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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.

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Mother's Ruin
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jun 28, 2017

BWW speaks to the creators of Mother's Ruin ahead of their run at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

by Alistair Wilkinson - Jun 28, 2017

After a 20-year absence, acclaimed American singer Lorna Dallas returns to Cabaret with Home Again, a music medley that pairs classics by celebrated composers with less well-known, personal favourites chosen by Dallas herself. (more...)

Review Roundup: LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL, Starring Audra McDonald, Opens in the West End
by Review Roundups - Jun 28, 2017

Last night, Audra McDonald, the Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winning singer and actress, made her long-awaited West End debut as jazz legend Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill. Let's see what the critics had to say! (more...)

Photo Flash: Lorna Dallas Returns to the World of Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

After a two-decade absence, internationally acclaimed West End and New York singing star Lorna Dallas returns to the world of Cabaret with her new show, 'Home Again,' at Live at Zedel at Crazy Coqs, 20 Sherwood Street London W1, on Tuesday 27 June and Tuesday 4 July. (more...)

BWW Review: Jordan Goodsell Debuts INTO LOVE at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal
by Don Grigware - Jun 28, 2017

It's always a pleasure to come to a Cabaret debut and have a far greater experience than expected. Such was the case when I attended Jordan Goodsell: Into Love on Monday June 26 at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal. I had seen Goodsell in 3-D Theatricals' The Addams Family a few years back, but, frankly, it was an ensemble role, and not enough to give me an indication of his exorbitant talent. He is currently a big hit in Frozen: The Musical Live at the Hyperion for Disney Theatrical Productions at Disney Resort in Anaheim. It's no wonder as this handsome six foot 24 year-old has a magnetic appeal. And then when he opens his mouth to sing, what comes out of his baritone/tenor range is a powerhouse voice that commands atention. (more...)

Network of Independent Critics Announces Participants for Edinburgh 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

After a successful first season at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the NIC has again selected a team of specialist critics who will each focus on niche or genre performance over a six-night stay at the Fringe. (more...)

Hull UK City Of Culture 2017 Heads To Edinburgh Festival Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Hull UK City of Culture 2017 will head to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this August to bring the spirit of its vibrant cultural scene and its unprecedented year in the national spotlight to the world-renowned arts festival. (more...)

BWW Review: VIVIAN SESSOMS at Wheatsheaf Hotel
by Barry Lenny - Jun 28, 2017

Be sure to catch this amazing singer next time she is in town. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Sultry Stars of CABARET at Serenbe Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Serenbe Playhouse, recipient of the prestigious American Theatre Wing grant, and recently honored with the most Suzi Bass Awards for a musical in Atlanta (Miss Saigon), will present Cabaret, by Joe Masteroff and John Kander and Fred Ebb. Directed by Brian Clowdus, the show opens on August 3rd and runs to August 27th. Cabaret will be produced at The Open Air Room in Serenbe. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in character below! (more...)

Natalie Weiss, Trey Ellett, and English Bernhardt to Join Joan Vazquez at his Feinstein's/54 Below Debut
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Spanish performer Joan Vazquez will make his New York City debut with 'Something's Coming - a Sondheim tribute' at the renowned 54 Below on Wednesday 5th July at 9.30pm. (more...)

Joe's Pub Announces Line-Up of Powerhouse Divas this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Joe's Pub is proud to present a collection of powerful divas playing at the top of their game in the months of July and August. (more...)

Peterborough Players Present the New Hampshire Premiere of CONSTELLATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Science and romance collide in this unusual love story that's delighted audiences in New York and London. A spellbinding journey begins with a simple encounter between a man and a woman: Marianne and Roland. (more...)

Steven Brinberg to Star in SIMPLY BARBRA'S BROADWAY at the Rrazz Room
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Barbra Streisand plays an intimate club in New the guise of world renowned impressionist Steven Brinberg as SIMPLY BARBRA'S BROADWAY on Saturday, JuLy 8th at 7:30 pm at the Rrazz Room, 6426 Lower York Road (Clarion Hotel), New Hope, PA 18938. (more...)

Opera Philadelphia to Premiere WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

September marks the launch of O17, the inaugural edition of Opera Philadelphia's game-changing new annual season-opening festival, and We Shall Not Be Moved (Sep 16-24) is one of three world premieres with which the company looks forward to baptizing the festival by fire. (more...)

by Barry Lenny - Jun 27, 2017

Ryan and Baulderstone's passion shines through. (more...)

