Cabaret Revival

Ages: 12+
Opened: July 17, 1986
Closing: May 04, 1987

Cabaret - 1986 - West End History , Info & More

Based on the play I Am a Camera by John Van Druten

Based on stories by Christopher Isherwood

The infamous Kit Kat Klub has undergone a new makeover. Grab a VIP seat and become a part of the action. … A female master of ceremonies hosts a decadent and sensual interpretation of CABARET.

Based on the original concept and script, this staged version brings forth the turmoil of love, trust, denial and desire embodied in Sally Bowles as well as the young and restless curiosity of a defiant American named Cliff.

From the producer that brought you the smash hit, Elevator, and the director of Into the Woods and Pippin.

Set against the backdrop of pre-World War II, the show takes place inside a provocative, yet forbidden Kit Kat Klub, where the relationship between cabaret performer Sally Bowles and the handsome American Cliff Bradshaw flourishes only to be confronted by social taboos and the imminent rise of the Nazi Party.

Overseeing all of the action in CABARET is the Master of Ceremonies (MC) of the Kit Kat Klub, who serves as a cultural metaphor and the upbeat catalyst to the ever-changing climate of the show.

Reflecting the moods and guiding the minds of the characters on stage, the MC takes pleasure in reminding the audience how easily society falls prey to the electrifying chaos that surrounds them. It is best to leave all inhibitions outside.

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BWW Review: Anthony Murphy's A JOYFUL NOISE at The Green Room 42 Could Not Be More Aptly Named by Stephen Mosher - Mar 19, 2022

Diana, The Musical has given Anthony Murphy the visibility but he has brought everything else with him, and he has arrived.

VIDEO: Broadway's JJ Niemann Performs Danny Feldman's 'If I Were a Girl' from HIDE AND SEEK by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 19, 2022

JJ Niemann (The Book of Mormon) performed 'If I Were a Girl' from Danny Feldman's HIDE AND SEEK at famed cabaret spot, Feinstein's/54 Below. Audiences can expect to see this, among other songs, in JJ Niemann's portrayal of Charles in Hide and Seek this April at Feinstein's/54 Below. The concert is sold out, but audiences are able to live stream the one night only event from home. 

Broadway's Anthony Murphy Brings Solo Cabaret to The Green Room 42 by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 19, 2022

See life through his eyes: Joy! Directly from Gay Twitter’s newly deemed cult classic DIANA The Musical, Anthony Murphy is set to bless the stage with his debut solo cabaret. A Joyful Noise! will premier at The Green Room 42 one night only on March 18th at 9:30, and honey, do we have some magic to do. The show is music directed by MAC award nominee, Darnell White, complete with a six piece jazz band and produced by Jordan Silver and Chas Conacher. 

BWW Review: Fortunate Pangea Audience Attends Opening Night of Tim Connell's LUCKY ME by Stephen Mosher - Mar 19, 2022

Opening on St. Patrick's Day, this show about being Irish is a grand night out, any day of the year.

Cygnet Theatre Postpones NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 by A.A. Cristi - Mar 18, 2022

Cygnet Theatre announces the postponement of Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 by Dave Malloy, which was scheduled as the theatre's last production of Season 18. The show was scheduled to run from July 13 – August 21, 2022 and will be moved to a future season which will be announced at a later date. The musical is adapted from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy and takes place in Moscow during the 1812 French invasion of Russia. The change comes as a result of the intensifying Russia-Ukraine conflict.  

VIDEO: CHICAGO Celebrates John Kander's 95th Birthday with 'New York, New York' Featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda by A.A. Cristi - Mar 18, 2022

Today Broadway celebrates the 95th birthday of John Kander, the Tony-Award winning composer of Chicago. To pay tribute to the legendary composer, the cast and crew of Chicago, with surprise guest Lin-Manuel Miranda, released a special performance of “New York, New York,” Kander & Ebb’s song that became the official anthem of New York City.

Pittsburgh CLO to Present World Premiere of THE TWENTY-SIDED TAVERN by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 18, 2022

Session Zero LLC is a partnership between David Andrew Laws, Sarah Reynolds and David Carpenter/Gamiotics, the creative brain trust behind The Twenty-Sided Tavern, an experiential entertainment event that will have its World Premiere on Friday, April 15, at the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera’s famously unique Greer Cabaret.

