The Verdict: Reviews of Cabaret With Alan Cumming and Michelle Williams

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24 Apr 2014

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Joan Marcus

Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall's Tony-winning production of Cabaret, starring Tony Award winner Alan Cumming and Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams, officially opened April 24 at Studio 54.

Oscar nominee Michelle Williams ("My Week with Marilyn," "Blue Valentine," "Brokeback Mountain") makes her Broadway debut as nightclub singer Sally Bowles in the Roundabout Theatre Company production, which features Cumming repeating his award-winning performance as the Emcee.

Cumming and Williams are joined by two-time Tony nominee Linda Emond (Death of a Salesman, Life x 3) as Fraulein Schneider, four-time Tony nominee Danny Burstein (Golden Boy, Follies, South Pacific, The Drowsy Chaperone) as Herr Schultz, Drama Desk Award nominee Bill Heck (Orphan's Home Cycle, Angels in America, The Merchant of Venice) as Cliff, Aaron Krohn (Macbeth, The Farnsworth Invention, The Coast of Utopia, Julius Caesar, Henry IV, The Invention of Love) as Ernst and Gayle Rankin (The Illusion, Tribes) as Fraulein Kost.

Academy Award winner Mendes (director) and Academy Award nominee Marshall (co-director/choreographer), who were Tony-nominated for their work on the 1998 production, return to recreate their direction and choreography from the 1998 Tony Award-winning production. Once again, they convert Studio 54 into the gritty Kit Kat Klub, with cabaret-type seating as well as traditional theatre seating, to recreate the environment of the notorious pre-war Berlin nightclub.

The critics have filed their reviews, and Playbill.com has collected them for our readers. Click through to read them all. Playbill.com will continue to update our list as the reviews come in.



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Studio 54 is located at 254 West 54th Street. Tickets can be purchased online at RoundaboutTheatre.org, by phone at (212) 719-1300 and at Roundabout's American Airlines Theatre box office (227 West 42nd Street) or Laura Pels Theatre Box office (111 West 46th Street).