FIAF Announces 2017 Crossing the Line Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

The French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, has announced the Crossing the Line Festival 2017, the eleventh annual edition of its path-breaking fall arts festival. (more...)

Unitard, Adrienne Truscott, 2SCOOPS and More Coming Up This Week at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public Theater has announced its nightly performances running June 28 - July 9, 2017. Scroll down for details! (more...)

See 4 Shows for Only $20 with FST's Children's Theatre Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

From timeless heroes to a trip to Narnia, Florida Studio Theatre is taking families on an original and engaging adventure into the world of Children's Theatre. Children's Theatre subscriptions are on sale for ONLY $20. Single tickets are $10. For more information on the full subscription packages please contact Box Office at 941-366-9000 or visit the Children's Theatre page online at (more...)

Together Pangea Announces North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

LA rock quartet Together Pangea today announced a North American tour in support of their forthcoming album Bulls and Roosters, due out August 25th via Nettwerk. The Bulls and Roosters Tour will kick off on September 14th in San Diego, CA and wrap on October 22nd, and feature support from Tall Juan and Daddy Issues. (more...)

SALON SONGBOOK, LONESOME TRAVELER and More Set for Schimmel Center's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Schimmel Center, at Pace University in downtown Manhattan, today announces programming for its 2017-2018 season, consisting of nearly 30 events. (more...)

David Alan Grier, Gilbert Gottfried, Colin Jost and More Coming Up This July at Carolines on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Carolines on Broadway, New York City's premier comedy venue, presents its talented line-up for the month of July, highlighted by headliners Michael Blackson, 'The African King of Comedy,' from the film Next Friday, July 1 and 2; David Alan Grier, from NBC's The Carmichael Show, July 6 - 8; Sugar Sammy, from his HBO Canada special In Concert:  Direct from Montreal , July 13 - 15; Craig Shoemaker, 'The Love Master,' July 19; Gilbert Gottfried, from the documentary film Gilbert, July 20; and Colin Jost, co-anchor of Weekend Update on NBC's Saturday Night Live, July 21 and 22; and Lil Duval, from the film Grow House, July 27 - 30. (more...)

BWW Interview: Candice Guardino and ITALIAN BRED at NJ Venues
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 27, 2017

Candice Guardino will visit New Jersey this summer performing at Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park followed by Morris Museum's Bickford Theatre in August. (more...)

Suspenseful WAIT UNTIL DARK Coming to Millbrook Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

The Board of Directors and Millbrook Playhouse Artistic Director, David Leidholdt, will present another one of Frederick Knott's psychological thrillers, WAIT UNTIL DARK. (more...)

Washington Pavilion Announces On-Sale Dates for KINKY BOOTS, WIZARD OF OZ and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

The Washington Pavilion has announced that individual tickets for nine 2017-18 performances go on sale as follows... (more...)

The Encore! Producers Awards Extends Top Hollywood Fringe Shows
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

The Encore! Producers' Awards, produced by Combined Artform, returns for the eighth year with extended runs of the best of the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2017 at eleven Hollywood venues.  (more...)

State Theatre Announces Line-Up for 91st Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

The State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, PA, announces its 2017-18 Season, the 91st season at the historic venue.  Tickets for the new season will go on sale to State Theatre Members on Wednesday, August 2nd, to the public on Wednesday, August 16th. (more...)

An Encore of Katie McGrath's SIGNIFICANT OTHERS Comes to Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Katie McGrath, noted Midwest performer and new Manhattan citizen, appears in an encore performance of her acclaimed Cabaret show, "Significant Others," at New York's famed Metropolitan Room on Friday, August 4th at 7pm. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Courtney Act
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jun 27, 2017

BWW speaks to drag superstar Courtney Act about her Edinburgh Fringe show The Girl From Oz. (more...)

