Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Broadway: “Cabaret” Starring Eddie Redmayne as Emcee Will Get Two Opening Nights in a Row, Gayle Rankin as Sally Bowles


Producers are so about “Cabaret” returning to Broadway it’s getting not one but two opening nights.

Oscar and Tony winner Eddie Redmayne reprises his Olivier winning as the Emcee — the Joel Grey role. Gayle Rankin, who’s been working a long time but isn’t a ‘star’ yet — will be Sally Bowles, aka Liza Minnelli. Rankin appeared in the 2014 production in a supporting role.

We can add “Cabaret” to the list of musical revivals including the current hit, “Merrily We Roll Along” and the incoming “Tommy.”

“Cabaret” at the Kit Kat Club on Broadway (the August Wilson Theater) is directed by Olivier Award winner Rebecca Frecknall with club, scenic, and costume design by Evening Standard Award winner, Tony Award nominee, and Olivier Award nominee Tom Scutt, and choreography by Olivier Award nominee Julia Cheng.

Performances begin April 1st, with the two premieres on April 20th and 21st.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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