Liza Minnelli Says She Will Attend CABARET Revival, Starring Friend and Colleague Alan Cumming
"Anything that Alan Cumming is in I go see," Minnelli told the website. The actress won an Oscar for her portrayal of Sally Bowles in the 1973 film adaptation of the musical.
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As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Emma Stone recently pulled out of the running to play Sally Bowles due to filming conflicts, so Cabaret is still on the hunt for the right actress to fill the iconic role. Earlier this spring, BWW reported that Anne Hathaway was under consideration for the iconic role, but her publicist promptly denied the report to the New York Times.
Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall will co-direct the production, which will open at Studio 54 next spring. Alan Cumming is attached to reprise his role as the Emcee with rehearsals scheduled to get underway in January 2014.
Cabaret is based on a book written by Christopher Isherwood, with music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. The 1966 Broadway production became a hit and spawned a 1972 film starring Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey. It was revived on Broadway in both 1987 and 1998.