Heathers' Barrett Wilbert Weed Will Play Sally Bowles Opposite "Smash" Star in Cabaret

News   Heathers' Barrett Wilbert Weed Will Play Sally Bowles Opposite "Smash" Star in Cabaret
Barrett Wilbert Weed, a Drama Desk nominee for her breakout performance in Heathers: The Musical, will put on a pair of lacy pants and head to D.C. to star as Sally Bowles — opposite "Smash" actor Wesley Taylor as the Emcee — in Cabaret at the Signature Theatre. 

Barrett Wilbert Weed
Barrett Wilbert Weed

Weed, who has also been seen on Broadway in Lysistrata Jones, tweeted the casting news March 17. 


As previously announced, Taylor (Rock of Ages, The Addams Family) will star in Signature's production of John Kander and Fred Ebb's Cabaret, which will be presented May 12-June 28 as part of the company's 25th anniversary season in Arlington, VA.

Cabaret features a book by Joe Masteroff based on the play I Am a Camera by John Van Druten and "The Berlin Stories" by Christopher Isherwood. The score features music by Kander and lyrics by Ebb.

Matthew Gardiner will direct and choreograph. 

Taylor and Weed will be joined in the cast by Rick Foucheux (Herr Schultz), Naomi Jacobson (Fraulein Schneider), Bobby Smith (Ernst), Maria Rizzo (Fraulein Kost), Gregory Wooddell (Cliff), Shayna Blass, Kurt Boehm, Mark Chandler, Jordan DeBona, Jamie Eacker, Colleen Hayes, Rachel Schur, Jessica Thorne and Joseph Tudor.

The creative team includes associate dhoreographer Kelly D'Amboise, musical director Jon Kalbfleisch, scenic designer Misha Kachman, costume designer Frank Labovitz, lighting designer Jason Lyons, sound designer Lane Elms, wig designer Anne Nesmith, dialect coach Leigh Wilson Smiley, production stage manager Kerry Epstein and assistant stage manager Karen Currie.

The Broadway production of Cabaret, starring Alan Cumming and Sienna Miller, will play its final performance at Studio 54 March 29. 

For more information on the Signature production, click here

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