This tour of Cabaret marks Roundabout's third production on the road, having previously produced the acclaimed tours of Twelve Angry Men and Anything Goes. The Cabaret tour is part of RTC's 50th anniversary season.
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Following the run in Providence (which will run through Jan. 31, 2016), the tour will continue to more than 20 cities during its first season, including Los Angeles, CA (Pantages Theatre); Chicago, IL (Bank of America Theatre); Pittsburgh, PA (Benedum Center); Miami, FL (Adrienne Arsht Center); Las Vegas, NV (The Smith Center); Costa Mesa, CA (Segerstrom Center); Dallas, TX (AT&T Performing Arts Center); Cincinnati, OH (Aronoff Center); Baltimore, MD (Hippodrome Theatre); Durham, NC (Durham Performing Arts Center); New Orleans, LA (Saenger Theatre); Austin, TX (Bass Concert Hall); Houston, TX (Hobby Center); Louisville, KY (Kentucky Center); Des Moines, IA (Des Moines Civic Center); and Milwaukee, WI (Marcus Center).
Additional cities and casting will be announced at a later date.
The re-imagined production of Cabaret began to take shape in the early 1990s, when Academy Award-winning director Mendes began to articulate his ideas for the revival — stripping down the material, setting the story in a semi-immersive nightclub and enlisting a cast of actor-musicians.
It came to life at the Donmar Warehouse in London's West End in 1993. Following its acclaimed run in the West End, it transferred to Broadway and was awarded the 1998 Tony Award for Best Revival. A Broadway remount, starring Tony-winning Emcee Alan Cumming, opened in spring 2014 and continues through March 29 at Studio 54. Read Playbill.com's exclusive interview with director Mendes, who recounts stories from Studio 54 and talks of the beginnings of the gritty and risqué Cabaret.
John Kander, Fred Ebb and Joe Masteroff's musical features iconic songs such as "Cabaret," "Willkommen" and "Maybe This Time." Cabaret is set in the infamous Kit Kat Klub, the notorious pre-war Berlin nightclub where troubles are forgotten, booze is flowing and life is beautiful.
The creative team includes direction by Mendes, co-direction and choreography by Tony nominee Marshall, set and club design by Robert Brill, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design by Peggy Eisenhauer and Mike Baldassari and sound design by Brian Ronan.