Cabaret National Tour, Starring Randy Harrison, Launches Tonight

News   Cabaret National Tour, Starring Randy Harrison, Launches Tonight The national tour of Kander and Ebb's Cabaret, co-starring Randy Harrison ("Queer As Folk," Wicked) and Andrea Goss, launches Jan. 26 in Providence, RI at the Providence Performing Arts Center.

Academy Award winner Sam Mendes (director) and Academy Award nominee Marshall (co-director/choreographer), recreated their direction and choreography from the 1998 Tony Award-winning production for last season's Broadway return of the musical at Studio 54. Tour direction is under the helm of BT McNicholl (Spamalot) and choreography is recreated by Cynthia Onrubia (Victor/Victoria).

Harrison stars as the Emcee alongside Goss as Sally Bowles. The cast also includes Shannon Cochran as Fraulein Schneider, Alison Ewing as Fraulein Kost, Mark Nelson as Herr Schultz, Ned Noyes as Ernst Ludwig and Lee Aaron Rosen as Clifford Bradshaw.

Completing the cast are Kelsey Beckert, Sarah Bishop, Margaret Dudasik, Hillary Ekwall, Lori Eure, Aisling Halpin, Leeds Hill, Andrew Hubacher, Joey Khoury, Tommy McDowell, Evan D. Siegel, Dani Spieler and Steven Wenslawski.

The complete tour itinerary follows:

Providence, RI Providence Performing Arts Center (Jan. 26-31)
Pittsburgh, PA Benedum Center for the Performing Arts (Feb. 2-7)
Chicago, IL The PrivateBank Theatre (Feb. 9-21)
Milwaukee, WI Marcus Center for the Performing Arts (Feb. 23-28)
Des Moines, IA Des Moines Civic Center (March 1-6)
Louisville, KY Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts (March 8-13)
Greenville, SC Peace Center (March 15-20)
Houston, TX The Hobby Center (March 22-27)
Austin, TX Bass Concert Hall (March 29–April 3)
New Orleans, LA The Saenger Theatre (April 5-10)
Miami, FL Adrienne Arsht Center (April 12-17)
Durham, NC Durham Performing Arts Center (April 19-24)
Baltimore, MD The Hippodrome Theatre (April 26–May 1)
Cincinnati, OH The Aronoff Center (May 10-22)
Dallas, TX AT&T Performing Arts Center (May 25–June 5)
Las Vegas, NV The Smith Center for the Performing Arts (June 14-19)
San Francisco, CA The Golden Gate (June 21–July 17)
Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Pantages Theatre (July 19-Aug. 7)
Costa Mesa, CA Segerstrom Center for the Arts (Aug. 9-21)
Charlotte, NC Belk Theatre (Nov. 8-13)

Additional cities through the summer of 2017 will be announced in the coming weeks.

The remounting of Cabaret returned to Broadway March 21, 2014, and officially opened April 24. It ran 388 performances, through March 29, 2015.

Read critics' reviews here.

Roundabout's first production of Cabaret opened on Broadway March 19, 1998, starring Cumming and Natasha Richardson and won four Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical and Best Actor and Best Actress in a Musical. The production played for six years through Jan. 4, 2004. Cabaret premiered on Broadway in 1966 and won eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

That revival launched a successful U.S. tour in the winter of 1999.

The original design team also returned for the 2014 production, including set and club design by Robert Brill, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design by Peggy Eisenhauer and Mike Baldassari and sound design by Brian Ronan. Patrick Vaccariello is the musical director.

Click here to read a history of Cabaret's journey to the stage

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