BWW Review: LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL, Wyndham's Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jun 27, 2017

One American great inhabits another in this superior Cabaret, as the Broadway legend Audra McDonald slips into the skin - and unforgettable voice - of jazz icon Billie Holiday. The emotional sensitivity makes it far more than just an immensely skilful impersonation, and makes McDonald's delayed West End debut well worth the wait. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Within the context of today's racial and political climate, THE MISEDUCATION OF 55TH STREET uses humor, poetry and music to examine where we've been¬Öand where we're going. From parent/teacher relationships in CPS classrooms, to backyard barbecues on Chicago's South Side, THE MISEDUCATION OF 55TH STREET explores the complexities of our "true selves" and our collective search for meaning. (more...)

BWW Review: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2017: CLASS OF CABARET 2017 at Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre
by Barry Lenny - Jun 27, 2017

The Class of Cabaret performances are always well worth seeing (more...)

Vincent Pastore and Sally Struthers to Star in BULLETS OVER BROADWAY at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

The Ogunquit Playhouse takes audience on a hilarious trip back to the Roaring Twenties with their production of the musical adaptation of Woody Allen and Douglas McGrath's madcap film, Bullets Over Broadway on stage from July 5 - July 29. (more...)

Brian Clowdus and Molly Tynes to Star in Racy Rendition of CABARET at Serenbe Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Serenbe Playhouse, recipient of the prestigious American Theatre Wing grant, and recently honored with the most Suzi Bass Awards for a musical in Atlanta (Miss Saigon), will present Cabaret, by Joe Masteroff and John Kander and Fred Ebb. Directed by Brian Clowdus, the show opens on August 3rd and runs to August 27th. Cabaret will be produced at The Open Air Room in Serenbe. (more...)

BWW Review: Brian Stokes Mitchell Plays With Music in a Captivating Night of Hope and Joy
by Amy Oestreicher - Jun 27, 2017

Brian Stokes Mitchell is a man of many talents. He's a stage and film veteran with the most glorious baritone voice. The gifted actor took the stage at Feinstein's/54 Below on his own for the first time this month with a concert of songs, mainly from his forthcoming album PLAYING WITH MUSIC. (more...)

BWW Review: PUT THE BLAME ON MAME Puts Willow Sizer's Name in the Game at Chapel Off Chapel
by Brodie Paparella - Jun 27, 2017

Willow Sizer takes you right back into the presence of scintillating forties diva songstresses, all the way down to the shivers along your upper arms. Sitting spellbound in the Loft at Chapel of Chapel, an uncontainable crowd were transported back to the times of undulating figures and captivating stylings. Sizer's Cabaret show, Put the Blame on Mame is a genuine and charming education on her upbringing discovering her legitimately impressive talents under the guiding hand of blueprints set down my masterminds like Eartha Kitt, Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe and Rita Hayworth. The show was so good, this reviewer questioned whether they had lost their wits completely, the kind of platitudes it was engineering in his ordinarily critical mind, completely disarmed by Sizer's singing and sensuality evocative of everything those incredible women brought into our collective consciousness. (more...)

Cafe Carlyle Announces Fall Season Featuring Mandy Gonzalez, Duncan Sheik, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel is pleased to announce the Cafe Carlyle's fall 2017 season, which features the venue debuts of songwriter/composer Duncan Sheik, and actress/singer Mandy Gonzalez; as well as the return of audience favorites Herb Alpert & Lani Hall, Rita Wilson, John Pizzarelli & Jessica Molaskey, and Steve Tyrell. (more...)

BWW Picks for Best Cabaret Shows in NYC This Week, 6/26 to 7/2
by BWW Staff - Jun 26, 2017

Published every Monday, BroadwayWorld Cabaret writers will pick their top recommendations for shows throughout NYC during the upcoming week. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Rory O'Malley, Alan Cumming, Jane Lynch and More Celebrate Pride at Concert For America
by Stage Tube - Jun 26, 2017

The sixth edition of Concert For America was held at The Curran in San Francisco on Saturday, June 24 at 7pm. The concert was 'an evening of entertainment with stars of film, television, music, comedy, and Broadway raising funds for five national organizations working to protect civil rights.' Watch clips from the performances and speeches given at the event below! (more...)

Byron St. Cyr Returns to Don't Tell Mama with 4600 MITHRA: MY NEW ORLEANS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Byron St. Cyr returns to Don't Tell Mama with another visit to 4600 Mithra: My New Orleans on Saturday, July 8th at 8pm. This swinging night of jazz was debuted in March, and he's back with his trio and some new and old standards that remind him of home. He will be joined by his musical director Drew Wutke; with direction by Jim Brigman once again. (more...)

