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Life is a cabaret populated by completely different faces come April 29, when Broadway's long-running revival of Cabaret receives a host of major cast changes.
Television star John Stamos will play the new Emcee in the Tony-winning revival at Studio 54. Stamos, who was last on Broadway in the hit revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, will step into the role that was created for the Roundabout production by Alan Cumming, who won a Tony for his work as the sexually-charged commentator. Raul Esparza, who will appear in two productions at this summer's Kennedy Center Sondheim Celebration, recently left the part.
Before becoming Niles Crane's ideal woman on "Frasier," the English actress Leeves—who plays Sally Bowles—had roles on the American sitcoms "Throb" and "Murphy Brown." Film credits include "To Live and Die in L.A." and "Monty Python's The Meaning of Life."
Rick Holmes will join the company as Clifford Bradshaw. He recently starred in the Roundabout's Major Barbara.
Directed by Sam Mendes, Roundabout's production of Cabaret opened on Broadway March 19, 1998, and won four 1998 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical. Tickets for the production may be purchased at the Studio 54 box office, 254 West 54th Street, or through TeleCharge at (212) 239-6200.