Melina Kanakaredes Is New Sally Bowles in Broadway's Cabaret, June 27

News   Melina Kanakaredes Is New Sally Bowles in Broadway's Cabaret, June 27
Melina Kanakaredes, the star of television's "Providence," makes her Broadway debut as she joins the cast of Cabaret as Sally Bowles, June 27.
Melina Kanakaredes as Sally Bowles in Cabaret.
Melina Kanakaredes as Sally Bowles in Cabaret. Photo by Joan Marcus

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).

Kanakaredes is best known for her role in the NBC family drama "Providence." The Akron, Ohio, native played Off-Broadway in the 1994 York Theatre production of Down by the Ocean. She has also made appearances on such television shows as "Guiding Light," "NYPD Blue" and "Oz." Her film credits include "15 Minutes" "Rounders" and "Dangerous Beauty."

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

Kanakaredes follows 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, Susan Egan, 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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