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Michelle Williams Extends in CABARET

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Michelle Williams Extends in CABARET
Posted: 7/21/14 at 11:13am
https://twitter.com/RTC_NYC/status/491238435160481794

"Michelle Williams has extended her acclaimed run as Sally Bowles in @cabaret_musical through November 9, 2014!"

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little_sally
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Michelle Williams Extends in CABARET
Posted: 7/21/14 at 11:19am
Oh, great! I have tickets for September and really wanted to see her.
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n2nbaby
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Michelle Williams Extends in CABARET
Posted: 7/21/14 at 11:22am
Yes! So happy! I went last month but she was out. She was the reason I went and was ridiculously disappointed. So happy I will be able to go back in October and see her!

Question... I was thinking about upgrading to HIPTIX Gold so I could get better tickets... Anyone know where those seats are located or where they are?
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Alix
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Michelle Williams Extends in CABARET
Posted: 7/21/14 at 11:27am
Any available seats in the following areas are $25 with Hiptix Gold: side Orchestra tables, all bar rail seats, all Mezz seats.
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Alix
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Michelle Williams Extends in CABARET
Posted: 7/21/14 at 11:29am
Also, I'm super confused by this "extension." The show was originally going to close in August, then was extended to January. At what point were we told everyone except Michelle was extending to January? I thought everyone was contracted until the current end date, and I believe Linda Emond said they were all staying until January in an interview a few months ago.
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n2nbaby
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Michelle Williams Extends in CABARET
Posted: 7/21/14 at 11:32am
Thanks! I think it may be worth it then. Do you need to renew HIPTIX Gold every year (or is it just for the one show) or is it a one time donation?

And I am assuming it will be announced to be an open ended run and another star will replace Williams through the winter.
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Sauja
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Michelle Williams Extends in CABARET
Posted: 7/21/14 at 12:01pm
Wonderful. I think she's terrific in the part, and I'm delighted that she's extending. Seems like that must mean she's enjoying the show and wasn't too bummed out by the Tony snub (well...what I see as a snub, though I'm sure others disagree).
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Alix
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Michelle Williams Extends in CABARET
Posted: 7/21/14 at 12:07pm
n2nbaby, I definitely think it's worth it, but yes, you have to renew your Gold subscription each year, AND you can only buy Hiptix one time per show. Even if you used the subscription only for Cabaret, though, I still think it's worth it. If you're buying one ticket, you're essentially paying $100 ($75 Gold subscription + $25 seat) for a seat that would otherwise cost $162 at least. If you're buying two seats it evens out to $63.50 each, which is a great deal.

And I agree it will become an open-ended run, just not sure why it was specifically announced that Michelle is extending (and I think she'll end up extending again and staying until January, but we'll see). We never got an official announcement that Alan, Linda, Danny, etc. were extending past August, but they all are...
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brdway411
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Michelle Williams Extends in CABARET
Posted: 7/21/14 at 12:21pm
It could have been an off night for her, but I was not impressed with her performance at all. I thought she was boring and flat (as in 2 dimensional). Very disappointed.

Updated On: 7/21/14 at 12:21 PM
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matttaylorr021
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Michelle Williams Extends in CABARET
Posted: 7/21/14 at 12:26pm
Just got my matinee tickets for November 8th! So excited!

Do we know for sure that Alan Cumming will be playing to Nov. 9th too?
Updated On: 7/21/14 at 12:26 PM
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IdinaBellFoster
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Michelle Williams Extends in CABARET
Posted: 7/21/14 at 01:20pm
^ I believe Cumming is contracted to the production until it's theoretical "closing date" in January! If not he's at least in it until Williams leaves.

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Updated On: 7/21/14 at 01:20 PM
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matttaylorr021
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Michelle Williams Extends in CABARET
Posted: 7/21/14 at 01:58pm
Yup! Someone asked on the Facebook page and they confirmed he is scheduled to the date customers can buy tickets up to. The "closing date".
hanabana
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Michelle Williams Extends in CABARET
Posted: 7/21/14 at 02:06pm
Oh no... I thought Michelle Williams would be leaving the show in August, so I went ahead and booked December Hiptix tickets even though I could have made early November. I hope I will at least get to see Alan Cumming in December!

*Edited to fix typo - added a "s" at the end of Alan's name there before by mistake, was typing quickly, thanks for catching that.


