Gina Gershon (Sally Bowles), Matthew Greer (Clifford Bradshaw) and Peter Benson (Ernst Ludwig) join the cast of Roundabout's hit revival of the Kander and Ebb musical Cabaret on Jan. 19. As reported earlier, Gershon is a founding member of Naked Angels theatre company in New York City.
Taking the place of current Sally Bowles, played by Katie Finneran, Gina Gershon assumes the role of the decadent nightclub singer who is blithely unaware of the corruption around her. She has performed in Jon Robin Baitz's The Substance of Fire at the Long Wharf Theatre, William Mastrosimone's Nanawatai at the Los Angeles Theatre Center, and recently in Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues. Her film appearances include "The Insider," "Showgirls," "Bound" and "Face/Off," and TV's short-lived "Snoops."
According to production bios, Matthew Greer made his first Broadway appearance with Liam Neeson in The Judas Kiss. Last season, he was seen in the Tony Award winning revival of The Real Thing. His other New York credits include Ancestral Voices and A Fair Country at Lincoln Center Theater. His regional credits include Amy's View (San Jose Rep), Hay Fever (Yale Rep), A Woman of No Importance with Dixie Carter (The Shakespeare Theatre, Washington, D.C.), Skylight, Cymbeline (PlayMakers Repertory Company), and Comedians (Phoenix Theatre Company). He also toured the country with The Acting Company in Henry V and Much Ado About Nothing.
Peter Benson appeared on Broadway in Little Me directed by Rob Marshall at the Roundabout, Wendy Wasserstein's An American Daughter (a Lincoln Center production) and State Fair at the Music Box with John Davidson. His Off-Broadway credits include Korea at the Ensemble Studio Theater and, most recently, Douglas Carter Beane's The Country Club at the Drama Department (directed by Chris Ashley).
The Sam Mendes-Rob Marshall production of the musical by John Kander, Fred Ebb and Joe Masteroff is set in pre-World War II Berlin, and continues at Studio 54. Cabaret opened on Broadway March 19, 1998 and won four 1998 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical. Gershon, Greer and Benson join fellow cast members Matt McGrath (Emcee), Dick Latessa (Herr Schultz), Carole Shelley (Fraulein Schneider) and Candy Buckley (Fraulein Kost).
Tickets range from $45 - $90. Studio 54 is at 254 W. 54 St. For ticket information, call (212) 239-6200.