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Based on the play I Am a Camera by John Van Druten

Based on stories by Christopher Isherwood

The infamous Kit Kat Klub has undergone a new makeover. Grab a VIP seat and become a part of the action. Ö A female master of ceremonies hosts a decadent and sensual interpretation of CABARET.

Based on the original concept and script, this staged version brings forth the turmoil of love, trust, denial and desire embodied in Sally Bowles as well as the young and restless curiosity of a defiant American named Cliff.

From the producer that brought you the smash hit, Elevator, and the director of Into the Woods and Pippin.

Set against the backdrop of pre-World War II, the show takes place inside a provocative, yet forbidden Kit Kat Klub, where the relationship between cabaret performer Sally Bowles and the handsome American Cliff Bradshaw flourishes only to be confronted by social taboos and the imminent rise of the Nazi Party.

Overseeing all of the action in CABARET is the Master of Ceremonies (MC) of the Kit Kat Klub, who serves as a cultural metaphor and the upbeat catalyst to the ever-changing climate of the show.

Reflecting the moods and guiding the minds of the characters on stage, the MC takes pleasure in reminding the audience how easily society falls prey to the electrifying chaos that surrounds them. It is best to leave all inhibitions outside.

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Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 12/9 - MOBY DICK in Baltimore, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG in LA and More
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 9, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Washington, DC, Chicago, Orlando and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include THE SECRET GARDEN in DC, THE FUNDAMENTALS in Chicago, and PYGMALION in Orlando, just to name a few. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Austin Regional Awards Update - ZACH Theatre Leads!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 9, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Austin Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Sydney Regional Awards Update
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 9, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Australia - Sydney Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Singer-Songwriter And Producer Jacob Banks Releases New Track 'Monster 2.0' Featuring Boogie
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Interscope Records' artist Jacob Banks releases 'Monster 2.0,' featuring Boogie, today via all digital retailers and you can listen HERE. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Regional Awards Update - Amanda Spellman, Ben Whishaw in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 9, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Constantine Maroulis to Bring Versatile Talents to Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Pepsi Rock Series Powered by Xfinity and Ridgefield Magazine Broadway and Cabaret Series brings Constantine Maroulis to The Ridgefield Playhouse stage on Thursday, February 2 at 8 p.m.  (more...)

Carolines on Broadway Invites Revelers to Laugh in the New Year in the Heart of Times Square
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Carolines on Broadway is inviting revelers to laugh in the New Year in the heart of Times Square when the comedy hotspot presents its annual New Year's Eve Spectacular on Saturday, December 31, with shows at 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., 1626 Broadway, between 49th and 50th Streets, in New York City. (more...)

Quartet of Hosts Named for Midwinter's First Night
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 8, 2016

Austin Jeffrey Smith, Taylor Tracey, Jenna Pryor and Julia Nettles will share the stage as co-hosts of 2017 Midwinter's First Night, set for Sunday, January 8, 2017, at The Larry Keeton Theatre in Donelson. (more...)

Cinnabar Theater Presents Sharon McKnight in RED HOT MAMA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Red Hot Mama - The Sophie Tucker Songbook - is the story of the first lady of show business, the 'Last of the Red Hot Mamas', whose remarkable career spanned sixty years.  It contains the music and history of burlesque, vaudeville, Broadway and Las Vegas, in a critically acclaimed One-Woman Off-Broadway musical biography of the entertainment legend, written by and starring Tony Award Nominee Sharon McNight.   The LA Times reported, 'McNight gives the performance of a lifetime as 'The Last of the Red Hot Mamas'. (more...)

Pretend Productions & Wilde Applause Present the World Premiere of EROTIC INTELLIGENCE FOR DUMMIES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Can we talk about monogamy please? Feeling a little disenchanted? Erotic Intelligence for Dummies takes a long, hard, cross-eyed look at the complexities of intimate relationships. Exploring how we can get better at them, the myriad styles of multi-love and our true animal nature - all while maintaining the mystery! (more...)

ALADDIN's James Monroe Iglehart to Perform Favorite Tunes at NJPAC This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

James Monroe Iglehart, the show-stopping, Tony-winning Genie from Broadway's Aladdin and original cast member of Memphis will perform his favorite hit songs from stage and screen on Saturday, January 28 at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (1 Center Street, Newark NJ). (more...)

Actors Theatre to Launch the New Year with LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Kevin E. Moore are delighted to announce the cast and creative team for Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill. This commanding and moving play, written by Lanie Robertson, directed by Bill Fennelly and featuring Deidrie Henry as Billie Holiday, is set in the intimate atmosphere of the Bingham Theatre. (more...)

