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Date of Birth: June 01, 1901
Date of Death: December 19, 1957 (56)

Birth Place: London, ENGLAND
York Theatre Company's 'Uniquely York' Online Auction Adds New Items Photo York Theatre Company's 'Uniquely York' Online Auction Adds New Items
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2020

The York Theatre Company has added new items to its 50th Anniversary 'Uniquely York' Online Auction. Bidding has been extended and will now conclude Sunday evening, July 5, 2020 at 11:55PM.

York Theatre Company's UNIQUELY YORK Online Auction Extends Through June 30 Photo York Theatre Company's UNIQUELY YORK Online Auction Extends Through June 30
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2020

The York Theatre Company has announced an extension of its 50th Anniversary Online Auction now through June 30, 2020. Bidding on select items will conclude this Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 8:00PM. Bids are now being accepted online.

Photo Flash: Opening Night of CABARET at The Argyle Theatre Photo Photo Flash: Opening Night of CABARET at The Argyle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2020

Long Island's newest year-round professional theatrical venue, The Argyle Theatre (Mark and Dylan Perlman, Managing Partners; Evan Pappas, Artistic Director), presented the hit Broadway musical Cabaret with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and book by Joe Masteroff, based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood.

Photo Flash: First Look at CABARET at the Argyle Theatre Photo Photo Flash: First Look at CABARET at the Argyle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2020

Leave your troubles outside! Long Island's newest year-round professional theatrical venue, The Argyle Theatre presents the hit Broadway musical Cabaret with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and book by Joe Masteroff, based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood.

CABARET Begins Performances Tomorrow at The Arygle Theatre in Babylon Photo CABARET Begins Performances Tomorrow at The Arygle Theatre in Babylon
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2020

Long Island's newest year-round professional theatrical venue, The Argyle Theatre will present the hit Broadway musical Cabaret with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and book by Joe Masteroff, based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood.

ANNIE, CABARET and More Announced in Grand Theatre London's 2020/2021 Season Photo ANNIE, CABARET and More Announced in Grand Theatre London's 2020/2021 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2020

The Grand Theatre has announced its 2020/2021 Season. Running from September 2020 to May 2021, it is a season that includes a grand re-opening of refreshed and updated lobby spaces, performances in ten venues that span both our city and the country, partnerships with Neptune Theatre and Shaw Festival, and the return of a record-breaking, made-in-London production. It will be a season of what Artistic Director Dennis Garnhum describes as a?oea highly-eclectic journey to unexpected and unexplored territory. The Grand will be in ten different venues across the country. You will see us in places you would never expecta?"from a circus tent, to a coffee shop, from intimate studio theatres, to the largest national stagesa?"it is a season of bold and exciting theatre that we are proud to present.a??

The Argyle Theatre Has Announced Cast and Creative Team for CABARET Photo The Argyle Theatre Has Announced Cast and Creative Team for CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2020

Long Island's newest year-round professional theatrical venue, The Argyle Theatre (Mark and Dylan Perlman, Managing Partners; Evan Pappas, Artistic Director), will present the hit Broadway musical Cabaret with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and book by Joe Masteroff, based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood. Performances begin Thursday, March 12, 2020 for a limited engagement through Sunday afternoon, April 19, 2020 at The Argyle Theatre (34 West Main Street, Babylon, Long Island). Opening Night is Saturday evening, March 14, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. Cabaret is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

BWW Review: Encore Performing Arts Invites You to Come to the CABARET at Osceola Arts Photo BWW Review: Encore Performing Arts Invites You to Come to the CABARET at Osceola Arts
by Albert Gutierrez - Feb 22, 2020

The last time I attended a production at Osceola Arts, the stage had been transformed into 1899 New York City for a production of Newsies. Last night, I returned to Osceola Arts, but now found myself transported thirty-two years later and over four thousand miles eastward to Germany, specifically the Kit Kat Klub of Berlin as immortalized in the 1966 musical CABARET. Although we're now ninety years removed from the Weimar Republic, CABARET still feels timely as ever. Given what regime succeeded the Weimar Republic, maybe that should not be good news. Yet that is why we need shows like CABARET: reminders that the apathy and distractions we think help us get by should actually not be our only outlet for life and livelihood. The Kit Kat Klub becomes less a physical place than it does a state of mind, one that comments upon the action of the musical, but does so without the repercussions and consequences of the narrative, at least until the bitter end.

CABARET Comes to Bristol Riverside Theatre, Starring Lauren Molina of the Skivvies Photo CABARET Comes to Bristol Riverside Theatre, Starring Lauren Molina of the Skivvies
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020

Bristol Riverside Theatre presents the landmark Broadway musical Cabaret, with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and book by Joe Masteroff. Lauren Molina, of The Skivvies, will lead the cast as Sally Bowles.

