Heather Laws Begins as Cabaret's New Sally Bowles, Jan. 27

News   Heather Laws Begins as Cabaret's New Sally Bowles, Jan. 27 Actress Heather Laws, who made her Broadway debut as a Kit Kat Girl in Cabaret, begins performances as lead Sally Bowles in the show Jan. 27. Her stint is scheduled to end Feb. 9.
Heather Laws as Sally Bowles in Cabaret.
Heather Laws as Sally Bowles in Cabaret. (Photo by Joan Marcus)

Laws' regional credits include Candide, Beguiled Again, Jesus Christ Superstar and Call Me Madam. Laws recently played Isabella in the Playwrights Horizon staged reading of a new musical version of Measure for Measure.

Neil Patrick Harris (Proof) currently stars as the Emcee, Tom Bosley ("Happy Days") as Herr Schultz and Carole Shelley as Fraulein Schneider (through Feb. 16.)

The Roundabout Theatre Company production of Cabaret is lodged at Studio 54. Also in the current cast also are Rick Holmes as Clifford Bradshaw, Candy Buckley as Fraulein Kost and Peter Benson as Ernst Ludwig.

Harris may find himself at Studio 54 again later in 2003. Cabaret will play one more year at the space and then close to make way for Assassins, Roundabout Theatre Company artistic director Todd Haimes has said. Harris was cast in the Sondheim revival when the mounting was postponed in the days following Sept. 11, 2001. Harris' spokesperson said, "He's still attached to the project. The earliest it would happen is fall 2003."

The Sam Mendes/Rob Marshall-helmed Broadway revival of the musical plays at Studio 54, 254 West 54th Street. For tickets, call (212) 239-6200.