Starry, Harold Prince-Helmed CANDIDE Adds Performances at New York City Opera
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

This January, the legendary Broadway visionary Harold Prince returns to New York City Opera to direct a new production of Leonard Bernstein's Candide. The production, choreographed by Emmy Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated choreographer Patricia Birch, brings together a versatile cast of Broadway veterans and rising opera stars to tell the story of Candide's adventures and tribulations in the "best of all possible worlds."  (more...)

SaraSolo Festival 2017 Returns to Sarasota for Third Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

The 2017 SaraSolo Festival, the third annual celebration of theatre and solo artists returns to Sarasota over two weekends, January 28 & 29 and February 4 & 5, 2017. As one of Sarasota's newest and most exciting arts festivals, performances are again at Sarasota's Pioneer Park historic site venue, the Crocker Memorial Church, 1260 12th Street, Sarasota FL 34236. (more...)

Cast Complete for Kander & Ebb's THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS at Porchlight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the Chicago premiere of the Broadway musical The Scottsboro Boys, February 3 - March 12, featuring music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb, book by David Thompson, direction by Samuel G. Roberson, Jr, music direction by Doug Peck and choreography by Florence Walker-Harris with Breon Arzell as associate choreographer, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. (more...)

Meet The Cast of Athens Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

This upcoming weekend is the second in our run of 'A Christmas Carol, the Musical', and here are just a few of the reasons we're so proud: Our marvelous cast! (more...)

THE CHRISTIANS Music Director to Lead Holiday Concert at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company's LookOut Series presents a one-night-only holiday concert led by Jaret Landon, music director of The Christians featuring Faith Howard, Yando Lopez, Jazelle Morriss, Mary-Margaret Roberts and Charlie Strater and more singing new and traditional holiday fare. (more...)

Roaring '20s Will Roll Into Orlando Shakespeare Theater with THE GREAT GATSBY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) in Partnership with UCF presents F. Scott Fitzgerald's literary masterpiece, The Great Gatsby from February 8 - March 26, 2017 in the Margeson Theater. (more...)

See John McDaniel & Lennie Watts Holiday Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Hometowners John McDaniel and Lennie Watts return from NYC with their brand new 'Celebrate Me Home' Holiday Cabaret.  (more...)

SWINGIN' BIRDLAND CHRISTMAS and More Coming Up This Month at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for December 19-25, featuring Freddy Cole, Swingin' Birdland Christmas, Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano 'Downton Abbey Road: The Best of Britain,' and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

This Holiday Season, Think Summer ¬Ė Summer Theatre That Is!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Having trouble finding the "perfect gift" for that someone who has everything?  Your search is over.  (more...)

Rita Moreno to Bring Great American Songbook to Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Ridgefield Magazine Broadway and Cabaret Series and Ingersoll Auto of Danbury World Music Series present an evening with the legendary Rita Moreno on Saturday, February 18 at 8 p.m.  Moreno will perform her favorite songs from Broadway, the Great American Songbook and more.  (more...)

BWW Review: Director John DiFusco Salutes Returning Veterans in EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN
by Shari Barrett - Dec 8, 2016

Director John DiFusco, himself a Vietnam Veteran, opened the world premiere of Rebecca Stahl's EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN on Veteran's Day 11-11-16 at the Hollywood American Legion Post 43, produced by Karl Risinger and Liberty Theater. The play tells the interrelated tale of four generations of vets, each dealing with their own difficulties, who collaborate to help a Lance Porter, a young veteran coming home from the war in Afghanistan. who is haunted by the loss and experiences that followed him back and are destroying his personal relationships and life as he knew it. (more...)

Jonathan Michie Leads A Stunning Ensemble In THE LIFE AND DEATH(S) OF ALAN TURING
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Meet The Cast Of THE LIFE AND DEATH(S) OF ALAN TURING! (more...)

BWW Review: Michael Arden Reinvigorates MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at The Wallis
by Ellen Dostal - Dec 7, 2016

When MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG opened on Broadway in 1981, no one anticipated that it would be a flop. With a score by Stephen Sondheim and direction by Hal Prince, it should have been the next success in a series of highly successful collaborations by the two kings of musical theatre, following such game changers as COMPANY, FOLLIES, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, PACIFIC OVERTURES, and SWEENEY TODD (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces Winter Repertory & Festival Lineup
by Movies News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced its full lineup of repertory programs and festivals for the 2017 winter season, featuring a spotlight on Moonlight director Barry Jenkins (more...)

