PHOTO CALL: Cabaret Stars Michelle Williams and Alan Cumming and Director Rob Marshall Take Part in TimesTalks

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25 Feb 2014

Michelle Williams and Alan Cumming, who will star in the Broadway return of Cabaret, joined director Rob Marshall and Times contributor David Rooney for a TimesTalks discussion Feb. 24.



The Kander and Ebb musical will return to Broadway March 21 at the Roundabout Theatre Company's Studio 54. The production is a remounting of the Roundabout's Tony Award-winning 1998 revival of the dark musical.



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David Rooney, Michelle Williams, Alan Cumming and Rob Marshall
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The 6:30 PM "TimesTalks" event featured Cumming and Williams and Tony and Academy Award-nominated co-director-choreographer Rob Marshall. For tickets, click here.

Williams, an Oscar nominee for her performances in "My Week with Marilyn," "Blue Valentine" and "Brokeback Mountain," will make her Broadway debut as Sally Bowles alongside Tony Award winner Cumming in Cabaret, which will play a 24-week limited engagement. Opening night is set for April 24.

Cumming (Macbeth, Threepenny Opera, Design for Living) will reprise his performance as Emcee, the show's master of ceremonies and the role that earned him the 1998 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical. 

The cast also includes two-time Tony nominee Linda Emond as Fraulein Schneider and four-time Tony nominee Danny Burstein as Herr Schultz.

Academy Award winner Mendes (director) and Academy Award nominee Marshall (co-director/choreographer), who were Tony-nominated for their work on the 1998 production, will return to recreate their direction and choreography from the 1998 Tony Award-winning production.

Cabaret features a book by Joe Masteroff, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. It is based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood.

Read more about the production here. 

The original design team will also return for the 2014 production, including 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. Patrick Vaccariello is the musical director.

Roundabout's production of Cabaret opened on Broadway March 19, 1998, starring Cumming and Natasha Richardson and won four Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical and Best Actor in a Musical. The production played for six years through Jan. 4, 2004. Cabaret premiered on Broadway in 1966 and won eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

Studio 54 is located at 254 West 54th Street. Tickets are currently available by calling (212) 719-1300 or visiting RoundaboutTheatre.org.