Photo Flash: National Tour of CABARET Comes to the Broward Center

Roundabout Theatre Company announced casting for the Fort Lauderdale premiere of the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award®-winning production of CABARET. CABARET is coming to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts for a limited two week run, January 10 - 22, 2017.

Tickets are available at the Broward Center AutoNation Box Office, 201 SW Fifth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33312, browardcenter.org or call 954.462.0222. Orders for groups of ten (10) or more may be placed by calling 954.660.6307. Ticket prices start at $35*.

Randy Harrison, best known for his portrayal of Justin in the Showtime drama "Queer as Folk," steps into the role of the Emcee and "deserves every moment in the spotlight" exclaims Sharon Eberson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette while Andrea Goss, a veteran of Roundabout's CABARET on Broadway returning to the role of Sally Bowles "is magnetic at every turn - spectacular" hails Hedy Weiss of the Chicago Sun-Times. Joining them are Benjamin Eakeley (Cabaret/Broadway) as Clifford Bradshaw, Alison Ewing (Cabaret/Broadway) as Fräulein Kost, Mary Gordon Murray (Hands on a Hardbody) as Fräulein Schneider, Scott Robertson (Cabaret/Broadway) as Herr Schultz and Patrick Vaill (Macbeth) as Ernst Ludwig.

True quadruple threats, the cast which also doubles as the Kit Kat Band includes Kelsey Beckert (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers), Sarah Bishop (42nd Street), Chelsey Clark, Ryan DeNardo (Grease), Lori Eure (Cabaret/Broadway), Kendal Hartse (Cinderella), Andrew Hubacher (Cabaret/Broadway), Joey Khoury (Altar Boyz), Chris Kotera (Evita), Tommy McDowell (American Idiot), Samantha Shafer (Rocky), Laura Sheehy (Cabaret/Broadway), Steven Wenslawski (Spamalot), Bob Amaral (A Funny Thing....) and Lucy Sorlucco (The Phantom of the Opera). The Kit Kat Band is under the direction of conductor Robert Cookman and also features Alec Bart (Associate Music Director/keyboard), Bobby Brennen (bass) and Taurus Lovely (drums).

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.

Roundabout's production of Cabaret opened on Broadway on March 19, 1998 starring Alan Cumming and Natasha Richardson and won four Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical. Alan Cumming received the Tony Award for Best Actor in 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 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 1166 performances.

ROUNDABOUT ON TOUR: 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.

Photo credit: Joan Marcus

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Photo Flash: National Tour of CABARET Comes to the Broward Center
Randy Harrison as Emcee, Benjamin Eakeley as Clifford Bradshaw and Patrick Vaill as Ernst Ludwig in the 2016 National Touring production of Roundabout Theatre Company's CABARET.

Photo Flash: National Tour of CABARET Comes to the Broward Center
Andrea Goss as Sally Bowles and Benjamin Eakeley as Clifford Bradshaw in the 2016 National Touring production of Roundabout Theatre Company's CABARET

Photo Flash: National Tour of CABARET Comes to the Broward Center
Scott Robertson as Herr Schultz and Mary GorDon Murray as Fraulein Schneider in the 2016 National Touring production of Roundabout Theatre Company's CABARET

Photo Flash: National Tour of CABARET Comes to the Broward Center
The 2016 National Touring production of Roundabout Theatre Company's CABARET

Photo Flash: National Tour of CABARET Comes to the Broward Center
Randy Harrison as the Emcee in the National Tour of Roundabout Theatre Company’s CABARET

Photo Flash: National Tour of CABARET Comes to the Broward Center
Randy Harrison as the Emcee in the National Tour of Roundabout Theatre Company’s CABARET

Photo Flash: National Tour of CABARET Comes to the Broward Center
Randy Harrison as the Emcee in the National Tour of Roundabout Theatre Company’s CABARET

Photo Flash: National Tour of CABARET Comes to the Broward Center
Randy Harrison as the Emcee in the National Tour of Roundabout Theatre Company’s CABARET

Photo Flash: National Tour of CABARET Comes to the Broward Center
Andrea Goss as Sally Bowles, Randy Harrison as the Emcee and the 2016 National Touring cast of Roundabout Theatre Company’s CABARET

Photo Flash: National Tour of CABARET Comes to the Broward Center
Andrea Goss as Sally Bowles, Randy Harrison as the Emcee and the 2016 National Touring cast of Roundabout Theatre Company’s CABARET

Photo Flash: National Tour of CABARET Comes to the Broward Center
Andrea Goss as Sally Bowles, Randy Harrison as the Emcee and the 2016 National Touring cast of Roundabout Theatre Company’s CABARET

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