Alan Cumming Signs New Cabaret Book, Answers Questions in NYC May 24

News   Alan Cumming Signs New Cabaret Book, Answers Questions in NYC May 24
 
Alan Cumming will appear at the Lincoln Center-area Barnes & Noble 7 PM May 24 to sign copies of a the glossy, newly-released book, "Cabaret: The Illustrated Book and Lyrics," the version based on the current Broadway hit.

Alan Cumming will appear at the Lincoln Center-area Barnes & Noble 7 PM May 24 to sign copies of a the glossy, newly-released book, "Cabaret: The Illustrated Book and Lyrics," the version based on the current Broadway hit.

Cumming plays the naughty victim-clown-narrator, the androgynous Emcee, in the Broadway production of the revised revival through June 6. He is expected to answer questions and sign books at the Barnes & Noble event.

The Newmarket Press release ($29.95, 124 pages) is touted as the first gift book version of the script, although acting versions of the 1966 libretto by Joe Masteroff and lyrics by Fred Ebb have been published before. The new book includes the current production's rewrites and interpolated lyrics from the film version: "The Money Song (Money Makes the World Go Around)," "Maybe This Time" and "Mein Herr." "I Don't Care Much," written but not used in the original 1966 stage version, is heard in the revised revival. "Why Should I Wake Up?," a song for hero Cliff Bradshaw in1966, was cut. He barely sings in this rethought production.

The book is packed with black and white and color photographs (candids and official production shots) and an appendix including William Ivey Long's costume sketches, set and club designer Robert Brill's drawings of the conversion of Studio 54 into the Kit Kat Klub and a diary by Cumming about the process of opening in New York City.

The book also includes press reviews, a who's who section of the original Broadway cast and a page about the production's 1998 Tony Awards windfall. The Lincoln Center Barnes & Noble is at 1972 Broadway at 66th Street.

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