers; educational initiatives that enrich the lives of children and adults; and a subscription model and audience outreach programs that cultivate and engage all audiences. 

Roundabout Theatre Company presents a variety of plays, musicals, and new works on its five stages.  Off-Broadway, the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, which houses the Laura Pels Theatre and Black Box Theatre, with its simple sophisticated design, is perfectly suited to showcasing new plays. The grandeur of its Broadway home on 42nd Street, American Airlines Theatre, sets the ideal stage for the classics.  Roundabout’s Studio 54 provides an exciting and intimate Broadway venue for its musical and special event productions.  The Stephen Sondheim Theatre offers a state of the art LEED certified Broadway theatre in which to stage major large-scale musical revivals. Together these distinctive homes serve to enhance Roundabout’s work on each of its stages.

American Airlines is the official airline of Roundabout Theatre Company. Roundabout productions are supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Roundabout’s 2013-2014 season includes Donald Margulies’ Dinner with Friends, directed by Pam MacKinnon; Masteroff, Kander & Ebb’s Cabaret, starring Alan Cumming, Michelle Williams, directed by Sam Mendes & Rob Marshall (co-director/choreographer); Tesori & Crawley’s Violet, starring Sutton Foster, directed by Leigh Silverman; and Just Jim Dale, starring Jim Dale, directed by Richard Maltby Jr.

Roundabout’s 2014-2015 season includes Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing starring Ewan McGregor, Maggie Gyllenhaal & Cynthia Nixon, directed by Sam Gold; Tom Stoppard’s Indian Ink starring Rosemary Harris & directed by Carey Perloff; Michael Frayn’s Noises Off, starring Andrea Martin, directed by Jeremy Herrin; and Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine’s Into the Woods.

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Andrew C. McGibbon

 

Andrew C. McGibbon has spent the past thirty years working in live theatre as a stage manager, general manager, producer and leader in the convergence of Broadway and online.

Mr. McGibbon worked as a stage manager and general manager for ten years. In 1994 he created a website devoted to live theatre, BroadwayWorld-Wide.com. The site was subsequently bought by, and became Playbill.com. He continued to manage the site for Playbill for four years. In 2000 he became the website manager for TonyAwards.com. With the 2008-09 season he finished his ninth year on the show. He has also worked as a webmaster for the Broadway League and Jazz at Lincoln Center. He is presently the Director of Digital Media for the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

Mr. McGibbon is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association, the Independent Theatre Bloggers Association, AEA and AFTRA.

In addition to his work in the theatrical industry, Mr. McGibbon is also a partner in Simple Solutions Distributing, a manufacturer of filtration equipment for the waste-water industry.

Photo: Elizabeth Leitzell

 

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