New York City Opera to Present Weill & Brecht's THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS & MAHOGONNY SONGSPIEL by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 18, 2022

New York City Opera will present Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's thrilling double bill, The Seven Deadly Sins & Mahagonny Songspiel, for the first time ever told as one story, a tragic fable for today.

'Performance Outside The Proscenium' International Arts Conference Begins Registration Next Week by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 18, 2022

The Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA) will open registration for their 2022 International LMDA Conference next Wednesday, March 23. This year's theme is 'Performance Outside the Proscenium.'

Jackie Cox & Marti Cummings to Star in TWINNING One-Night-Only Cabaret by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 18, 2022

The Q, NYC’s hottest multi-level Queer nightlife venue, will present Twinning, a special one-night-only concert event starring “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 12 contestant Jackie Cox and “Worst Cooks in America” Season 23 runner-up Marti Cummings.

Timothy McDevitt To Lead ERWARTUNG {EXPECTATION} For MET Opera Club by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 18, 2022

The event features an exclusive performance of ERWARTUNG // {Expectation}-a multi-disciplinary, immersive opera recital, featuring acclaimed baritone Timothy McDevitt, pianist Renate Rohlfing, and dancers Matilda Sakamoto and Dominica Greene.

Staged Reading of BAGGAGE FROM BAGHDAD to be Presented at W.H.A.M. Festival by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 18, 2022

In honor of Women’s History Month, the 7th Annual W.H.A.M. Festival of Manhattan will present Baggage From BaghDAD, a new solo play about the power of family and perseverance amid a harrowing past.

Doris Dear's GURL TALK Moves to YouTube by Stephen Mosher - Mar 18, 2022

Doris Dear's GURL TALK is changing things up.

5 canciones imprescindibles de John Kander by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Mar 18, 2022

Repasamos la carrera del autor de CABARET y CHICAGO en 5 temas.

Hot Brown Honey Are Back With THE REMIX at Arts Centre Melbourne in April by Stephi Wild - Mar 18, 2022

Steeped in the Word of The Mother and packing a punch of Hip Hop politics, Hot Brown Honey – THE REMIX is an extraordinary production that spins tradition on its head, going above and beyond to challenge boundaries and embrace resilience. The performance can be seen at Arts Centre Melbourne from 20 – 24 April as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. 

MTH Announces ON THE MOVE Community Initiative by Stephi Wild - Mar 18, 2022

Music Theater Heritage announced today a new initiative to provide greater community visibility and access to professional theater productions while offering the community an inside look into the behind the scenes aspects of production.

Luann De Lesseps Comes To Ridgefield Playhouse In April by Stephi Wild - Mar 18, 2022

Countess Luann de Lesseps knows that money can't buy you class, but it can buy you an unforgettable evening of cabaret, starring an iconic cast member of “Real Housewives of New York,” when Countess & Friends return to The Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, April 16, 2022 at 8pm.

Nordo's Whimsical DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE Experience Opens April 1 by Stephi Wild - Mar 18, 2022

Due to popular demand, Seattle's innovative experience producers Nordo will remount their smash hit, multi-sensory cabaret Down The Rabbit Hole this Spring, now with new art on display and after-show karaoke.

BWW Interview: Catching Up With REACHING HIGHER'S Meg Flather by Stephen Mosher - Mar 19, 2022

Heading into a weekend performance of her acclaimed RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN show, Meg Flather shares some thoughts about artistic process and the importance of community in a Broadway World interview.

BWW Interview: Catching Up With STUDIO MUSICIAN Dorian Woodruff by Stephen Mosher - Mar 18, 2022

After some extensions of his Barry Manilow tribute show, cabaret stalwart Dorian Woodruff is taking some time off to get his needlepoint on, see some friends' shows, and drop in to his favorite open-mic. Broadway World Cabaret catches up with the Fanilow to see what's up next on his vision board.

