Michael Hall Starts as New Cabaret Emcee on Broadway, June 8

News   Michael Hall Starts as New Cabaret Emcee on Broadway, June 8
 
On June 8, Michael Hall takes over for Alan Cumming as the Emcee in the highly popular revival of Cabaret.
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On June 8, Michael Hall takes over for Alan Cumming as the Emcee in the highly popular revival of Cabaret.

Hall's credits include McNally's Corpus Christi, The English Teacher, the reading of Sondheim's Wiseguys and Skylight on Broadway. Hall has made two appearances at the New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theatre in Henry V and Timon of Athens. Regionally, Hall has performed at the Williamstown Theatre Festival and Texas Shakespeare.

Cumming, who had taken numerous leaves of absence to appear in Julie Taymor's film adaptation of Titus Andronicus, left Cabaret for good to begin work on another film -- the sequel to 1994's live-action "Flintstones," dubbed "Viva Rock Vegas." Cumming will play The Great Gazoo, the green martian who doles out advice to Fred and Barney. Though the initial live-action "Flintstones" film starred John Goodman, Rick Moranis, Elizabeth Perkins and Rosie O'Donnell, none of them will reprise their roles in "Rock Vegas."

Other upcoming projects for Cumming include: a new Broadway production of Synge's Irish classic The Playboy of the Western World, directed by Garry Hynes (The Beauty Queen of Leenane & The Lonesome West) reaching Broadway sometime next year. Cumming is also slated to appear in the made-for-T.V. adaptation of the musical, Annie.

The current cast of Cabaret includes: Laurence Luckinbill as "Herr Schultz," Carole Shelley as "Fraulein Schneider," Boyd Gaines as "Clifford Bradshaw," Victoria Clark as "Fraulein Kost" and Michael Stuhlbarg as "Ernst Ludwig". Susan Egan (Beauty and the Beast, Triumph of Love) will join the cast June 17 and continue through Nov. 2.

For tickets and information on Cabaret at Studio 54 call (212) 239 6200.

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