Broadway's Cabaret Welcomes Film Actress as New Fraulein Kost Tonight | Playbill

News Broadway's Cabaret Welcomes Film Actress as New Fraulein Kost Tonight Hani Furstenberg, known for her American film work in "The Loneliest Planet," assumes the role of Fraulein Kost in the Broadway revival of Cabaret Dec. 22. Original cast member Gayle Rankin played her final performance Dec. 21.

Hani Furstenberg
Hani Furstenberg

Furstenberg has also been seen Off-Broadway in Lucy Thurber's Stay and Adam Rapp's Though The Yellow Hour at the Rattlestick Theater. 

The extended engagement, featuring Golden Globe nominee Emma Stone ("Easy A"), Tony-winning star Alan Cumming and 2014 Tony Award nominees Linda Emond and Danny Burstein, continues through March 29, 2015.

Read the Playbill magazine feature with Stone, who talks about making her Broadway debut at Studio 54

The production officially opened April 24 at Studio 54.

Academy Award winner Sam Mendes (director) and Academy Award nominee Rob Marshall (co-director/choreographer), who were Tony-nominated for their work on the 1998 production, returned to recreate their direction and choreography from the 1998 Tony Award-winning production. Once again, they converted 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. Click here to read the PLAYBILL.COM EXCLUSIVE with director Mendes, who talks about why Cabaret has returned to Broadway, the show's journey, exposing the musical to a new generation and more

The cast also features Bill Heck as Cliff and Aaron Krohn as Ernst. The Kit Kat Klub boys and girls are Will Carlyon, Kaleigh Cronin, Caleb Damschroder, Benjamin Eakeley, Andrea Goss, Leeds Hill, Kristin Olness, Kelly Paredes, Jessica Pariseau, Dylan Paul, Evan Siegel, Stacey Sipowicz and Katrina Yaukey.

Cabaret features a book by Joe Masteroff, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. It is based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood.

The original design team also returns for the 2014 production, including set and club design by Robert Brill, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design by Peggy Eisenhauer and Mike Baldassari and sound design by Brian Ronan. Patrick Vaccariello is the musical director.

Studio 54 is located at 254 West 54th Street. Tickets can be purchased online at, 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).

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