BWW Interview: Broadway Veteran Liz Callaway of TO STEVE, WITH LOVE at Feinstein's 54 Below Talks Sondheim and More by Ricky Pope - Mar 17, 2022

At every point of her career, Liz Callaway has been closely associated with the work of Stephen Sondheim. Her Broadway debut was in Merrily We Roll Along, which despite its sadly brief run has gone on to be the ultimate cult musical. Along with Merrily co-star, Jim Walton, she sang excerpts of Sondheim’s work when he appeared on Bravo’s Inside the Actors Studio. She has also appeared in a number of Sondheim tributes including You’re Gonna Love Tomorrow and the much-heralded concert of Follies in which she played Young Sally. This month, Liz Callaway pays tribute to the recently departed maestro in a very personal evening entitled TO STEVE, WITH LOVE which will premiere at Feinstein’s 54 Below on March 23. I had the pleasure of talking to Ms. Callaway about the show and her body of work with Stephen Sondheim.

2022 Boston Pops Spring Season Announced; Tickets Go On Sale April 5 by A.A. Cristi - Mar 17, 2022

Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Orchestra are thrilled to announce their 2022 Spring Pops season, May 19–June 11.

BWW Review: DISNEY PRINCESS: THE CONCERT in Minneapolis at State Theatre by Jared F - Mar 17, 2022

Broadway Princess royalty comes to Minneapolis at the State Theatre on March 17, 2022 for Disney Princess: The Concert.

Jason Alexander & More to Take Part in Todd Schroeder's Young Artist Grant Benefit Concert by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 17, 2022

After a five-year hiatus, Schroeder will return to his hometown high school to raise money for this benefit concert. The Todd Schroeder's Young Artist Grant (YAG) was started in 1995 for visual and performing arts students at Sonora High School in Sonora, California. Since its inception, over 50 grants have been awarded.

Theatricum Announces 2022 Outdoor Summer Season in Topanga by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 17, 2022

Summer is on the horizon, and Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum is ready to announce a mix of classical theater, new work and music set to take place at its spectacular, one-of-a-kind outdoor amphitheatre in Topanga.

Derek Klena, DeAnne Stewart & More to Join EPIC HEROES Benefit by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 17, 2022

EPIC Players will mark this year's World Autism Day by presenting EPIC Heroes: Live at Lincoln Center. A Cabaret Benefit and Anniversary Celebration at the Stanley Kaplan Penthouse at Lincoln Center on Saturday, April 2.

GET HAPPY!: A TRIBUTE TO THE WORLD'S GREATEST ENTERTAINER, JUDY GARLAND to Debut at The Green Room 42 by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 17, 2022

Jenna Pastuszek and Joshua Zecher-Ross will debut GET HAPPY!: A Tribute to the World's Greatest Entertainer, Judy Garland, at The Green Room 42 in NYC. It's been 83 years since the world first heard Judy Garland sing about a place 'somewhere over the rainbow,' and her star power is just as potent as it was then.

Drag Icon BenDeLaCreme's Spring Tour Comes to Des Moines in May by Stephi Wild - Mar 17, 2022

Global drag icon and RuPaul's Drag Race star, BenDeLaCreme, will embark on her biggest solo tour yet as star and Lead Producer – April 13 through July 10, 2022 – with her critically acclaimed, narrative-cabaret, “BenDeLaCreme is...READY TO BE COMMITTED” (produced by BenDeLaCreme Presents).

Jelani Remy, James Harkness & More to Star in THE OSCAR MICHEAUX SUITE by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 17, 2022

Prospect Theater Company announced today the complete casting for their upcoming work-in-process concert presentation of The Oscar Micheaux Suite. The concert performances of The Oscar Micheaux Suite will take place on Saturday, March 26th at 2pm & 7pm, and Sunday, March 27th at 2pm at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street).

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Mark’s entire evening felt like a party where everyone was just tipsy enough to have some fabulously creative, freewheeling fun - madcap would be the word that comes to mind to describe the show.

BWW Interview: Jen Sandler, The Producing Power Behind Some of 54 Below's Biggest Shows by Stephen Mosher - Mar 17, 2022

Ever wonder what a cabaret producer does? Learn all about the life from one of the industry's busiest creatives, Jen Sandler.

