Now Broadway's fifth longest-running revival, the Roundabout production of Cabaret will pass the 1,000th performance mark on Sept. 14.
Directed by Sam Mendes with Rob Marshall, the revival of Cabaret at Studio 54 has surpassed long-runners Showboat; No, No, Nanette; The King and I; and Anything Goes. Still ahead of Cabaret are three marathon revivals: Guys and Dolls at 1,144 performances, Grease at 1,503 performances, and Oh! Calcutta! at 5,959 performances.
Based on Christopher Isherwood real-life account in “The Berlin Stories,” Cabaret features music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and book by Joe Masteroff. The story takes place in Berlin and involves an British woman’s romance with an American writer at the onset of the Third Reich.
The show opened March 19, 1998 and went on to win 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.
Lea Thompson stars as “Sally Bowles,” along with fellow cast members Michael Hall (Emcee), Dick Latessa (Herr Schultz), Carole Shelley (Fraulein Schneider), Michael Hayden (Cliff Bradshaw), Candy Buckley (Fraulein Kost) and Martin Moran (Ernst Ludwig). Tickets range from $45 - $90 and are on sale at the Studio 54 Box Office at 254 W. 54 St. or through TeleCharge at (212) 239-6200.