The Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that Lea Thompson will be coming to Broadway to join the cast of Cabaret as of Aug. 1. She replaces Joely Fisher as Sally Bowles in the revival playing at Studio 54. On July 9, Thompson completes her road company run in Cabaret, where she currently stars as Sally. Fisher has extended her Broadway run through July 30.
Thompson, who started her career in ballet, has been on stage since she was 10. In addition to her work on the road with Cabaret, Thompson's theatre credits include The Illusion for the Los Angeles Theater Center and Bus Stop at the Pasadena Playhouse. She has performed over 45 ballets and began her film career at 20, eventually starring in 17 films. These include "All The Right Moves," "Red Dawn," "Article 99," "The Beverly Hillbillies," "Howard the Duck" and the popular "Back to the Future" trilogy. Widely known for her starring role in the television series "Caroline in the City," Thompson's other television credits include the films "A Will of Their Own," "The Substitute Wife" and "Unknown Cyclist."
Tickets to Cabaret range from $45 - $90. Studio 54 is located at 254 West 54 Street. For tickets call TeleCharge at (212) 239-6200.