CABARET National Tour, Starring Randy Harrison, Launches Tonight in Providence

The musical masterpiece returns, direct from Broadway! As part of their 50th Anniversary Season, Roundabout Theatre Company's Tony Award-winning production of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) CABARET begins performances tonight, January 26, in Providence, RI at the Providence Performing Arts Center.

Randy Harrison, best known for his portrayal of Justin in the Showtime drama "Queer as Folk," will step into the role of the Emcee while Andrea Goss, a veteran of Roundabout's CABARET on Broadway will return to the role of Sally Bowles. Joining them are Shannon Cochran (August: Osage County) as Fraulein Schneider, Alison Ewing (Cabaret/Broadway,) as Fraulein Kost, Mark Nelson (Picasso at the Lapin Agile) as Herr Schultz, Ned Noyes (You Can't Take It With You) as Ernst Ludwig and Lee Aaron Rosen (The Normal Heart) as Clifford Bradshaw.

The cast will also include Kelsey Beckert (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers), Sarah Bishop (42nd Street), Margaret Dudasik (Chautauqua!), Hillary Ekwall (How the Grinch Stole Christmas), Lori Eure (Cabaret/Broadway), Aisling Halpin (Peter and the Starcatcher), Leeds Hill (Cabaret/Broadway), Andrew Hubacher (Cabaret/Broadway), Joey Khoury (Altar Boyz), Tommy McDowell (American Idiot), Evan D. Siegel (Cabaret/Broadway), Dani Spieler (Legally Blonde), Steven Wenslawski (Spamalot), John Little ( My Fair Lady) and Lucy Sorlucco (The Phantom of the Opera).

John Kander, Fred Ebb and Joe Masteroff's Tony-winning musical features some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including "Cabaret," "Willkommen" and "Maybe This Time." CABARET is set in the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd--and to leave their troubles outside.

Roundabout Theatre Company's 50th Anniversary tour of CABARET features original Broadway direction by Sam Mendes and original co-direction & choreography by Rob Marshall. Tour direction is under the helm of BT McNicholl (Spamalot) and choreography is recreated by Cynthia Onrubia (Victor/Victoria).

The design team includes set design by Robert Brill (Assassins), costume design by William Ivey Long (Chicago), lighting design by Peggy Eisenhauer (Ragtime) and Mike Baldassari ("Nine"), sound design by Keith Caggiano (The Radio City Christmas Spectacular) based on the original Broadway design by Brian Ronan with hair and wig design by Paul Huntley. Cabaret features orchestrations by Michael Gibson (The Boy From Oz), music supervision & vocal arrangements by Patrick Vaccariello (On Your Feet) and music direction by Robert Cookman (Legally Blonde). Cabaret is based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood.

Following the run in Providence, the tour will continue on to more than 20 cities during its first season, including:

Pittsburgh, PA Benedum Center for the Performing Arts February 2 - February 7, 2016

Chicago, IL The PrivateBank Theatre February 9 - February 21, 2016

Milwaukee, WI Marcus Center for the Performing Arts February 23 - February 28, 2016

Des Moines, IA Des Moines Civic Center March 1 - March 6, 2016

Louisville, KY Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts March 8 - March 13, 2016

Greenville, SC Peace Center March 15 - March 20, 2016

Houston, TX The Hobby Center March 22 - March 27, 2016

Austin, TX Bass Concert Hall March 29 - April 3, 2016

New Orleans, LA The Saenger Theatre April 5 - April 10, 2016

Miami, FL Adrienne Arsht Center April 12 - April 17, 2016

Durham, NC Durham Performing Arts Center April 19 - April 24, 2016

Baltimore, MD The Hippodrome Theatre April 26 - May 1, 2016

Cincinnati, OH The Aronoff Center May 10 - May 22, 2016

Dallas, TX AT&T Performing Arts Center May 25 - June 5, 2016

Las Vegas, NV The Smith Center for the Performing Arts June 14 - June 19, 2016

San Francisco, CA The Golden Gate June 21 - July 17, 2016

Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Pantages Theatre July 19 - August 7, 2016

Costa Mesa, CA Segerstrom Center for the Arts August 9 - August 21, 2016

Charlotte, NC Belk Theatre November 8 - November 13, 2016

Additional cities through the summer of 2017 will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information, visit

Roundabout Theatre Company's acclaimed production of CABARET first opened on Broadway on March 19, 1998 starring Alan Cumming and Natasha Richardson and won four Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical. Cabaret went on to play on Broadway for six years and 2,378 performances before finishing its run on January 4, 2004. CABARET returned to Broadway and the infamous Studio 54 with performances beginning March 21, 2014 with Alan Cumming reprising his Tony-winning role as the Emcee. The production featured Michelle Williams, Emma Stone and Sienna Miller in the role of Sally Bowles and played 423 performances through March 29, 2015.

CABARET premiered on Broadway in 1966 and won eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, in addition to the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award, the Outer Critics' Circle Award, the Variety Poll of New York Critics, and London's Evening Standard Award. The original Broadway production played 1,166 performances.

Roundabout Theatre Company was most recently represented across the country with the critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning national tour of Anything Goes starring Rachel York which toured for 48 weeks. Before that, Twelve Angry Men toured for 2 years, spending 63 weeks across the United States and Canada. Roundabout's longest-running musical, the revival of Cabaret, received a multi-year tour across the country beginning in 1999. In 2011, Roundabout Theatre Company's acclaimed work reached a worldwide cinema audience with the HD capture and broadcast of their Tony nominated production of The Importance of Being Earnest, starring Brian Bedford.

Roundabout Theatre Company's 50th Anniversary Season celebrates the company's numerous accomplishments and vision for the future with bold new productions of classic plays, a revival of the Roundabout's first musical, and new work by some of the country's most exciting young talent. Founded in 1965, Roundabout Theatre Company has grown from a small 150-seat theatre in a converted Chelsea supermarket basement to become one of the nation's most influential not-for-profit theatre companies, as well as one of New York City's leading cultural institutions. Roundabout has been recognized with 29 Tonys, 41 Drama Desks, 50 Outer Critics Circle, 10 Obie and 15 Lucille Lortel Awards for its work on five stages, reaching more than 700,000 theatergoers and employing hundreds of artists each year. Bank of America is a proud 50th Anniversary Season sponsor - a partnership that makes possible Roundabout's many productions and not-for-profit initiatives during this landmark year.

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