AN EVENING OF DECADENCE: BROADWAY IN AUSTIN’S CABARET

By Lance Avery Morgan

 CABARET Book by Music by Joe Masteroff John Kander Based on the play by JOHN VAN DRUTEN and stories by CHRISTOPHER ISHERWOOD starring Randy Harrison Andrea Goss Shannon Cochran Alison Ewing Mark Nelson Ned Noyes Kelsey Beckert Sarah Bishop Margaret Dudasik Hillary Ekwall Lori Eure Andrew Hubacher Set Design by Robert Brill Orchestrations Michael Gibson Hair & Wig Design Paul Huntley Technical Supervisor Larry Morley Associate Managing Director Steve Dow Executive Producer Sydney Beers Lee Aaron Rosen Aisling Halpin Leeds Hill Joey Khoury Tommy McDowell Evan D. Siegel Dani Spieler Steven Wenslawski Musical Supervisor/Vocal Arrangements Patrick Vaccariello Associate Choreographer & Choreography Recreated by Cynthia Onrubia Directed by BT McNicholl Originally Co-Directed & Choreographed by Rob Marshall Originally Directed by Sam Mendes Costume Design by William Ivey Long Dance & Incidental Music David Krane Casting Jim Carnahan, C.S.A. Jillian Cimini, C.S.A. Tour Booking Agency The Booking Group Meredith Blair Director of Marketing & Audience Development Robert Sweibel General Manager Richards/Climan, Inc. Lighting Design by Peggy Eisenhauer Mike Baldassari Music Director Robert Cookman Production Stage Manager John M. Atherlay Press & Marketing Direction Type A Marketing Director of Development Lynne Gugenheim Gregory Sound Design by Keith Caggiano Based on the Original Broadway design by Brian Ronan *Generously underwritten by Margot Adams, in memory of Mason Adams Roundabout Theatre Company is a member of the Broadway League and League of Resident Theatres. RoundaboutTheatre.org National Tour Launch: January 26 - 31, 2016 Lyrics by Fred Ebb Founding Director Gene Feist Adams Associate Artistic Director* Scott Ellis Emcee.............................................................................................................................. RANDY HARRISON The Kit Kat Girls: Rosie .......................................
Sarah Bishop as Helga, Andrea Goss as Sally Bowles and Alison Ewing as Fritzie in the 2016 National Tour of Roundabout Theatre Company’s CABARET. Photo by Joan Marcus.

We love that as part of their 50th Anniversary Season, the critically acclaimed and award-winning Roundabout Theatre Company is proud to present, direct from Broadway, the national tour of SAM MENDES (Skyfall, American Beauty) and ROB MARSHALL’s (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award®-winning production of CABARET, playing March 29 – April 3, 2016 at Bass Concert Hall as part of the Lexus Broadway in Austin presented by Texas Performing Arts season.

THE DETAILS:

WHEN:          March 29 – April 3, 2016

Tuesday – Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Sunday at 1 p.m. & 7 p.m.

WHERE:        Bass Concert Hall / 2350 Robert Dedman Drive / Austin, TX

TICKETS:      Start at $30. Tickets are available at BroadwayinAustin.com, the Bass Concert Hall box office, all Texas Box Office Outlets, by phone at (512) 477-6060.  For groups of 10 or more, call (877) 275-3804 or email Austin.groups@broadwayacrossamerica.com.

Randy Harrison as the Emcee in the National Tour of Roundabout Theatre Company's CABARET. Photo by Joan Marcus.
Randy Harrison as the Emcee in the National Tour of Roundabout Theatre Company’s CABARET. Photo by Joan Marcus.

JOHN KANDER, FRED EBB and JOE MASTEROFF’s Tony-winning musical features some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including “Cabaret,” “Willkommen” and “Maybe This Time.” CABARET is set in the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd—and to leave their troubles outside. Roundabout Theatre Company’s acclaimed production of CABARET opened in Spring of 2014 with Alan Cumming reprising his Tony-winning role as the Emcee.  The show closed on Broadway on March 29, 2015, starring Alan Cumming and Sienna Miller at Studio 54.

The creative team includes direction by Sam Mendes, co-direction and choreography by Rob Marshall, 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 RonanCabaret is based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood. Casting for the tour has not yet been announced.

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. Cabaret went on to play on Broadway for six years and 2, 378 performances before finishing its run on January 4, 2004. Screen Shot 2016-03-08 at 3.50.01 PM

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.

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