Das Beauty: Broadway's Original Belle Egan Becomes Cabaret's Bowles Anew, Sept. 1

News   Das Beauty: Broadway's Original Belle Egan Becomes Cabaret's Bowles Anew, Sept. 1
 
Broadway's original Belle of Beauty and the Beast, Susan Egan, will return to The Great White Way as Sally Bowles in Cabaret Sept. 1.

The Roundabout Theatre Company revival of John Kander and Fred Ebb's musical currently stars singer-songwriter Jon Secada (as the Emcee) and "Happy Days" patriarch Tom Bosley (as Herr Schultz). "Providence" star Melina Kanakaredes ended her stint as Bowles, Aug. 31.

Egan earned a Tony Award nomination for her turn in Beauty and the Beast. Her other credits include a prior stint as Sally Bowles in Cabaret as well as Triumph of Love, Putting It Together and State Fair. She also provided the voice of Megara for the Disney film "Hercules."

The show also features Alma Cuervo (as Fraulein Schneider), Rick Holmes, Liz McConahay and Peter Benson.

The Roundabout Theatre Company recently announced Cabaret's final weeks with a scheduled close Nov. 2. No details regarding the final cast have been announced yet.

Egan is part of a long line of varied actresses into the role of Sally Bowles, including the revival's Tony Award-winning originator Natasha Richardson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Mary McCormack, Joely Fisher, Lea Thompson, Katie Finneran, Gina Gershon, Kate Shindle, Brooke Shields, Jane Leeves, Molly Ringwald and Deborah Gibson. The musical directed by Sam Mendes with Rob Marshall, featuring the music of Kander, the lyrics of Ebb and book by Joe Masteroff, opened on Broadway March 19, 1998. It won four Tony Awards that year including Best Revival of a Musical.

For tickets to Cabaret at Studio 54, 254 West 54 Street, call (212) 239-6200 or click here.

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