The Journey of HAIRSPRAY- From Screen to Stage and Back Again!
by Jeffrey Kare - Dec 7, 2016

Tonight, America shall be introduced to the fourth incarnation of Hairspray. The first was the 1988 original film, the second was the 2002 Broadway musical, the third was its 2007 film adaptation, and now the 2016 live television production on NBC. Hairspray takes place in Baltimore, Maryland in the year 1962, where we meet a plump teenage girl named Tracy Turnblad, whose lifelong dream is to dance on the local TV dance program known as The Crony Collins Show. When Tracy wins a role on the show and becomes an overnight sensation, she luanches a campaign to intergrate the show. As a Welcome to the 60's, let's go back to beginning to learn the history of the property itself. (more...)

Paramount Theatre to Bring Beauty to Sondheim's Dark Musical SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Some, others, many and bloody well everyone need to strap themselves in for Paramount Theatre's bold new production of Sweeney Todd-The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. (more...)

The Maxamoo Podcast Looks Back at the Best & Worst of 2016
by Maxamoo - Dec 7, 2016

It's Maxamoo's annual year-end extravaganza when all of their most frequent contributors gather on a single episode to discuss the year in review of the theater in New York City. This is the first half of their two-part year-end podcast. Next week we'll share the second half, listener questions. (more...)

BWW Blog: Alyssa Sileo - Songs That Sum Up the Holiday Season
by Guest Blogger: Alyssa Sileo - Dec 7, 2016

Merry December, Drama Kids! This is the month in which we replace our mugs of throat coat with mugs of hot chocolate and sit in Holiday Cabaret techs for hours. Our celebrations are particularly shiny this time of year-so here comes a Songs That Sum Up With Lots of Tinsel. (more...)

Sydney Festival to Expand Free Offerings in New Spaces & Places
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Sydney Festival prides itself on the accessibility of its events. Inclusive programming, affordable ticketing options and a broad range of free events have ensured that Sydney Festival is open to all. For over forty years, Sydney Festival's audacious programming has appealed to both new and loyal attendees and provided audiences with the opportunity to see the very best local and international performing arts. (more...)

Experience 19th-Century NYC at Historic Players Club's Holiday Parties
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

The Players is hosting a pair of December events that will allow attendees to experience one of New York City's oldest and most storied private social clubs at its holiday finest, in a historic Gramercy Park mansion that brings 19th-century New York City to life.  (more...)

Breathe Through the Inauguration with Zachary Quinto and More at Rubin Museum
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

2017 is upon us! At the Rubin Museum of Art, breathe through inauguration season with several January mind/body programs and talks, including a reading featuring Zachary Quinto. Scroll down for details! (more...)

BoHo Announces Directors for 2017 Season, Featuring URINETOWN and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

BoHo Theatre is excited to announce directors for its upcoming 2017 season. BoHo is focused on bringing people together through an eclectic mix of musicals, dramas, and classic plays, inspiring its community to make caring, thoughtful relationships the highest priority. (more...)

Coronado Playhouse Closes Out the Season with A HOLIDAY CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Coronado Playhouse, the Community's Theatre, closes out its 70th Anniversary Season with A Holiday Cabaret on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 7 pm. Featuring many of CPH's favorite performers, the stage will be transformed into a 'Coronado Coffeehouse' with a piano, open microphone and plenty of the season's most popular songs for the most wonderful time of the year. Audiences are invited to relax in a casual setting with cocktails or coffee and sing along to classics that include The Christmas Song, Jingle Bell Rock, Baby It's Cold Outside, Silent Night and an original song Dance With Me Santa. (more...)

by Joni Lorraine - Dec 6, 2016

ZACH's A Christmas Carol isn't the only game in town, ya know? Before Dave Steakley masterminded the mashup of the classic Dickens tale with contemporary hit music there was another staple of the Austin holiday theatre scene, ok? Martin Burke has been doling out shade on the holiday madness by way of David Sedaris' classic SANTALAND DIARIES since William Jefferson Clinton was in office. And there's practically no crying and sentiment and warm fuzzy Christmas cheer to be found in it, thank GOODNESS, fer CRYINOUTLOUD! (more...)

BWW Review: Applause, But No Standing Ovation for CABARET at Blank Canvas - But Big Time Accolades of Alan Cumming in Concert
by Roy Berko - Dec 6, 2016

Cabaret. It's 1931 in Germany, a country of unrest. We find ourselves at the Kit Kat Klub, a seedy Cabaret, a place of decadence and emotional abandonment. Hanging over the entire scene is the aura of the growth of the Nazi party and the impending reign of terror. (more...)

