Monday, April 27, 2015

CABARET

Broadway opening: November 20th, 1966 - Run: 1166 performances

Directed by Harold Prince - Book by Joe Masteroff - Based on the Play by John Van Drutne and in Stories by Christopher Isherwood - Choreography by Ronald Field - Orchestrations by Don Walker

Cast: Jill Haworth (Sally Bowles), Bert Convy (Clifford Bradshaw), Lotte Lenya (Fräulein Schneider), Jack Gilford (Herr Schultz), Joel Grey (Emcee), Edward Winter (Ernst Ludwig), Peg Murray (Fräulein Kost)

The plot: An American writer, Cliff Bradshaw, arrives at Berlin and he meets an interesting group of characters: Ernst Ludwig, a smuggler working for the Nazi party; Fräulein Schneider, an old lady who rents rooms at her flat; Herr Schultz, a Jewish fruitier with a romantic interest on Schneider; Fräulein Kost, a woman with lots of sailor friends she entertains at her bedroom; Emcee, the host of the Kit Kat Club; Sally Bowles, an English singer working at that club and with whom he began a relationship. As the Nazi Party is rising, the life of each one of them will change forever.

Tracks: Wilkommen - So What? - Don't Tell Mama - Telephone Song - Perfectly Marvelous - Two Ladies - It Couldn't Please Me More - Tomorrow Belongs to Me - Why Should I Wake Up? - The Money Song (Sitting Pretty) - Married - Meeskite - If You Could See Her (The Gorilla Song) - What Would You Do? - Cabaret

Awards: Tony for Best Musical, Director, Featured Actor (Joel Grey), Featured Actress (Peg Murray), Score, Sets, Choreography, Costumes

Awards Nominations: Tony for Best Actor (Jack Gilford), Best Actress (Lotte Lenya), Featured Actor (Edward Winter)


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On March 19th 1998 a revised production opened on Broadway.

Directed by Sam Mendes & Rob Marshall -  Choreography by Rob Marshall - Orchestrations by Michael Gibson - Starring: Natasha Richardson (Sally Bowles), Alan Cumming (Emcee), John Benjamin Hickey (Clifford Bradshaw), Mary Louise Wilson (Fräulein Schneider), Ron Rifkin (Herr Schultz), Denis O'Hare (Ernst Ludwig), Michele Pawk (Fräulein Kost)

New Tracks: Mein Herr - Maybe This Time - Money - I Don't Care Much

Awards: Tony for Best Musical Revival, Actress (Natasha Richardson), Actor (Alan Cumming), Featured Actor (Ron Rifkin)


Awards Nominations: Tony for Best Director, Choreography, Featured Actress (Mary Louise Wilson), Orchestrations, Costumes, Lighting Design

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