Alan Cumming News

Date Of Birth:
January 27, 1965 (49)
Birth Place:
Perthshire, SCOTLAND
Gender:
Male
CREATURES OF HABIT World Premiere to Play Dixon Place, 10/3-18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Dixon Place will present a world premiere of Creatures of Habit, choreographed by Jonathan Royse Windham to original music composed by Daniel Kazemi. Mr. Windham was recently named one of Dance Magazine's "25 to Watch." Creatures of Habit will play for three weekends beginning Friday, October 3rd through Saturday, October 18th. Tickets are $16 in advance, $20 at the door and $12 for students and seniors. For tickets for all performances at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street), call 212.219.0736 or go to www.dixonplace.org. (more...)

Stew, Nancy Giles, Ted Keegan & More Set for SUPPER AT THE SALON at Dixon Place, 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Dixon Place, Ellie Covan, founder and artistic director, proudly announces SUPPER AT THE SALON, a special evening of dinner and entertainment which will take place on the mainstage theater at Dixon Place on Monday, September 15th, with cocktails beginning in the lounge at 6:30 PM. The evening will include performances by Stew (Passing Strange), Nancy Giles ('CBS Sunday Morning'), Broadway's Ted Keegan (Phantom of the Opera, Cyrano, Camelot), award-winning aerial troupe LAVA, and more to be announced, and will be hosted by Bindlestiff Family Cirkus founder, Keith Nelson. Also that evening, four honorees will receive the iconic Dixon Place mini chair award for their contributions to the arts and support of Dixon Place: award winning actor-writer Peggy Shaw; The Jerome Foundation, celebrating its 50th Anniversary; Dixon Place Board member Eric Jensen, and theater supporter Yoshiko Kakuga. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Alan Cumming and CABARET Cast Accept Ice Bucket Challenge from NEWSIES
by Stage Tube - Aug 25, 2014

Just last week, the cast of NEWSIES challenged Alan Cumming and the company of CABARET with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which they just accepted and shared with the world. Check it out below! (more...)

CABARET Make-Up Designers & Kit Kat Girls Coming to MAC Cosmetics in Times Square
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that celebrated make-up designer Angelina Avallone and the Kit Kat Girls from CABARET will give a FREE make-up demonstration at MAC Cosmetics Times Square (1540 Broadway) on Thursday, August 28 at 3pm. MAC is the Official Makeup partner of CABARET. Guests will learn from Avallone how to recreate the bold signature look of 1920s Berlin she designed for the hit Broadway revival. The demonstration will be followed-up by a live performance by the Kit Kat Girls. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Corey Cott and the Cast of NEWSIES Accept Ice Bucket Challenge from PIPPIN!
by Stage Tube - Aug 20, 2014

The national tour company of PIPPIN challenged the Broadway cast of NEWSIES to complete the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and the boys have taken them up on their dare. NEWSIES is now challenging Alan Cumming and the Broadway company of CABARET, the Broadway company of MATILDA, and James Iglehart and the cast of ALADDIN. Watch their submission below! (more...)

Emma Stone will make her Broadway debut as “Sally Bowles”
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Aug 20, 2014

We are thrilled to announce celebrated film star & Golden Globe nominee Emma Stone will join the cast of the Tony Award-winning Cabaret and make her Broadway debut starring as 'Sally Bowles' from November 11, 2014 through February 1, 2015. Current 'Sally Bowles' Michelle Williams will play her final performance on November 9, 2014. (more...)

Breaking News: CABARET Officially Finds Its Next 'Sally Bowles'; Show Extends Through Spring!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) just announced celebrated film star & Golden Globe nominee Emma Stone will join the cast of the Tony Award-winning CABARET and make her Broadway debut starring as 'Sally Bowles' from November 11, 2014 through February 1, 2015. Current 'Sally Bowles' Michelle Williams will play her final performance on November 9, 2014. (more...)

Mike Reiss Joins Bruce Vilanch and Jerry Adler in RUBBLE at The Provincetown Theater Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

EMMY Award-Winner Bruce Vilanch stars in a staged reading of RUBBLE, a new comedy by 4 time EMMY Award-Winning 'The Simpsons' writer, Mike Reiss at The Provincetown Theater. 'The Sopranos' star and Broadway veteran Jerry Adler also joins the cast. The staged reading of RUBBLE will be directed by James Valletti for one night only to benefit The Provincetown Theater. All proceeds go directly to support The Provincetown Theater. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Open 47th Season with AN AUDIENCE WITH MEOW MEOW
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Berkeley Rep opens its 47th season this September with An Audience with Meow Meow, a musical play of gargantuan proportions starring international superstar Meow Meow. (more...)

