Norbert Leo Butz Into Cabaret Tour w/ Teri Hatcher, Feb. 23

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Norbert Leo Butz will join "Lois and Clark" star Teri Hatcher when the Cabaret national tour bids its first "Wilkommen" at L.A.'s Wilshire Theatre Feb. 23, 1999.

Norbert Leo Butz will join "Lois and Clark" star Teri Hatcher when the Cabaret national tour bids its first "Wilkommen" at L.A.'s Wilshire Theatre Feb. 23, 1999.

Butz, best known for playing Roger in Broadway's Rent, will portray the Emcee, the role originated by Joel Grey and currently being played by Alan Cumming at the Roundabout's Studio 54.

Hatcher will play the role of Fraulein Sally Bowles only up through the Washington DC engagement, which ends Labor Day weekend.

The multi-year tour of Cabaret will begin at the Wilshire, and play dates in Boston, Chicago, Washington D.C., Minneapolis, Toronto and San Francisco.

Other tour dates (subject to change) include:
Boston, MA: April 28 to June 6, 1999
Chicago, IL: June 8 to July 25, 1999
Washington D.C. : July 28 to Sept 5, 1999 (Hatcher leaves)
Toronto: Sept - Oct, 1999
Minneapolis, MN: Oct - Dec, 1999
San Francisco, CA: Begins Dec 1999 Specific dates for the Toronto, Minneapolis and San Francisco engagements are not yet set.

After briefly studying at San Francisco's American Conservatory Theatre (A.C.T.), Hatcher has appeared in numerous films including: "The Big Picture," "Soapdish," "Straight Talk," "Heaven's Prisoners," "2 Days in the Valley," and a recent turn as the latest James Bond girl in "Tomorrow Never Dies."

No word yet on who will play Sally for the Toronto, Minneapolis and San Francisco dates. Tour spokesperson Kevin Gurstein admitted the producers were in negotiations with actress Anne Heche for the role but told PBOL (Dec. 14) the deal had fallen through and she would not be joining the tour.

The Sam Mendes revival of the Kander and Ebb tuner opened on Broadway, March 19, 1998 at the Kit Kat Klub. The Roundabout revival originally starred Alan Cumming as the Emcee, Mary Louise Wilson as Fraulein Schneider and Natasha Richardson as Sally Bowles. Cumming returned from a hiatus on Dec. 1, joining the present cast of Jennifer Jason Leigh as Sally Bowles, Ron Rifkin as Herr Schultz, Blair Brown as Fraulein Schneider, John Benjamin Hickey as Cliff, Denis O'Hare as Ernst and Michele Pawk as Fraulein Kost. After Leigh leaves, Mary McCormack (Howard Stern's "Private Parts" film) comes in. The show now plays at the larger Studio 54 space. For tickets call (212) 239-6200.

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