PHOTO CALL: Amanda Palmer and Aly Trasher Star in A.R.T.'s Cabaret

News   PHOTO CALL: Amanda Palmer and Aly Trasher Star in A.R.T.'s Cabaret
Amanda Palmer takes a gender-bending turn as the Emcee in the American Repertory Theater production of Kander and Ebb's Cabaret, which began performances Aug. 31 in Cambridge, MA.

Steven Bogart directs the environmental staging of the dark musical, running through Oct. 29 at A.R.T.'s Oberon. Cabaret will officially open Sept. 8.


Palmer, best known as a performance artist, musician and half of the Brechtian duo The Dresden Dolls, inhabits the role made famous by Joel Grey in the original Broadway production.

The A.R.T. production also features Aly Trasher as entertainer Sally Bowles, Matt Wood as writer Cliff Bradshaw, Remo Airaldi as Herr Schultz, David Costa as Ernst Ludwig, Claire Davies as Fraulein Kost, Thomas Derrah as Fraulein Schneider and Jeremy Geidt as Max.

The ensemble includes Renee-Marie Brewster, Lucille Duncan, Tamara Hickey, Eric Johnson, Jordy Lievers, Gaetano Pugliese, Annika Franklin, Chris Thomas and Edward Walsh.

Cabaret features a book by Joe Masteroff, based on the John Van Druten play "I Am a Camera" and the original stories by Christopher Isherwood. John Kander and Fred Ebb penned the Tony-Award winning score to the musical that features such hits as "Willkommen," "So What," "Don't Tell Mama" and the title song.

Here is a look at the production:

Visit AmericanRepertoryTheater. A.R.T. is located at 64 Brattle Street in Cambridge, MA.

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