Though she was Miss America for a whole year in 1998, Kate Shindle will make do with a two-week reign as Sally Bowles in the Broadway revival of Cabaret. Shindle follows Gina Gershon into the role on June 19 and will stay until July 1, when Brooke Shields steps into Sally's garters.
Shindle played the part for a much longer stretch in the U.S. tour of Cabaret. Her theatre experience also includes a stint in the ensemble of Jekyll & Hyde.
Brooke Shields' theatre roles, like her film assignments, have often been on the racy side, in direct contrast to her demure public persona. She played the tough-talking Rizzo in the Fran and Barry Weissler Broadway production of Grease! and, more recently, starred in the Off Broadway hit, The Vagina Monologues. Her film roles include "The Blue Lagoon," "Endless Love" and "Black and White." Her sitcom, "Suddenly Susan," was recently discontinued.
Now the fifth longest-running revival on Broadway, Roundabout's Cabaret had 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. Roundabout's revival opened March 19, 1998, and went on to win four Tony Awards (including Best Musical Revival). The role of Sally Bowles has been played by Natasha Richardson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Mary McCormack, Susan Egan, Lea Thompson, Joely Fisher and Katie Finneran. The emcee has been played by Alan Cumming, 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.