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The Gateway Presents Kander and Ebb's CABARET

The Gateway Presents Kander and Ebb's CABARETJohn Kander, Fred Ebb, and Joe Masteroff's Tony-winning masterpiece, Cabaret, opens at The Gateway on August 3, (Previews begin August 1) featuring unforgettable songs like "Maybe This Time," "Two Ladies," "Don't Tell Mama," and the title song, "Cabaret." Ticket prices range from $59-$89 per show with Previews starting at $49. Student discounts and group rates are available. For a complete list of show times, pricing and more information about the season, visit our website, tickets on-line or through the box office at 631-286-1133.

One of the most iconic and important musicals of our time, Cabaret takes us deep into the seedy nightlife of Berlin on the eve of Hitler's rise to power. Based on John Van Druten's 1951 play I Am Camera, which was adapted from Christopher Isherwood's Berlin Stories, Cabaret follows the interlocking stories of a cabaret singer, a writer from America, and the denizens of post-World War I Berlin as they are caught up in the swirling maelstrom of a changing society.

The show stars Gateway alum and Broadway veteran, Josh Canfield as the Emcee whose Broadway credits include Dr. Zhivago and Natasha Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812; and The Gateway's Anything Goes (opposite Sally Struthers and Andrea McArdle), The Rocky Horror Show, and Memphis. Joining Mr. Canfield will be Cortney Wolfson as Sally Bowles in her Gateway debut. Ms. Wolfson's Broadway and Tour credits include Kinky Boots, The Addams Family, Legally Blonde and the revival of Les Misérables.

Cliff will be played by Stephen Grant Douglas in his Gateway debut. Mr. Douglas appeared in the National Tour of Ghost the Musical as Sam Wheat. Fräluein Shcneider will be played by Dorothy Stanley whose countless Broadway credits include Billy Elliot, Gypsy, Sweeney Todd, La Cage Aux Folles, 42nd Street and Show Boat. Steve Brady will play Herr Schultz in his return to The Gateway. Previous credits at The Gateway include Hello Dolly, A Christmas Carol, Rock of Ages, Anything Goes (opposite Sally Struthers and Andrea McArdle), and My Fair Lady; his Broadway credits include Inherit the Wind along with countless regional theatrical credits. Ernst will be played by Alex Puette whose Broadway credits include Legally Blonde, Young Frankenstein, A Christmas Story and West Side Story. Fräulein Kost will be played by Adriana Milbrath who recently played the role of Fraulein Kost on the National Tour of Cabaret.

The ensemble will include Kelsey Beckert, Jane Papageorge, Chaz Feurestine, Mark Ryan Anderson, Delaney Love, Stephanie Israelson, Lauren Renehan, Taylor Habershaw, Cedric Greene, Kyle White, Clayton Howe, and Bjorn Bolinder.

Larry Raben will direct. Mr. Raben's Gateway credits include last year's sensational Mamma Mia, along with Nice Work if You Can Get It, Cinderella and Sunset Boulevard. Mr. Raben explains, "I am so excited to return to The Gateway to direct this timely and important piece by Kander and Ebb. Cabaret has spoken to so many generations through its provocative exploration of a time that will never be out of our minds. The energy and sensuality of this dynamic musical will be completely fresh for our Long Island patrons and audiences that visit from afar." Musical Direction will be by Robert Cookman, with choreography by Lee Martino.

Music and Lyrics for Cabaret are by John Kander (music) & Fred Ebb (lyrics). The John Kander and Fred Ebb collaboration of four decades has created Broadway standards and contemporary classics: Flora, the Red Menace; Cabaret (Tony Award); The Happy Time; Zorba; 70, Girls, 70; Chicago; The Act; Woman of the Year (Tony Award, Best Score); The Rink; Kiss of the Spider Woman (Tony Award, Best Score); and Steel Pier. Their musicals also transferred to television as they wrote original material for the Academy Awards, and to the Silver Screen with their work in Cabaret which won 8 Academy Awards including Bob Fosse (Best Director), Liza Minelli (Best Actress), and Joel Grey (Best Supporting Actor). Other Silver Screen credits include New York, New York, Funny Lady and Chicago, which eventually won the Oscar for Best Picture and garnered critical acclaim for its leads Renee Zellweger, Queen Latifah, Richard Gere and an Oscar for Catherine Zeta Jones (Best Supporting Actress).

Joe Masteroff (book) came to New York from Philadelphia after attending Temple University and serving in the U.S. Air Force. He has been represented in New York City by the play, The Warm Peninsula, the libretto for an operatic version of Eugene O'Neill's Desire under the Elms, and the book and lyrics for a recent production of Six Wives at the York Theatre Company.

AUGUST 1-18 at The Gateway

Student Rush Price $35 (1hr before showtime with Student ID)

Preview Performances start at $49
Wednesday, August 1 at 8pm
Thursday, August 2 at 2pm
Thursday, August 2 at 8pm

Press Opening will be Friday, Sugust 3 at 8pm

Closing Performance will be Saturday, August 18 at 8pm | (631) 286-1133 The Gateway is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that seeks to provide theatre of the highest caliber to the Long Island region and beyond. It is the region's oldest professional theatre.

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