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On April 24, news broke that Alan Cumming would reprise his performance as the Master of Ceremonies in a 2014 Broadway revival of the groundbreaking 1966 musical Cabaret. Cumming earned a Tony Award for playing the role in the 1998 revival.
Cabaret composer John Kander later confirmed to the New York Times that Cumming was attached to star in a 2014 Broadway revival for the Roundabout Theatre Company.
The Roundabout Theatre Company, which produced the last revival (featuring Cumming) at Studio 54, has not announced its full 2013-14 season.
Initial reports stated that Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway would star as Sally Bowles, but representatives for the actress said she was not attached to the project.
Cabaret features a book by Joe Masteroff, based on the John Van Druten play "I Am a Camera" and the original stories by Christopher Isherwood. John Kander and Fred Ebb penned the Tony-Award winning score to the musical that features such hits as "Willkommen," "So What," "Don't Tell Mama" and the title song.
Cabaret premiered on Broadway in 1966 under the direction of Harold Prince. The original production starred Jill Haworth as Sally Bowles and Joel Grey as the Master of Ceremonies. Cumming starred opposite late actress Natasha Richardson in the acclaimed 1998 Sam Mendes-helmed revival of the production for the Roundabout Theatre, which ran for 2,414 performances. Liza Minnelli and Grey starred in Bob Fosse's Oscar-winning 1972 film adaptation.