Award Winning LIMBO UNHINGES for Adelaide Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

New music, themes, artists and acts are all on the program for LIMBO UNHINGED, an altogether darker, crazier party from the creators of the award winning, international sensation LIMBO; (Pick of the Fringe (2013), Winner Best Circus & Physical Theatre (Adelaide Fringe 2014), Winner Cabaret Award (Perth Fringe World 2016)).  (more...)

BWW Review: Singer DENNIS MCNEIL Performs a Mellow CHRISTMAS CABARET in Hermosa Beach
by Don Grigware - Dec 6, 2016

On Sunday December 4 Irish tenor Dennis McNeil presented The Christmas Show at The Lounge of The Comedy and Magic Club in Hermosa Beach to an enthusiastic sellout crowd. This marked his 44th appearance in this venue, so he must be doing something right. He has a multitude of fans who keep coming back five or six times a year. A former opera singer, McNeil has sung for Presidents and in concert venues, including stadiums, around the world. He can adapt himself to any venue, and of course, in a room of this size that accommodates 100, he gets the chance to be up close, warm and personal and like most Irishmen, tell stories, some funny and a few... deliciously off-color. Throughout the 90-minute set, McNeil held his audience spellbound with his magnificent vocal range, a slew of Christmas songs - both pop and religious - and candid observations about the commercialism of Christmas. He was accompanied by skilled musical director Ed Martel, with whom he has had a long and fruitful association. (more...)

Yael Naim to Perform Live on Good Day NY This Morning
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Catch French-Israeli artist Yael Naim LIVE this morning on Fox's Good Day New York (approx. 9:35am) performing the critically acclaimed single ¬ďCoward¬Ē off her latest LP Older. (more...)

KINGDOM COME World Premiere Enters Final Weeks Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company will conclude the world-premiere production of Jenny Rachel Weiner's Kingdom Come, directed by Kip Fagan, on Sunday, December 18. The cast features Crystal Finn (Layne), Carmen M. Herlihy (Samantha Carlin), Alex Hernandez (Dominick Aquendo), Socorro Santiago (Delores Aquendo) and Stephanie Styles (Suz) as part of Roundabout's 50th Anniversary season. (more...)

Lynn University Launches 'The Mabel Mercer Foundation's Cabaret at Lincoln Center' Series in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Lynn University and Jan McArt, producer and director of theatre arts program development, today announced that it will be launching in January the popular Mabel Mercer Foundation's Cabaret at Lincoln Center comes to Live at Lynn series. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Scenes from Mile Square Theatre's IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE!
by Stage Tube - Dec 6, 2016

Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, presents the holiday favorite It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. Transforming its new theatre space into a 1940's radio studio, the audience is transported to the golden age of radio, as cast members from radio station WMST perform Frank Capra's classic holiday tale of individualism, optimism and community. Tickets available at, or by calling 201-683-7014. (more...)

Hillbarn Theatre Kicks Off 2017 with Kander and Ebb's CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Hillbarn Theatre - the Peninsula's premier theatre company - kicks off 2017 with John Kander and Fred Ebb's acclaimed musical masterpiece, Cabaret. (more...)

On the Scene: Are You Ready for HAIRSPRAY LIVE? Test Your Knowledge!
by Randy Rainbow - Dec 6, 2016

HAIRSPRAY LIVE! is coming, and it can't be stopped! Before the broadcast airs, test your knowledge as Randy Rainbow arrives in the theatre district to check in with ordinary fans like you! (more...)

FRIGID NEW YORK @ HORSE TRADE Announces January Lineup for Kraine Theater and UNDER St. Marks
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

FRIGID NEW YORK @ HORSE TRADE has announced  the January lineup for its venues the Kraine Theater and UNDER St. Marks. See the full schedule below: (more...)

Photo Coverage: Joel Grey Honored with York Theatre Company's Oscar Hammerstein Award
by Walter McBride - Dec 6, 2016


Charles Busch to Perform, Chat New Album with Richard Skipper at The Triad
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Charles Busch joins Richard Skipper's old-fashioned variety/talk show on Friday, December 9 at 7:00 pm. He will be sitting down with Richard to discuss his first CD, Charles Busch's 'Live at Feinstein's/54 Below' with Tom Judson on piano, just released December 1, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: Stageworks Theatre Presents THE GREAT GATSBY
by Peter Nason - Dec 6, 2016

It's a hit and miss production, but Lauren Buglioli and several cast members stand out. (more...)

BWW Review: AN ACT OF GOD at Denver Center
by Chris Arneson - Dec 6, 2016

If you're in the mood for church but you're looking for something that actually makes sense, An Act of God might be right up your alley. (more...)

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