CABARET National Tour Coming to New Orleans in April 2016
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) and Steven Wenslawski (Spamalot). 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.
The creative team for the North American tour includes original direction by Sam Mendes, original co-direction and choreography by Rob Marshall, tour direction recreated by BT McNicholl (Spamalot), tour choreography recreated by Cynthia Onrubia (Victor/Victoria), 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 PatrickVaccariello (On Your Feet) and music direction by Robert Cookman (Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark). 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.