Tony Roberts and Blair Brown Are Cabaret's New Schultz and Schneider, Sept. 22

News   Tony Roberts and Blair Brown Are Cabaret's New Schultz and Schneider, Sept. 22
Tony Roberts (The Tale of the Allergist's Wife) and Blair Brown (Copenhagen) will become the new Herr Schultz and Fraulein Schneider in the current revival of Cabaret, Sept. 22.
Blair Brown as Cabaret's Fraulein Schneider.
Blair Brown as Cabaret's Fraulein Schneider. Photo by Joan Marcus.

Roberts is fresh off a stint in the Julie Andrews-directed Bay Street Theatre staging of The Boyfriend. The two-time Tony Award nominee has played on Broadway in Jerome Robbins' Broadway; Victor/Victoria; Sugar; Absurd Person Singular; Barefoot In the Park; How Now, Dow Jones and Play It Again, Sam — he garnered his Tony nods for the latter two.

Brown won a Tony Award for her turn in Copenhagen and is also known for her television title role in "The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd." Her most recent New York stage appearance was in Humble Boy at Manhattan Theatre Club. Other credits also include James Joyce's The Dead, Arcadia, The Threepenny Opera and The Secret Rapture. Brown previously played the role in 1998.

The Roundabout Theatre Company revival of John Kander and Fred Ebb's musical currently stars singer-songwriter Jon Secada (as the Emcee) and "Happy Days" patriarch Tom Bosley (as Herr Schultz) and original Beauty and the Beast star Susan Egan (as Sally Bowles).

The show also features Alma Cuervo (as Fraulein Schneider), Liz McConahay and Peter Benson.

The Roundabout Theatre Company recently announced Cabaret's final weeks with a scheduled close Nov. 2. No details regarding the final cast have been announced yet.

The musical directed by Sam Mendes with Rob Marshall, featuring the music of Kander, the lyrics of Ebb and book by Joe Masteroff, opened on Broadway March 19, 1998. It won four Tony Awards that year including Best Revival of a Musical.

For tickets to Cabaret at Studio 54, 254 West 54 Street, call (212) 239-6200 or click here.

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