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Cabaret - 1998 - Broadway

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.


Running Time: Two hours and 30 minutes with one intermission

Studio 54 (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
254 West 54th St. Seating Chart

Cabaret Broadway Cast


by Bobby Patrick - Sep 27, 2021
With Sarah Joy Kane planning to move with her military man to Florida, this premier in the Original Room at DTM seems to also be the duo’s swan song as well. Color our rainbow a little sad at that thought.
by Michael Quintos - Sep 27, 2021
Based on the well-known board game distributed in North America by Parker Brothers (which was later folded into toy and game manufacturer Hasbro) that itself inspired a cult 1985 Paramount Pictures film of the same name written and directed by Jonathan Lynn, CLUE--the stage play--features the same infamous names and, yes, weapons and rooms synonymous with the classic whodunnit game. Writer Sandy Rustin, along with additional writers Hunter Foster and Eric Price, have revived the same colorful characters and personalities of the film and have transposed them into a madcap, 90-minute puzzle that's mostly silly and engagingly fun. The comedy's West Coast Premiere production continues at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts through October 17, 2021.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 27, 2021
Post-punk pioneers, The Tiger Lillies, return to the Southbank Centre this Christmas with the UK premiere of a brand new concert inspired by Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Giving the novel a dark musical twist, the band dissect and reassemble the story that everyone knows to shine a light on the poverty and depravity laid bare on the cold London streets.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 27, 2021
BIRDLAND THEATER will present Christina Bianco in her new show “A Lot to Unpack” on Friday, October 15 and Saturday, October 16 at 8:30 PM. Her bags are packed for London but before she leaves her hometown this globetrotting, genre-crossing, multi-voiced, multi-wig-wearing funny girl has some serious unpacking to do.
by - Sep 26, 2021
Danny Burstein has won the 2020 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for MOULIN ROUGE!.
by Kathleen Anwar - Sep 26, 2021
From beginning to end, the five actors left it all on the stage as they sang, belted and tapped their way through numbers largely focused on love, loss, and looking for happiness in the wrong places. 
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 26, 2021
With power notes like the ones displayed in his new show, Scott Raneri is completely cast-able in musical theater, which is most of what he talks about in his show about being an extra.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 26, 2021
Roger's abundant use of America's Songbook has conveyed a message of hope, kindness, and optimism, taking audiences on 'a journey back to Old World New York Cabaret.'
by Ricky Pope - Sep 26, 2021
Broadway dreams die hard. In her new show THIS BROAD’S WAY,  which opened last evening at Pangea, she gets to sing all the Broadway tunes she ever wanted to sing, perform all the roles she would never be cast in, and do it all her own way. The songs are completely out of context and applied to her own experiences. She infuses each tune with her own wry wit and her lovely and warm jazz stylings. She is one part chanteuse, one part monologuist, one part den mother, and one part suggestive vixen. And she is 100 percent fun. Her show is a treasure trove of swinging tunes and she has gathered a smoking trio of musicians in drummer, David Silliman, bassists Skip Ward and her longtime partner in art, musical director Gregory Toroian.
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 26, 2021
An idea that came out of the pandemic quarantine is now a movement that will (and should) continue to grow and change lives.
by Alyson Eng - Sep 26, 2021
This season brings the exciting return of theatre to Vancouver! During the past year hiatus, Urban Ink Productions used the time to create new works to help inspire the community once again. Urban Ink is based on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl'ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples in Vancouver.
by Steve Murray - Sep 26, 2021
by Stephi Wild - Sep 25, 2021
Everyone's favorite retro rock band is back in town! Founded by leading cast members of the Tony Award-winning sensation Jersey Boys, Under the Streetlamp is a concert celebration of classic hits of the American Radio Songbook from the 1950s to the 1970s.
by Karis Rogerson - Sep 25, 2021
Along with several collaborators, Jeremy Stolle showcases his talent and humor in a two-night show.
by Ricky Pope - Sep 25, 2021
Christine Andreas' show, AND SO IT GOES, which opened at 54 Below last evening, doesn’t contain even a whiff of politics. But it focuses on the disjointedness the past decade or so has created in all our souls and holds up art and music as a way out of some of the chaotic noise that is making us lesser humans. It is a celebration of our collective humanity and an embrace of some of our best qualities as a species: kindness, tenderness, compassion, and love. That’s a lot to pack into a 70 minute cabaret evening. But Christine Andreas is no ordinary cabaret performer. In addition to her prodigious gifts as a singer and actress, she has always used her keen mind to focus on the bigger questions. She set out constructing this show as a way to cheer herself up. But what evolved is much more. It is a journey into the darkness and out again.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 25, 2021
