The Roundabout Theatre Company hit, Cabaret, will celebrate its first anniversary at Studio 54 with a Fox Television tour on Fri., Oct. 22.
Fox's morning program, Good Day New York will feature Cabaret's Susan Egan giving a tour of the venue. Egan, who stars in Cabaret as Sally Bowles, will a give a tour that highlights designer Robert Brill's work in transforming of the infamous glittering dance club of the '70s into the gritty-noir Kit Kat Klub of '30s Berlin.
The "Good Day New York" segment will air Fri., Oct. 22 between 7 - 9 AM on WNYW (Channel 5) in New York City.
In other Cabaret news, Dick Latessa and Martin Moran will join the Broadway cast starting Nov. 9. Latessa, seen in Proposals, will play Herr Schultz (currently played by Laurence Luckinbill), while Moran (Titanic) will take over for Michael Stuhlbarg as Ernst Ludwig.
* Television loves Cabaret it would seem. In recent weeks, television game show star Vanna White from "Wheel of Fortune" got to live out her Broadway fantasy and play Egan's character, Sally Bowles, in the opening number of a special performance of Cabaret. For that one-off, Egan assisted White with her make-up and dialogue.
Cabaret moved to Studio 54 on Nov. 12, 1998, after its initial run at Henry Miller's Theatre on West 43rd was closed due to a mid-summer construction accident at Four Times Square. The accident stopped Cabaret performances less than six months into its run, and at a time when it was one of the hottest single tickets on Broadway. Later, separate conflicts with the venue's management prompted the idea to move permanently. The costs connected with the lost shows and subsequent move were staggering.
Production sources say the shift uptown from Henry Miller's Theatre cost $1.5 million and that the renovations to Studio 54 cost $1.2 million.
Today, Cabaret still plays to capacity and the success of the show has spawned a national tour starring Joely Fisher. For tickets to the Broadway production call Tele-charge at (212) 239 6200.