New Frauleins: Mariette Hartley and Jane Summerhays Join Cabaret, March 7

News   New Frauleins: Mariette Hartley and Jane Summerhays Join Cabaret, March 7
Mariette Hartley and Jane Summerhays will assume the roles of Frauleins Schneider and Kost, respectively, March 7, in the current Broadway revival of Cabaret.

Hartley, known for her work on television shows including "Rockford Files," "WIOU," and "Goodnight Beantown," has appeared on the stage recently in the national touring company of Copenhagen. Other credits include Detective Story, Sylvia, Ancestral Voices, 42nd Street, Lion in Winter and the west coast premiere of Tom Stoppard's The Seagull at the Old Globe under the direction of Jack O'Brien.

Summerhays was last seen on Broadway in The Wild Party. Other Great White Way credits include The Real Inspector Hound, Taking Steps, Lend Me a Tenor, Me and My Girl, A Chorus Line and Sugar Babies. Her television guest appearances include "Ed," "Sex and the City," "Law & Order," "The Cosby Mysteries," and "Kennedy Center Honors."

Neil Patrick Harris (Proof) currently heads up the cast as the Emcee. Tom Bosley (Herr Schultz) and Deborah Gibson (Sally Bowles) also star with Rick Holmes, Penny Ayn Maas and Peter Benson.

The musical directed by Sam Mendes with Rob Marshall featuring the music of Kander, the lyrics of Ebb and book by Joe Masteroff, opened on Broadway March 19, 1998. It won Tony Awards that year including Best Revival of a Musical.

Roundabout Theatre Company artistic director Todd Haimes told Playbill On-Line (Aug. 2002) that Cabaret will play one more year at the space and then close to make way for a revival of Stephen Sondheim's Assassins. Tickets for Cabaret at Studio 54, 254 West 54 Street and through Telecharge at (212) 239-6200 or click here.

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