No jazz singer on the scene today bridges Sacred and Secular like 2020 Chicagoan of the Year in Jazz Tammy McCann. Throughout her career, McCann has paid homage to gospel pioneer Mahalia Jackson, and on Sunday, September 26, from 1:00 – 2:00 pm, she and her 11-piece band bring her tribute, Yes Mahalia!, to the Hyde Park Jazz Festival's West Stage, Midway Plaisance at S. Ellis Avenue.
by Angeles Diaz - Sep 24, 2021
Tras su exitosa primera temporada, el espectáculo llega por primera vez a la madrileña sala OFF Latina (Calle Mancebos, 4) donde podremos disfrutarlo el primer viernes de cada mes a partir de su estreno, el próximo 1 de octubre a las 20:00. La emblemática sala de teatro situada en el céntrico barrio madrileño, llenará, su espacio de música, baile, diversión y mucho descaro con la llegada de LA ULTIMA NOCHE DE LAS POULETTES el nuevo espectáculo de ALCABARET para las noches de la capital.
by Student Blogger: Alexandra Boccone - Sep 24, 2021
I was instructed to write my reflection in this format: favorite character, song, actor/actress, and production. While many of the shows my teacher told me to listen to were ones I was familiar with, it brought me great joy to explore musicals I have yet to discover then.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 24, 2021
October is almost here, and Segerstrom Center for the Arts is elated to share a full line-up of events on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza all throughout the month. Since opening in October 2017, Segerstrom Center has welcomed over 100,000 visitors to Argyros Plaza at nearly 350 free and low-cost events.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 24, 2021
Producing Artistic Director Evan Hoffmann has released NextStop Theatre Company's revised schedule of programming for Fall 2021. The new schedule will feature an eclectic array of four new, smaller productions, which have been conceived to better meet and serve the company's two equal objectives of bringing live theatre back to the Dulles Corridor, while simultaneously protecting the health and safety of the community. 
by Stephi Wild - Sep 24, 2021
Amy Jo Jackson  joins the cast of Women of The Wings Volume III: A Celebration of Female Musical Theatre Writers on October 17th at 9:45 pm at Feinstein's/54 Below, and lends their music to the evening, too! 
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 24, 2021
When his colleague and friend, Matt Baker, took a break from the piano to pick up a camera, Jim Caruso got inspired to take a break from the microphone and pick up a typewriter.
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 24, 2021
Bistro Award recipient Sue Matsuki returns to Pangea, alongside her co-Bistro-recipient, Gregory Toroian to treat some Broadway the jazz way.
by Bobby Patrick - Sep 24, 2021
HJ created tremendous buzz around her million-dollar idea - taking the “children’s” book A IS FOR AUDRA: BROADWAY'S LEADING LADIES FROM A TO Z by John Robert Allman - and using it as the wraparound to showcase her musical theatre fandom and considerable talents.
by Student Blogger: Sydney Emerson - Sep 24, 2021
Vonnegut proposed that every story ever told followed a graphable shape. The stories are graphed on two axes: the vertical “good fortune-ill fortune” axis and the horizontal “beginning-end” axis. Perhaps stories aren’t as unique as we think they are—and perhaps that isn’t a bad thing.
by Gil Kaan - Sep 24, 2021
Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC) presents the first show of its reopening season, the Southern California premiere of TENDERLY: THE ROSEMARY CLOONEY MUSICAL opening October 7, 2021. Jenny Sullivan directs Linda Purl as Rosemary Clooney and David Engel as various men in her life. Had the chance to poise some queries to Linda on Rosemary and being lucky and bilingual.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 24, 2021
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 24, 2021
Celeste's show recounts her 200-mile walk on the Portuguese Route to Santiago de Compostela. Her desire to share this experience brought her to the legendary teacher/director Wynn Handman, who helped her develop the show at his NYC studio.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 24, 2021
A wildly funny new musical is taking a peek through the bushes to discover and celebrate Vauxhall's history as a hedonistic playground. Written by Glenn Chandler with music by Charles Miller, The Pleasure Garden is now playing at Above The Stag Theatre, a stone's throw from the historic park where its story is set.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 24, 2021
Next week, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 24, 2021
The Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center has unveiled their 2021-22 season featuring a captivating collection of music, dance, comedy, and speakers. Located on the campus of California State University, Long Beach, the Carpenter Center launches its 26th anniversary season on Monday, September 20, 2021.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 24, 2021
Beginning November 15, 2021, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres ticketholders must show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 test result to attend a Chanhassen Dinner Theatres' performance. Ticketholders who are not vaccinated must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result (FDA approved) taken within 72 hours prior to attendance. Exceptions to CDT's COVID-19 vaccination and testing policy will be made for those guests under age 12.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 23, 2021