Labyrinth Arts and Performance Collective Present A Hint Of Rhino Fest in April by Stephi Wild - Mar 17, 2022

Chicago sketch comedy writers John Klingle and Paul Brennan bring their anarchic humor back to the stage in Strictly Platonic, a raucous celebration of dysfunctional friendship. John and Paul play John and Paul, respectively, juggling the roles of emasculated fathers, naïve prison guards, and problematic method actors, whilst struggling to keep their corporate sponsorships.

LITTLE EGG, BIG WORLD To Premiere at Theatre Row, June 2022 by A.A. Cristi - Mar 16, 2022

Following a successful staged reading with the National Women's Theatre Festival, Little Egg, Big World, by Rachel Leighson (Blood on My Mother's Apron) will premiere Off Broadway at Theatre Row for a one-night-only presentation on June 24th at 8:00pm. Courtney Seyl (Compulsion, Mirrors) will direct and Ian McQueen (Cabaret on the Couch, Blood on My Mother's Apron) will produce. This presentation is co-produced by the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival.

BEAUTIFUL is Coming to Seattle's Paramount Theatre by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 16, 2022

The Carole King Musical will return to the Paramount Theatre for three performances only – on Friday, April 8 (8pm) and Saturday, April 9 (2pm and 8pm). The two previously scheduled performances on Sunday, April 10 (1pm and 6:30 pm) have been cancelled due to the limited availability of transportation to ship the set to the tour’s next engagement.

Algonquin Arts Theatre Announces Cast & Creative Team for CINDERELLA by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 16, 2022

Algonquin Arts Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for its spring production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. The musical will run at Algonquin Arts Theatre from Friday, April 1 through Sunday, April 10.

BWW Review: THE CARTOGRAPHY PROJECT at The Kennedy Center by Roger Catlin - Mar 16, 2022

It was a long road to create 'The Cartography Project' - some 20 months, says Kennedy Center president Deborah Rutter - dating back to the national and international uprisings following the murder of George Floyd in May 2020. But, she said, in exploring the role that art and artists can play in social change, 'process is as important as performance.'

LA Opera to Present World Premiere of IN OUR DAUGHTER'S EYES by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 16, 2022

LA Opera will present the world premiere of In Our Daughter's Eyes, by composer Du Yun and librettist Michael Joseph McQuilken, from April 13 through 17, 2022, at REDCAT. The monodrama was created for and with baritone Nathan Gunn, who portrays a father-to-be striving to become a man his daughter would be proud of.

Performers Announced for Boundless Theater's ELEANOR RIGBY IS WAITING by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 16, 2022

Creative Point-On announced today the performers for the first installation of David James Parr’s Eleanor Rigby is Waiting, part of Boundless Tuesdays, the inaugural installation series from Boundless Theater (A Stage Without Borders).

FOREVER YOUNG se estrena en Barcelona by Elena Díaz-Guerra - Mar 16, 2022

El musical se estrena hoy en el Teatre Poliorama.

Dumfries And Galloway Arts Festival Unveil 2022 Programme by Stephi Wild - Mar 16, 2022

Scotland's largest rural performing arts festival returns in 2022 with a world class programme combining theatre, music, dance, comedy and spoken word. The Festival will bring artists and audiences alike together again, in and around venues across the region and online from the 20 - 29 May 2022.

Crazy Coqs Presents The Americans In London Series With Lillias White, Lorna Luft, and More! by Stephi Wild - Mar 16, 2022

For the first time, Broadway star and Tony Award-winner Lillias White takes to the Crazy Coqs stage; Crazy Coqs regular and favourite Lorna Luft returns with a new show celebrating the Great American Songbook, as well as songs made famous by her mother, Judy Garland, and more!

Photos: Shana Farr THE SONGBOOK OF JULIE ANDREWS at Feinstein's/54 Below by Helane Blumfield by Stephen Mosher - Mar 16, 2022

THE SONGBOOK OF JULIE ANDREWS played Feinstein's on Sunday night, starring cabaret artist Shana Farr.

