Danny Burstein and Linda Emond to Play 'Herr Schultz' and 'Fraulein Schneider' in CABARET Revival
Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) just announced that two time Tony nominee Linda Emond and four time Tony nominee Danny Burstein will return to Roundabout Theatre Company to join the cast of Cabaret as Fraulein Schneider and Herr Schultz.
Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall's Tony Award-winning Cabaret by Joe Masteroff, John Kander and Fred Ebb will star Alan Cumming in his Tony Award-winning role as Emcee and three time Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams making her Broadway debut as Sally Bowles.
Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (director) and Academy Award nominee Rob Marshall (co-director/choreographer) will return to recreate their Tony-nominated direction and choreography from the 1998 Tony Award-winning production.
CABARET will play a 24-week limited engagement beginning previews on March 21, 2014 and open officially on April 24, 2014 at the newly transformed Kit Kat Klub at Studio 54 on Broadway (254 West 54th Street).
Linda Emond returns to Roundabout Theatre Company after having portrayed AbiGail Adams in 1776. In 2012 she was recognized with a Tony Award nomination for her critically acclaimed performance as Linda Loman in Death of A Salesman opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman and directed by Mike Nichols.
Danny Burstein returns to Roundabout Theatre Company having performed the role of Matt Friedman in the Talley's Folly last season and Paul in the 1995 production of Stephen Sondheim's Company. He was nominated for the 2012 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance as Buddy Plummer in the revival of Follies.
For this production, Mr. Mendes and Mr. Marshall will convert Studio 54 into the grittty 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 full cast will be announced shortly.
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.