Forced to live alone in a tower with nothing but her hair and her witch (literally) of a “mother”, Rapunzel’s sixteenth birthday has come – meaning she’ll be able to see the outside world for the first time, just as her “mother” promised. Scared to let her go, though, the witch reneges. Lucky for Rapunzel a young prince, named Brian, happens across her tower and calls out her as he’s seen the witch do: “Rapunzel! Rapunzel! Let down your hair!” Before the Prince and Rapunzel have their inevitable “happily ever after,” though, they’re going to have to face the wrath of the witch and few other hilarious obstacles.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 23, 2021
Uptown Music Theater of Highland Park has announced its third annual cabaret - Brand New Day. This performance of Broadway songs celebrates family, friends, community, and inspiration.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 23, 2021
The legendary bebop drummer Art Blakey once said, “Jazz washes away the dust of everyday life.” And now, after the past year-and-a-half, there is a longing to rejuvenate, to reconnect with others, to remember who we are, and, at the same time, to dust off and start fresh. 
by BWW Awards - Sep 23, 2021
Submit nominees for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards! The BWW Cabaret Awards honor exemplary performers and productions in New York from October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021.
by BWW Awards - Sep 23, 2021
Submit nominees for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Off-Broadway Awards! - celebrating theatre all across NYC! The 2021 off/off-off Broadway Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2021. Nominations are reader-submitted and will be open through October 31.
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 23, 2021
Kelli Rabke has made a thorough study on big voice women who are not small.. they are concentrated awesome. Now she brings her thesis to The Green Room 42, along with her own big voice.
by Neil Shurley - Sep 23, 2021
'It's time to rock and roll, friends!'
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 23, 2021
This week on the 'For Scores' podcast, Disney legend Alan Menken dropped some new details on the making of the live action adaptation of The Little Mermaid. 
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 23, 2021
Worlds of drama and comedy; fear and bravery; heaven and hell, collide on stage in this year's Canadian College of Performing Arts live theatre season. The ever-adaptable community at the College is welcoming nationally renowned directors to invigorate students and audience alike once again with live performance.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 23, 2021
San Diego Opera's safe return to indoor performances begins with three intimate concerts showcasing some of today's most exciting singers with a varied and diverse repertoire of opera, show tunes, spirituals, and zarzuela, as well as a number of surprises.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2021
Get ready for a (long overdue) dose of Southern hospitality! Meriden's Castle Craig Players are re-opening their doors this fall with Robert Harling's comedy-drama STEEL MAGNOLIAS, running October 14-24!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2021
Carolyn German will bring her cabaret, Unsolicited Advice About Life, Love, and Practical Shoes, back to New York City for two performances, first on Saturday, November 6, at 9:30 at The Duplex, and then on Sunday, November 21, at 3pm at Don't Tell Mama.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2021
Peninsula Players Theatre has announced that Linda Fortunato succeeded Greg Vinkler as the theater's new artistic director this week. Fortunato was appointed by the Board of Directors earlier this year when Vinkler announced he was stepping down from administrative duties at the end of the 2021 season.
by Bernie Siben - Sep 22, 2021
Bob O'Hare - It's a New World - A great collection of Ira Gershwin songs
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 22, 2021
Pioneering arts leader Paul Crewes, who has served since 2015 as the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts' first Artistic Director, steps down from his position at the end of this year and transitions to a new role as Artistic Advisor for the balance of The Wallis' 2021-2022 Season, it was announced by Michael Nemeroff, Chairman of the Board.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 22, 2021
Fall in love at the 'Copa' this Fall. Carnivale, 702 W Fulton Market St., will soon heat up the Fulton Market District with 'Copa Carnivale,' an all-new, cabaret style dining experience with limited performances beginning Thursday, October 7 in the restaurant's iconic dining room.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 22, 2021
Play On Shakespeare, the not-for-profit organization dedicated to exploring the world of Shakespeare in performance through translation and adaptation, today announces an expansion of their staff with a series of fall 2021 hires -- a Social Media Manager, an Executive Assistant, a PR & Digital Content Writer, and a Graphic Designer.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 22, 2021
Due to the flooding and damage sustained in New Hope, PA. by Hurricane Ida, the RRazz Room Presents at the Inn at Centre Bridge has regrettably postponed their Grand Opening until Friday, October 29, 2021.