Roundabout’s Cabaret Revival Surpasses Original's 1,166 Shows

News   Roundabout’s Cabaret Revival Surpasses Original's 1,166 Shows Now the fifth longest-running revival on Broadway, Roundabout's Cabaret has officially surpassed the number of performances logged by the original stage version. Now playing at Studio 54, the revival of Cabaret passed the 1,165 mark set by the original with its 1,166th show on Feb. 6.

Now the fifth longest-running revival on Broadway, Roundabout's Cabaret has officially surpassed the number of performances logged by the original stage version. Now playing at Studio 54, the revival of Cabaret passed the 1,165 mark set by the original with its 1,166th show on Feb. 6. Broadway's original Cabaret opened on Nov. 20, 1966 and played through Sept. 6, 1969. A subsequent tour began Dec. 23, 1967 and a London run started in August 1969. Altogether, the original Cabaret earned eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, the Best Musical of 1966-67 Award from the New York Drama Critics and the Outer Critics Circle Award. Original emcee Joel Grey won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical . Roundabout's revival opened March 19, 1998, and 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 NY Drama Critics. Despite a construction accident that interrupted the run and forced a move from Henry Miller's Theatre to Studio 54, the show has prevailed. Production notes indicate that the role of Sally Bowles has been played by Natasha Richardson (originated the role), Jennifer Jason Leigh, Mary McCormack, Susan Egan, Lea Thompson, Joely Fisher, Katie Finneran and newcomer Gina Gershon. The emcee has been played by Alan Cumming (originated the role), Robert Sella, Michael Hall and Matt McGrath.

Tickets range from $45 - $90. Tickets are on sale at the Studio 54 box office at 254 W. 54 St. and through TeleCharge at (212) 239-6200.