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Michelle Williams leaving Cabaret

Stephen75
Swing
joined:5/14/14
Michelle Williams leaving Cabaret
Posted: 6/28/14 at 08:41pm
Hi, has anyone heard anything on when Michelle is leaving? A recent interview said November, but on Twitter I read it may be August 31st? If anyone knows or heard anything, that would be great.
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VotePeron
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joined:5/2/13
Michelle Williams leaving Cabaret
Posted: 6/28/14 at 10:01pm
I believe there has been no announcement since the show stated they were extending with Cumming. As far as we know, she is done August 31st.
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ethan231h
Broadway Star
joined:5/5/11
Michelle Williams leaving Cabaret
Posted: 6/28/14 at 10:27pm
Where was the article you read this from?
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VotePeron
Leading Actor
joined:5/2/13
Michelle Williams leaving Cabaret
Posted: 6/28/14 at 10:34pm
This article from Newsday states:
"Williams stars in the show through November. She spoke with Newsday contributor Joseph V. Amodio."

So, I guess there's our answer! She wouldn't tell the interviewer November if she was actually leaving August.
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HorseTears
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joined:3/25/05
Michelle Williams leaving Cabaret
Posted: 6/28/14 at 10:58pm
I wish we had a tutorial in how to properly title threads.
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haterobics
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/14
Michelle Williams leaving Cabaret
Posted: 6/28/14 at 11:08pm
Well, the title is true. She is leaving the show. We just don't know when...
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Jeffrey Karasarides
Broadway Star
joined:11/27/11
Michelle Williams leaving Cabaret
Posted: 6/28/14 at 11:24pm
I wonder if she's been having some sort of discussions with NBC...
South Florida
Leading Actor
joined:5/2/08
Michelle Williams leaving Cabaret
Posted: 6/28/14 at 11:39pm
She's starring in a Katherine Hepburn biopic, she's working on the voice now.
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JRRTolken
Understudy
joined:6/7/14
Michelle Williams leaving Cabaret
Posted: 6/29/14 at 07:14am
Jennifer Lawrence!!!!
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Younger Brother
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joined:8/27/12
Michelle Williams leaving Cabaret
Posted: 6/29/14 at 07:40am
I know she's not the star name they'll probably look for, but I'd love to see what Celia Keenan Bolger could do with Sally.

Is Toni Collette absolutely too old? People have said she is in the past, but I'm desperate for her as Sally.
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Auggie27
Broadway Legend
joined:10/13/03
Michelle Williams leaving Cabaret
Posted: 6/29/14 at 07:59am
Williams is the only reason I'd return, as the original with Cummings and Richardson was one of those perfect experiences. I wonder if Williams is enjoying this run. Sally remains a very difficult role to play. If you sing too well, you are compared to Minnelli or told you're too good for a 2nd rate wannabe chanteuse; if you sing weakly, i.e. in character, you disappoint the audience expecting known songs to thrill. It's almost a no-win situation, harking back to poor Jill Hayworth, who took such a terrible critical beating (still my favorite vocals for all numbers, including the title song; go figure). Williams got some lovely notices, but that bizarre review in the Times, and no Tony nod. I often wonder what pleasures the role offers actors so often forced into the shadows of the film or (fill in the blank, someone's idea of ideal).

"I'm a comedian, but in my spare time, things bother me." Gary Shandling
Updated On: 6/29/14 at 07:59 AM
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ethan231h
Broadway Star
joined:5/5/11
Michelle Williams leaving Cabaret
Posted: 6/29/14 at 08:07am
Yes yes yes I will totally see it again if Celia is in this!!!!!
vegas2
Stand-by
joined:12/5/09
Michelle Williams leaving Cabaret
Posted: 6/29/14 at 02:00pm
I would be tempted as well!
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muscle23ftl
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joined:12/19/04
Michelle Williams leaving Cabaret
Posted: 6/29/14 at 02:03pm
Add a question mark at the end!
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somethingwicked
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joined:5/27/05
Michelle Williams leaving Cabaret
Posted: 6/29/14 at 02:24pm
Celia Keenan-Bolger played Sally in a production of CABARET her senior year at the University of Michigan, oddly enough. In a Broadway.com interview at the Tony nominee reception this year, she said she was "embarrassingly terrible" and felt very uncomfortable playing the part.

Personally, I still think Lauren Ambrose would be absolutely superb casting for this production.
Tonya Pinkins: Then we had a "Lot's Wife" last June that was my personal favorite. I'm still trying to get them to let me sing it at some performance where we get to sing an excerpt that's gone.
Tony Kushner: You can sing it at my funeral.
Updated On: 6/29/14 at 02:24 PM
BroadwayNYC2
Leading Actor
joined:6/16/13
Michelle Williams leaving Cabaret
Posted: 6/29/14 at 02:30pm
I hope this production runs and runs
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n2nbaby
Leading Actor
joined:10/22/10
Michelle Williams leaving Cabaret
Posted: 6/29/14 at 02:41pm
Wasn't it rumored that Emma Stone was going to be Sally before Michelle Williams was announced? I wonder if that was just a rumor or if there was any truth to it and it just fell through.

In any case, I'm sure this will run for a few years in any case.
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east side story
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joined:4/21/11
Michelle Williams leaving Cabaret
Posted: 6/29/14 at 02:43pm
Stone was apparently all set to go, and backed out suddenly last year. I was more excited by Michelle's subsequent casting than I was Emma's.
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ethan231h
Broadway Star
joined:5/5/11
Michelle Williams leaving Cabaret
Posted: 6/29/14 at 02:47pm
if Michelle is really leaving and they still a name besides Alan maybe Emma will follow through with her prior commitment!
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Sutton Ross
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joined:7/20/13
Michelle Williams leaving Cabaret
Posted: 6/29/14 at 03:17pm
"the original with Cummings and Richardson was one of those perfect experiences."

His name is Alan Cumming.
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ArtMan
Broadway Legend
joined:9/10/08
Michelle Williams leaving Cabaret
Posted: 6/29/14 at 03:20pm
Emma Stone is too big a star to be a replacement in an already opened show
ArtMan
Broadway Legend
joined:9/10/08
Michelle Williams leaving Cabaret
Posted: 6/29/14 at 03:20pm
double post

Updated On: 6/29/14 at 03:20 PM
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Brave Sir Robin2
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joined:5/20/07
Michelle Williams leaving Cabaret
Posted: 6/29/14 at 08:47pm
^ I'd usually agree that Emma Stone is too big a name, but playing Sally Bowles early on the run of the new revival of Cabaret would not be too out of place. I think she'd make a fantastic Sally, as well as Charity. Hope she will take the Broadway plunge one day!
vpd1981
Swing
joined:4/17/14
Michelle Williams leaving Cabaret
Posted: 6/29/14 at 09:21pm
I finally got to see it this afternoon. Before Michelle Williams leaves, be it August, November, January ... GO! She is nothing short of stunning. I can not get her performance out of my head. I mean, really fantastic!! :)
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ethan231h
Broadway Star
joined:5/5/11
Michelle Williams leaving Cabaret
Posted: 6/29/14 at 09:59pm
I agree her performance is STUNNING!!
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JBradshaw
Stand-by
joined:10/10/04
Michelle Williams leaving Cabaret
Posted: 6/29/14 at 10:26pm
I saw the first preview - I really liked her Sally, very different from the many I've seen, but didn't love her....has her performance evolved or changed much from early performances?

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