On July 3, the critically acclaimed Roundabout revival of Cabaret will mark its 500th Broadway performance on Broadway.
The production has received four Tony Awards (including Best Musical Revival), three Drama Desk Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, a Theatre World Award, an Astaire Award and a special award from the New York Drama Critics. Cabaret opened on Broadway March 19, 1998.
With music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and book by Joe Masteroff, and co-directed by Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall, Cabaret tells the story of an English woman's romance with an American writer set against the background of a crumbling Germany at the start of the Third Reich. Cabaret is based on the true-life observations of Christopher Isherwood who wrote "The Berlin Stories," which was also turned into the straight play, I Am a Camera.
The current cast of Cabaret includes Susan Egan as "Sally Bowles," Michael Hall as "the Emcee," Laurence Luckinbill as "Herr Schultz," Carole Shelley as "Fraulein Schneider," Boyd Gaines as "Cliff Bradshaw," Victoria Clark as "Fraulein Kost" and Michael Stuhlbarg as "Ernst Ludwig."
The production has seen numerous cast changes during its run, including the replacement of Tony winners Alan Cumming, Natasha Richardson and Ron Rifkin. Beginning Monday, July 5, Cabaret plays Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8 PM, Sunday evenings at 7 PM, with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 PM. Tickets range from $45 - $90. Tickets are on sale at the Studio 54 Box Office at 254 West 54th Street and through TeleCharge at (212) 239-6200.