Kelly (The Boy from Oz, Show Boat) will portray ill-fated entertainer Sally Bowles with Garrison (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) as the Emcee. Also set to star are Louis Hobson (Miss Saigon) as Cliff Bradshaw, Suzy Hunt (Execution of Justice) as Fraulein Schnieder, Allen Fitzpatrick (Les Miserables) as Herr Schultz, Angie Louise as Fraulein Kost and Noel Anthony as Ernst Ludwig.
Rounding out the cast of the Weimar Berlin-era musical will be Alexandra Ausman, Lisa Bartholomew, Nicole Boote, Scott Braeting, Ross Cornell, Dannul Dailey, Jadd Davis, Kristen Girding, Carrie Madsen, Ellyn Marsh, Melody McArtor, Brandon O’Neill, Maya Perkins, Troy Wageman and Aaron Young.
A co-production with Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle and St. Paul's Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Cabaret features direction by 5th Avenue associate producing artistic director Bill Berry.
The creative team features Bob Richard (choreography), Ian Eisendrath (musical direction), Tom Sturge (scenic and lighting design), Thomas G. Marquez (costume design) and Jeremy Lee (sound design). Bret Torbeck is the production stage manager.
Cabaret features a book by Joe Masteroff, based on the John Van Druten play "I Am a Camera" and the original stories by Christopher Isherwood. John Kander and Fred Ebb penned the Tony-Award winning score to the 1967 musical that features such hits as "Wilkkommen," "Maybe This Time," "So What," "Don't Tell Mama," "I Don't Care Much" and the title song. Following its March premiere in San Jose, Cabaret will play the 5th Avenue Theatre March 25-April 13 and the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts May 1-18.
Tickets are available by calling (888) 455-SHOW (7469) or by visiting www.amtsj.org.
The San Jose Center for the Performing Arts is located at 255 Almaden Blvd. in San Jose, CA.
Originally directed and produced for the stage by Hal Prince, the premiere Broadway production earned eight 1967 Tony Awards including Best Musical. The original production starred Joel Grey, Jill Haworth and Lotte Lenya.
Grey, a Tony winner for the Broadway production, reprised his role for the 1972 Academy Award-winning film directed by Bob Fosse. "Cabaret" earned eight Academy Awards including Best Actress for Liza Minnelli as Sally Bowles.
The 1998 Roundabout revival – under the direction of Sam Mendes – featured Alan Cumming and Natasha Richardson, who both earned Tony Awards for their work. The production also earned the Tony for Best Revival of a Musical.