Updated On: 7/22/14 at 02:06 PM
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Alix
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Michelle Williams Extends in CABARET
Posted: 7/21/14 at 02:08pm
Found the interview where Linda says "the principals are all signed until January 5." For what it's worth. :)

http://www.theatermania.com/new-york-city-theater/news/05-2014/life-is-a-cabaret-for-tony-nominee-linda-emond-and_68519.html
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haterobics
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Michelle Williams Extends in CABARET
Posted: 7/21/14 at 02:15pm
"At what point were we told everyone except Michelle was extending to January?"

I know the e-mails I got when the show was extended made it pretty clear that Alan was going to be in the show until then. Beyond Alan, Michelle is the only person who would typically get a limited contract like that. I imagine everyone else had a contract for a year based on the potential for extensions, etc.
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mjohnson2
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Michelle Williams Extends in CABARET
Posted: 7/21/14 at 02:22pm
Very nice. She is currently giving the best performance on Broadway in my opinion and it will be wonderful to see her a few more times in the role.
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Alix
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Michelle Williams Extends in CABARET
Posted: 7/21/14 at 02:26pm
I guess I just assume(d) Michelle is staying until January (based on a few cast members' interviews, Twitter responses, etc., and I think someone on here said they asked her at the stage door once and she said she was staying until January?) so I was surprised to see an announcement. Clearly there is some confusion, though, so I guess the announcement was worthwhile. :)
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neonlightsxo
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joined:7/29/08
Michelle Williams Extends in CABARET
Posted: 7/21/14 at 03:15pm
Michelle was never planning on staying until January. The only person that was announced is staying until January is Alan.


http://www.theatermania.com/new-york-city-theater/news/04-2014/cabaret-starring-alan-cumming-and-michelle-william_68366.html
"Cumming will continue with the production through January 4, a production spokesperson has confirmed, and Williams will appear in the musical through the fall. The date of her final performance has not yet been determined."
Updated On: 7/21/14 at 03:15 PM
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Sutton Ross
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Michelle Williams Extends in CABARET
Posted: 7/21/14 at 03:19pm
"I hope I will at least get to see Alan Cummings in December!"

Whose that? Alan CUMMING will be there in December, though.
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Alix
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Michelle Williams Extends in CABARET
Posted: 7/21/14 at 03:28pm
No idea if this is accurate, but my assumptions did come from somewhere...

http://www.broadwayworld.com/board/readmessage.php?thread=1071972&page=2


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Updated On: 7/21/14 at 03:28 PM
neonlightsxo
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Michelle Williams Extends in CABARET
Posted: 7/21/14 at 04:15pm
Your assumptions came from the comments on this board instead of the press agent's statement. Exactly.
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Alix
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Michelle Williams Extends in CABARET
Posted: 7/21/14 at 04:24pm
^^ And also from the interview with Linda Emond I posted above. And, again, I feel like other things I've seen the cast say on social media and in interviews also suggested everyone was staying until January. Anyway, clearly I'm in the minority, but I thought it was known before today that Michelle was staying past August, so I was surprised to see the announcement. That's all. :)
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Phyllis Rogers Stone
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Michelle Williams Extends in CABARET
Posted: 7/21/14 at 04:41pm
Whose that? Alan CUMMING will be there in December, though.

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Sutton Ross
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Michelle Williams Extends in CABARET
Posted: 7/21/14 at 05:22pm
Aw, thanks! I think it's cute that you actually click on a thread, read said thread, and post reply only to bitch, order people do to things, and ask if someone lets a thread pass by without posting. That's all you do here.

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rjm516
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Michelle Williams Extends in CABARET
Posted: 7/21/14 at 10:15pm
That's great! I finally saw her on Saturday. At first (with 'Don't Tell Mama' and early lines) her performance was jarring, but then I realized all her choices made so much sense and she just was brilliant. She really deserves praise.

Also, I got regular HipTix tickets (back in February these were the first available weekend tix!) and my seats were way up in the rear mezz, row LL I think, but the view was actually perfect.
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henrikegerman
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Michelle Williams Extends in CABARET
Posted: 7/22/14 at 09:16am
Williams could have been an extraordinary Sally. She has everything required and has the stage chops to pull it off. Unfortunately, for whatever reason - Mendes not giving her what she needed? her not understanding the role? maybe she is trying to hard too prove she can handle the role musically (she more than can!)? - her Sally is all eccentricity and narcissism with no likability or vulnerability.... qualities she, of all actresses of her generation, has in spades.





Updated On: 7/22/14 at 09:16 AM

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