Cabaret in DC Alters Opening, Seating, as Tour Extends in Chicago

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When strong sales in Chicago extended the current tour of Cabaret's engagement in the Windy City, Washington, DC residents found themselves short two weeks of the musical's performances. The Teri Hatcher starrer had originally been slated to open at DC's Warner Theatre July 27 for a run through Sept. 4. Now the tour will remain at Chicago's Shubert Theatre through Aug. 7 with a DC opening Aug. 11.

When strong sales in Chicago extended the current tour of Cabaret's engagement in the Windy City, Washington, DC residents found themselves short two weeks of the musical's performances. The Teri Hatcher starrer had originally been slated to open at DC's Warner Theatre July 27 for a run through Sept. 4. Now the tour will remain at Chicago's Shubert Theatre through Aug. 7 with a DC opening Aug. 11.

Ticket holders for performances July 27-Aug. 9 are being satisfied with seats at later performances. Losing two weeks, however, has eliminated the "table seating" common to this staging of Cabaret, except for two or three tables, according to a production spokesperson. Instead, table holders will be given comparable orchestra seats close to the stage.

Patrons holding tickets between July 28-Aug. 10 or holding "table" seating should return to the place of purchase to receive a new assignment. Patrons who purchased "table" seating for Aug. 11-Sept. 4 via TicketMaster PhoneCharge will automatically receive new tickets by mail.

TicketMaster can be reached at (202) 432-SEATS. The Warner Theatre's Box Office Information System is at (202) 783-4000.

* In her last stop on the tour, Hatcher (of "Lois and Clark" and "Seinfeld") plays Fraulein Sally Bowles. After briefly studying at San Francisco's American Conservatory Theatre (A.C.T.), Hatcher has appeared in numerous films including: "The Big Picture," "Soapdish," "Straight Talk," "Heaven's Prisoners," "2 Days in the Valley," and a recent turn as the latest James Bond girl in "Tomorrow Never Dies." Cabaret marks her legit debut.

Joining her on the boards is Norbert Leo Butz, probably best known for playing Roger in Broadway's Rent. He portrays the Emcee, the role originated by Joel Grey.

Sally's love interest, Clifford Bradshaw, is performed by Rick Holmes, who recently played Jackie Jackson in The Deep Blue Sea at the Roundabout as well as appearing Off-Broadway in Stop Kiss, Christina Alberta's Father and Clean.

Dick Latessa plays Herr Schultz, with Barbara Andres as Fraulein Schneider. Latessa, a Broadway veteran, has appeared in numerous shows including Proposals, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Damn Yankees, and comes directly to Cabaret from Off-Broadway's Over the River and Through the Woods. Andres made her Broadway debut way back in 1969 with Jimmy. Other Broadway roles have included The Boyfriend, On Golden Pond and Kiss of the Spider Woman.

Andy Taylor plays Bradshaw's friend Ernst Ludwig. Taylor has played several roles in Titanic and also appeared in Moon Over Buffalo.

Filling out the Kit Kat Klub's ensemble are Jessica Perrizo (Rosie), Alison Ewing (Lulu), Lisa Ferguson (Frenchie), Shana Mahoney (Texas), Jeanie Morick (Fritzie/Fraulein Kost), Susan Taylor (Helga), Michael Curry (Bobby), Thomas Cannizzaro (Victor), Paul Lincoln (Hans) and Corey Brill (Herman). Tom Judson, Marc Rubman, Stacey Sipowicz and Jennifer Werner are the swings.

The Sam Mendes revival of the Kander and Ebb tuner opened on Broadway, March 19, 1998 at the Kit Kat Klub. The Roundabout revival originally starred Alan Cumming as the Emcee, Mary Louise Wilson as Fraulein Schneider and Natasha Richardson as Sally Bowles.

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