Theater to Go at Kelsey Theatre is Bringing CABARET to the Stage Photo Theater to Go at Kelsey Theatre is Bringing CABARET to the Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2020

Theater To Go will present the Kander and Ebb classic musical CABARET at the Kelsey Theatre from Jan 31- Feb 9 2020. Winner of three Outer Circle Critic's Awards, the 1998 revival features an edginess that reflects the hedonism and decay of the period between the world wars in Weimar Germany, when seeds were planted for Hitler's ascension to power in Germany.

ALBERTA THEATRE PROJECTS Presents Their 2020-21 Season Photo ALBERTA THEATRE PROJECTS Presents Their 2020-21 Season
by Vicki Trask - Jan 28, 2020

Alberta Theatre Projects has announced their 49th season line-up, which will run from September 2020 to May 2021. The season will feature a made-in-Calgary world premiere, a ground-breaking Shakespeare adaptation, two hit Canadian plays, a high-flying family adventure, and a gritty, immersive music theatre masterpiece, and four different seating configurations.

Theater to Go Presents CABARET Photo Theater to Go Presents CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019

Theater To Go will present the Kander and Ebb classic musical CABARET at the Kelsey Theatre opening January 31,2020. Winner of three Outer Circle Critic's Awards, the 1998 revival features an edginess that reflects the hedonism and decay of the period between the world wars in Weimar Germany, when seeds were planted for Hitler's ascension to power in Germany.

BWW Review: Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan's CABARET Lacks Grit, Pace, and Meaning Photo BWW Review: Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan's CABARET Lacks Grit, Pace, and Meaning
by Jay Irwin - Nov 22, 2019

John Kander and Fred Ebb's a?oeCabareta?? is a bit of a perplexing show for me. Perplexing in that it's done quite often, and it shouldn't be. It should only be done if you can do justice to the story. With a book by Joe Masteroff and based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood, the themes in the play are complex and dark with a bite underlying the sweetness and fun. And when combined with Kander and Ebb's songs which tell stories all on their own, the show has promise to be a gut punch. Unfortunately, the current production from the Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society, while having some wonderful voices, continually misses the mark on the story making the show an uneven revue of fun numbers but no depth.

Transport Group Announces Denise Dickens as New Executive Director Photo Transport Group Announces Denise Dickens as New Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2019

Transport Group announced today that Denise Dickens, formerly of Abingdon Theatre Company, will join the company as its new executive director, replacing Lori Fineman, outgoing executive director. Dickens will join founding Artistic Director Jack Cummings III at the helm of the off-Broadway, award-winning, non-profit theatre company.

Photo Flash: First Look at Chanticleers Theatre's CABARET Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Chanticleers Theatre's CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019

Chanticleers Theatre ('Chanticleers') presents Cabaret, Book by Joe Masteroff, Based on the play by John Van Druten and Stories by Christopher Isherwood, Music by John Kander, and Lyrics by Fred Ebb

BWW Feature: CABARET Comes To Göteborgsoperan Photo BWW Feature: CABARET Comes To Göteborgsoperan
by Annette Stolt - Sep 23, 2019

Cabaret - the next big musical at the Göteborg Opera! Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome! Great show numbers, captivating upbeat music and a highly relevant storyline. The Göteborg Opera starts its 2020/2021 season with a legendary landmark musical - Cabaret!

BWW Review: CABARET at Sherman Playhouse - A Kit Kat Klub raw and seedy as it should  Photo BWW Review: CABARET at Sherman Playhouse - A Kit Kat Klub raw and seedy as it should be.
by Dan Dwyer - Sep 23, 2019

If what you know about 'Cabaret' is informed by the classic 1972 movie which made Liza Minnelli a superstar, you owe yourself to see the Tony-winning musical stage version like the one at community-based Sherman Playhouse. Director Bradford Blake, inspired by London's Donmar Warehouse 1993 revival which made it to Studio54 in 1998, creates a solid, engaging production that is both faithful to the cautionary theme of the original Broadway production and authentic to the raw and seedy world of the decadent Kit Kat Klub, Berlin 1931.

Chanticleers Theatre Stages CABARET Photo Chanticleers Theatre Stages CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019

Chanticleers Theatre (a?oeChanticleersa??) presents Cabaret, Book by Joe Masteroff, Based on the play by John Van Druten and Stories by Christopher Isherwood, Music by John Kander, and Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Chanticleers Theatre Presents CABARET Photo Chanticleers Theatre Presents CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019

Chanticleers Theatre (a?oeChanticleersa??) is proud to present Cabaret, Book by Joe Masteroff, Based on the play by John Van Druten and Stories by Christopher Isherwood, Music by John Kander, and Lyrics by Fred Ebb.

Photo Flash: Sherman Playhouse Presents CABARET Photo Photo Flash: Sherman Playhouse Presents CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2019

The Sherman Playhouse will be producing Cabaret opening with a half price preview Thursday Sept. 19 and running regular performances Sept. 20, 21, 27, 28, 29 (Matinee) Oct. 4, 5, 6 (Matinee) 11, and 12.  Curtain opens at 8 for evening performances and 2 pm for matinees.

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