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Cabaret casting?

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Cabaret casting?#0
Posted: 8/15/06 at 8:43am
So its alleged by WhatsOnStage that the following people are to be cast in Cabaret:

Anna Maxwell-Martin as Sally Bowles, Sheila Hancock as Fraulein Schneider and James Dreyfus as the Emcee.

Personally, i like the idea of Anna Maxwell-Martin and Sheila Hancock but i think casting James Dreyfus leaves a lot to be desired! Any views?
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re: Cabaret casting?#1
Posted: 8/15/06 at 9:38am
Unimpressive cast grrrrrrrrrr
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re: Cabaret casting?#2
Posted: 8/15/06 at 9:54am
Denise Van Outen isnt in it then good good!do you think it will last long on the west end?
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re: Cabaret casting?#3
Posted: 8/15/06 at 11:12am
I think theres a potential market for Cabaret at the moment but they really need to get the casting right for it to make a substantial impact - get it right, it will be brilliant but get it wrong and it could be a disaster. I'm glad that Martine McCutheon and Denise Van Outen are not in the frame for Sally Bowles - supposedly at least. I just dont understand the logic about James Dreyfus - i mean, why on earth?!
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re: Cabaret casting?#4
Posted: 8/15/06 at 3:15pm
I heard that Eddie Izzard was to play Sally Bowles!!!! Not sure how reliable that was but what a laugh
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re: Cabaret casting?#5
Posted: 8/17/06 at 8:39am
James Dreyfus is always a surprise and very good at things he choses to do.

I agree though that it has to be the right cast, but with Burger King producing it is likely to be a crap cast.
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re: Cabaret casting?#6
Posted: 8/19/06 at 9:05am
I was wrong about Eddie izzard-he is supposedly doing the MC- now I dont beleive anything my friend says
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re: Cabaret casting?#7
Posted: 8/19/06 at 2:02pm
I thought Glenn Carter was supposed to be in.
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re: Cabaret casting?#8
Posted: 8/19/06 at 4:03pm
I can't wait until this thing get's up and running so we can see how it turns out.
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re: Cabaret casting?#9
Posted: 8/20/06 at 3:27pm
I think Anna Maxwell Martin will be fantastic, but like you i'm not sold on James Dreyfuss. Its a shame that we are not getting thae Sam Mendes version. In saying that Rufus Thomas may well surpise up all.
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re: Cabaret casting?#10
Posted: 8/20/06 at 3:51pm
We did have the Sam Mendes version before it hit Broadway.... although the Donmar to Studio 54 was not the same scale!!!!
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re: Cabaret casting?#11
Posted: 8/20/06 at 4:06pm
I did see the Donmar version with Jane Horrocks, but this was extremely stripped down compared to the broadway version. It did work on a different level though. I love Jane Horrocks but i didnt warm to her as Sally Bowles.
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re: Cabaret casting?#12
Posted: 8/21/06 at 5:59am
Thought the Sam Mendes Donmar production - before it went to Broadway - was superb. Truly superb.

Yup it was a "stripped down" production... but I thought that was its appeal... it focused so much on the performances and the plot with out anything un-necessary getting in the way and distracting the audience!

Its just a shame it didn't run in London longer or as long as it did on Broadway.