The 1972 film version, directed by Bob Fosse, was awarded eight Academy Awards. In addition to Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey, who both won Oscars for their performances, the movie also featured Michael York, Marisa Berenson and Fritz Wepper. "Cabaret" is based on the Tony Award winning musical of the same name about a nightclub singer (Sally Bowles) in pre-World War II Berlin and her relationship with a visiting writer (Clifford Bradshaw). The musical features a book by Joe Masteroff, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. The original Broadway production was directed by Harold Prince. The 1998 revival starred Natasha Richardson and Alan Cumming, who won Tony Awards for their performances as, respectively, Sally Bowles and the Emcee.
On Feb. 5, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will debut the newly restored 40th anniversary Blu-ray and DVD of Cabaret. A new documentary, Cabaret: The Musical That Changed Musicals will be featured.