Emma Stone to Make Broadway Debut in CABARET?
An article in today's The Wrap reports that Emma Stone is currently in talks to make her Broadway debut in the upcoming revival of CABARET in the role of Sally Bowles. The story cites "an individual with knowledge of her plans" as the source.
Earlier this week, BWW reported that Anne Hathaway was under consideration for the iconic role however her publicist promptly denied the report to the New York Times. However it was confirmed by Cabaret composer John Kander that the Roundabout Theater Company, which revived the musical back in 1998, is planning to bring the show back to Studio 54 in early 2014. Alan Cumming is attached to reprise his role as the Emcee with rehearsals scheduled to get underway in January 2014.
Stone would take on the role of Sally Bowles portrayed on fillm by Academy Award winner Liza Minnelli. The character is described as an "American underground club singer whose life and checkered love affairs form the spine of the Weimer Republic-set musical."
Representatives for Stone and a representative for the Roundabout Theater Company have declined to comment on the report.
Stone most recently appeared on the big screen in "Gangster Squad" and lent her voice to DreamWorks hit animated film "The Croods." Next summer she will reprise her role as Gwen Stacy in the second installment of "The Amazing Spider-Man."
Cabaret is based on a book written by Christopher Isherwood, with music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. The 1966 Broadway production became a hit and spawned a 1972 film starring Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey. It was revived on Broadway in both 1987 and 1998.