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.
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' Cricle Award, the Variety Poll of New York Critics, and London's Evening Standard Award. The original Broadway production played 1166 performances.
Tickets are currently available to Roundabout subscribers and donors, and will be available to the public in the coming weeks. For more information on subscriptions and becoming a donor, or to sign up to be notified when tickets go on-sale to the public, visit roundabouttheatre.org or call 212-719-1300.
Roundabout Theatre Company recently announced automatic entry to win an exclusive Cabaret experience when you buy a package of three or more shows - including Cabaret. Click here or call 212.719.1300 to subscribe now and enjoy the best seats at up to 50% off box office prices. Tickets to Cabaret are currently only available in packages of three or more shows. A variety of the exclusive prizes include tickets to the opening night performance and party, a visit to a Cabaret photo shoot, attend a national television appearance with the cast and a backstage tour. Winners will be announced weekly on Roundabout's website, Facebook, and Twitter. For complete contest rules, visit: http://www.roundabouttheatre.org/entertowin