CABARET's Michelle Williams on B'way Debut: 'I Didn't Know What Was Going to Happen'
In an interview with today's Variety, Cabaret star Michelle Williams spoke about making her musical Broadway debut in the iconic role of Cabaret singer Sally Bowles in the classic Kander and Ebb production which opened last night at the Kit Kat Klub at Studio 54 on Broadway.
"I didn't know what was going to happen," said Williams of the experience. "I had no training for it. But that's very Sally Bowles, in a way."
Yesterday, the Roundabout Theater Company announced that the show would extend until January with Williams and her co-star Alan Cumming in the lead roles. Williams says that it is nice to have a break from her more traditional filmmaking career. "I'm happy to go to work every day," she shared. "I really like my office!"
Read the story in full here.
Roundabout Theatre Company's Cabaret on Broadway, starring Alan Cumming in his Tony Award-winning role as "Emcee" and three-time Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams as "Sally Bowles" opens tonight, April 24, 2014 and runs through January 4, 2015 at at the newly transformed Kit Kat Klub at Studio 54 on Broadway (254 West 54th Street).
For this production, Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (director) and Academy Award nominee Rob Marshall (co-director/choreographer) have recreated their Tony-nominated direction and choreography from the 1998 Tony Award-winning production. 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 Drutenand stories by Christopher Isherwood. The original design team returned for the 2014 production featuring 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 Ronan. Patrick Vaccariello is the Musical Director.
The cast also 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.
Photo Credit: Craig McDean/Vogue. Source: Facebook.