ROMANCE OF THE WESTERN CHAMBER Will Get U.S. Premiere this Fall at TADA!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Bob Ost & Wildly Productive Productions and Xoregos Performing Company, with generous support by Granite Hills Press and The Confucius Institute of San Diego University, are thrilled to announce that Romance of the Western Chamber, a musical adaptation (in English) of the fabled Chinese classic Xi Xiang Ji, will make its U.S. Premiere this fall. The production will play a strictly limited engagement of 14 performances, beginning Thursday, September 14 at TADA! Theater (located at 15 W. 28th Street, 3rd Floor), with opening night scheduled for Saturday, September 16, 2017. Performances will take place according to the following schedule: Thursdays & Friday at 8:00pm; Saturdays at 2pm & 8pm; and Sundays at 3pm. (more...)

2017 Hollywood Fringe Award Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

The 8th Annual Hollywood Fringe Festival concluded last night with its annual Award Ceremony and Closing Night Party.  Over 800 people attended the Award Ceremony, which took place at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre. (more...)

Queenie van de Zandt Stars in in BLUE: The Songs Of Joni Mitchell
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

After a sell-out show at the Queensland Cabaret Festival, Cabaret chanteuse Queenie van de Zandt brings her new show to the Melbourne Cabaret Festival and to Sydney at The Hayes Theatre. In BLUE, Queenie, renowned for her artful storytelling and raw, emotive vocals, explores the songs, stories and art of the musical legend that is Joni Mitchell. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Irish Repertory Theatre announced today an extension for WOODY SEZ: THE LIFE & MUSIC OF WOODY GUTHRIE, directed by Nick Corley (Kissing Jessica Stein), which will now run through August 20. (more...)

SOUND OF MUSIC Touring Nuns to Sing SWEENEY TODD in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Exeunt Productions in association with La Ti Do Productions present concert selections from Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at Penn Social on Thursday, June 29th at 11:30pm. (more...)

Three Memphis Tenors Come to Theatre Memphis
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Three Memphis Tenors… and a Baritone, a fun and original Cabaret performance as part of a Summer Showcase, opens at Theatre Memphis in the Next Stage July 7 and runs through July 23, 2017. Featuring four Theatre Memphis mainstay performers, Philip Himebook, Charles McGowan, Joseph Lackie, and Charles 'Chuck' Hodges, Theatre Memphis has created its very own version of the The Three Tenors but with a twist.  With favorites primarily from Broadway and opera, musical director Jeff Brewer has conceived an evening that will unite the best and brightest voices for the perfect summer offering. (more...)

Daniel Reece, Michael Boatman, Kevin Cahoon, Meredith Garretson, Paul Whitty and More Line Up for Ken Ludwig's ROBIN HOOD! at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of an exciting Globe-commissioned world premiere comedy, Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood! (more...)

by Cabaret Creators - Jun 26, 2017

This post is part of PUTTING IT TOGETHER, a new monthly series of narratives from artists putting together Cabaret shows in New York. Each edition will be written by the show's creator and consist of two to four parts about the show's conception, creative process, and execution. (more...)

Lauren Elder, Mike Hot-Pence Headline 10th MADAME'S SOIREE, 7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Cabaret patroness Madame Mathieu celebrates her 10th show at The Duplex by selecting Broadway's Lauren Elder (Sideshow, HAIR) and political personality Mike Hot-Pence as guests of honor at the July edition of the Bistro Awards Critics' Pick Madame Mathieu's Soiree. An additional guest of honor will be named in the coming days. (more...)

Roundabout's NAPOLI, BROOKLYN Officially Bows Tomorrow Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

A friendly reminder! Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Roundabout Underground alumni playwright Meghan Kennedy's (Too Much, Too Much, Too Many) new play Napoli, Brooklyn, commissioned by Roundabout, directed by Gordon Edelstein, opens officially tomorrow, June 27, 2017 at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 W 46th Street). (more...)

BWW Interview: Laura Osnes Joins A CAPITOL FOURTH Line-Up, Talks Why She's Proud to Be An American
by Steve Schonberg - Jun 26, 2017

BroadwayWorld had a chance to catch up with Laura Osnes this past weekend to hear about heading to Washington, D.C. and other exciting news, including the recent release of the Bandstand original cast album. (more...)

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