November 8, the current cast of Broadway's Cabaret will play its last performance at the Kit Kat Klub. The production will have three days off (Nov. 9, 10 & 11), then resume performances -- this time at its new location, Studio 54.
The show reopened with new cast members Jennifer Jason Leigh and Blair Brown, appearing alongside Sella, Ron Rifkin and John Benjamin Hickey. Tickets are on sale through June 1999 at (212) 239-6200.
In other Cabaret news, the national tour of the Kander and Ebb musical will begin in Los Angeles at The Wilshire Theatre, Feb. 1999. In addition to the L.A. dates, Cabaret is scheduled to play Boston, Chicago, Washington D.C., Toronto, Minneapolis, and San Francisco in the tour's first twelve months. Specific dates are TBA.
As for the NY switch from the Kit Kat Klub to Studio 54, Roundabout Artistic Director Todd Haimes is quoted as saying, "During our time at the 43rd Street club, it became apparent that it was not possible to co-exist successfully and that Cabaret needed its own home."
The current cast includes: Robert Sella (Side Man), Jennifer Jason Leigh (as Sally), Blair Brown, Ron Rifkin and John Benjamin Hickey (as Isherwood stand-in, Cliff). Tickets are on sale through June 1999 at (212) 239-6200.