BWW Review: MAKE YOUR OWN PARTY Marcy & Zina Are Songwriter's Songwriters at 54 Below by Ricky Pope - Mar 16, 2022

When it comes to the vagaries of modern urban romance, no team has written more succinctly or prolifically than Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich. Since they first met in a workshop in 1992, they have created a steady stream of musical gems that audiences and actors alike adore. Their off-Broadway musical Dear Edwina was nominated for a Drama Desk award. Their Junie B. Jones is a staple of youth theatres around America. Their musical based on the Drew Barrymore film Ever After, has had one of the most anticipated development periods since it made its premiere at Paper Mill in 2015. They write about love and loss and joy and heartbreak so truthfully they are like the Nora Ephron of musical theatre.

Photos: The Orange Tree Theatre Presents TOM FOOL by A.A. Cristi - Mar 15, 2022

The Orange Tree Theatre today announces the full cast for Franz Xaver Kroetz’s Tom Fool, translated by Estella Schmid and Anthony Vivis. Diyan Zora directs Anna Francolini (Martha), Jonah Rzeskiewicz (Ludwig) and Michael Shaeffer (Otto).

Video: First Look at THE NOTEWORTHY LIFE OF HOWARD BARNES at BDT Stage by A.A. Cristi - Mar 15, 2022

To some of us, waking up to learn our life has  become a musical would be a dream come true. To others, it would be a true nightmare. Luckily, there's a musical for that! Described as The Truman Show meets Family Guy, The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes drops our hero, an average man in his 30s, smack dab in the middle of a fantastical quest through all things musical theatre.

BWW Review: CABARET at NM Women's Club by Jackie Camborde - Mar 15, 2022

Full confession: I was not jumping up and down to see another production of Cabaret. Chalk it up to Cabaret being the show that wouldn't die when I was in college - cast as a chorus member, it was a grueling rehearsal period and extended run, then we won American College Theater Festival for our region and had to come back early from winter break to recreate it, it literally went on for a good two thirds of my sophomore year. Some of the songs can give me PTSD. True fact.

Lauren Zakrin, John Battagliese & More to Take Part in BROADWAY AT THE BOURBON ROOM by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 15, 2022

'Broadway at The Bourbon Room' is a new, monthly musical cabaret in Hollywood showcasing Broadway’s best talent and celebrating the songs, stories, and stars of Broadway. Each month will feature a different musical theme for Broadway at the Bourbon Room.

Tickets on Sale for Target Margin Theater's ONE NIGHT by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 15, 2022

The multi-Obie Award-winning Target Margin Theater has announced that tickets are now on sale for One Night, a nine-hour theatrical event that concludes the company’s five-year exploration of The One Thousand and One Nights, a collection of classic Silk Road stories. 

BWW Interview: BROADWAY At THE BOURBON ROOM's Benet Braun Making Beautiful Music Everywhere He Can by Gil Kaan - Mar 15, 2022

Marisa Matthews and Ashley Moniz produced their first edition of their monthly cabaret Broadway at The Bourbon Room last month with their second edition Songs of Sondheim playing March 28, 2022, at (of course) The Bourbon Room. Got a chance to throw out a few questions to B@BB’s musical director extraordinaire, the very busy Benet Braun.


So What?
Don't Tell Mama
Telephone Song
Perfectly Marvelous
Two Ladies
It Couldn't Please Me More
Tomorrow Belongs to Me
Why Should I Wake Up?
The Money Song
If You Could See Her
What Would You Do?
It's the End of the Party
Angel of Love
I Don't Care Much
Herman, My German
Guten Abend
Goodtime Charlie
It'll All Blow Over
The Man in the Mirror
Never in Paris
Mein Herr
Money, Money, Money
Maybe This Time
Tiller Girls
Don't Go
Cabaret has had 19 productions including Broadway which opened in 1966, Broadway which opened in 1966, US Tour which opened in 1967, West End which opened in 1968, Regional (US) which opened in 1982, West End which opened in 1986, Broadway which opened in 1987, Broadway which opened in 1987, West End which opened in 1993, Broadway which opened in 1998, Broadway which opened in 1998, West End which opened in 2006, Broadway which opened in 2008, UK Tour which opened in 2008, West End which opened in 2012, Broadway which opened in 2014, US Tour which opened in 2016, West End which opened in 2021 and Broadway which opened in 2024.
Cabaret has been nominated for the Outstanding Supporting Performer, Non-Resident Production category at the Olivier Awards for Regina Resnik.



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