Costume Designer Melissa Schlachtmeyer Passes Away at 41
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Melissa Schlachtmeyer, a costume designer for theater, dance and opera, passed away Wednesday August 6th while traveling in Florence, Italy. She was 41. The cause was complications from breast cancer. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/7/14 - PHOENIX Opens, Elaine Stritch Tribute at the Met Room and 50 SHADES!, 'ELBOW' & More in Bryant Park!
by Jessica Showers - Aug 07, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: PHOENIX, starring Julia Stiles and James Wirt, opens off-Broadway, the Met Room celebrates Elaine Stritch, BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK returns for one of its final shows this summer and more! (more...)

David Cale to Present New Works in CUZ I JUST GOT TO BE ME...FREE This Fall at Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

Dixon Place presents new work every month -- theater, puppetry, performance and visual art, music, dance and literature -- at all stages of development. This Fall, Dixon Place will present new-works-in-progress written and performed by current Artist-in-Residence David Cale. (more...)

Linda Eder to Headline Bucks County Cabaret for BC/EFA This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

Celebrated singer Linda Eder will bring her diverse repertoire of Broadway, standards, pop, country and jazz to this year's Bucks County Cabaret (#buckscountycabaret), a one-night-only concert produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The intimate evening of song will be held Saturday, October 4, 2014, at the historic Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, PA. (more...)

Alan Cumming Memoir 'Not My Father's Son' to Hit Shelves 10/7; Cover Art Revealed
by TV News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

A memoir from Cabaret star Alan Cumming titled 'Not My Father's Son' will hit book shelves on October 7, 2014. (more...)

Liza Minnelli Backs Out of 8/4 Provincetown Concert on Doctor's Orders
by BWW News Desk - Aug 02, 2014

Today, word comes of an additional appearance that has been cancelled, on August 4th in Provincetown, where the star was set to perform with Alan Cumming in a sold-out evening. Instead, Cumming will perform his solo show, accompanied by Emmy Award winning composer/pianist Lance Horne. According to the venue, 'Ms. Minnelli is prohibited from traveling until she regains her health.' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 8/1- Sam Mendes
by Stage Tube - Aug 01, 2014

Happy Birthday, Sam Mendes! Sam Mendes is best known for whis work as the artistic director of the Donmar Warehouse, and his direction of the film American Beauty and the Broadway production of Cabaret on Broadway starring Alan Cumming. His production of Oliver! became the longest running show ever to play at the London Palladium. Additional stage credits includeTennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie, Stephen Sondheim's Company (which had the first ever African American 'Bobby'), Alan Bennett's Habeas Corpus and his farewell duo of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya and Twelfth Night, which transferred to the Brooklyn Academy Of Music and Gypsy on Broadway starring Bernadette Peters. (more...)

Alan Cumming's Opening Night Inspiration, Otto Dix
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Jul 30, 2014

Following the opening night performance of Cabaret, actor Alan Cumming (Emcee) surprised and awed the guests of the opening night bash. Inspired by German artist Otto Dix, Cumming emerged from his dressing room as the subject of one of Dix's most famous paintings, Portrait of the Journalist Sylvia von Harden (1926). Brandishing a red-checkered jumpsuit, a monocle fixed over his right eye, a cigarette holder and slicked-back hair, the Cabaret star looked almost identical to the 1926 painting. In an interview with NPR, Alan explained, ' I decided that I would do my own thing and have a modern interpretation of an image that is very much an inspiration for the production. We have those images of Otto Dix all over the walls, and [George] Grosz and all those painters. ... I'm going to go as that painting.' The portrait, a mixed media work on wood, is currently housed at the Musee National d'Art Moderne in Paris. At the time of its creation, Dix had just been discharged from service in World War I and was working in Dresden during the Weimar Republicof Germany. (more...)

Civil Rights Activist David Mixner to Debut OH HELL NO! at New World Stages This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Legendary civil rights activist and author David Mixner will premiere Oh Hell No!, an evening autobiographical storytelling, in a special one-night-only event on Monday, October 27, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Taking place at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street), Oh Hell No! will benefit Point Foundation. Amy and Jeff Towers will present the evening, which will be produced by Tim Ranney. (more...)

BWW Interview: Danny Burstein's CABARET Love Story
by Naomi Serviss - Jul 26, 2014

Danny Burstein plays Herr Schultz, a Jewish shopkeeper in denial of Berlin's encroaching reign of terror. (more...)

Roundabout offers unbeatable value on the best of Broadway
by Contests - Broadway - Jul 25, 2014


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