The darkest parts of history, if we are not vigilant, are doomed to repeat themselves. That's the overwhelming message coursing through the current national tour of "Cabaret."
“Cabaret” offers one of the most chilling lines you’ll ever hear in an American musical:
“That’s just politics, and what does that have to do with us?”
The toast of Mayfair is back in town, and she's looking a little desperate. Sally Bowles, I mean — not Cabaret.
The touring version of the Roundabout Theatre Company's 2014 revival of Sam Mendes' 1998 revival (got that?) of Fred Ebb and John Kander's portrait of Weimar-era weltschmerz and excess looks suitably tatty and sounds pretty good. Maybe a little too good at times — Andrea Goss' enchanting goth-pixie Sally, at least to my ears, hews closer to Liza Minnelli's Sally (she who really had too much talent to be stuck in a dive like the Kit Kat Klub) than to the late Natasha Richardson's cunningly off-key chanteuse from 1998. (It could partially be Goss' black bob, of course.)
The seedy glamour of the Kit Kat Klub with its bawdy emcee in Cabaret provide an unsettling but fitting backdrop to the story of the hard-living entertainer Sally Bowles in Weimar Germany.
But it may be the secondary storyline in the musical — the storyline featuring the show’s only Jewish character — that more aptly depicts the contradictions implicit in a society flourishing intellectually and artistically against the impending rise of the Nazis.
Cabaret is a thrilling and risque Tony Award-winning musical that is set in the infamous Kit Kat Klub.
It was made into a movie starring Liza Minelli, and now the Roundabout Theatre Company has brought the 50-year-old show back to Broadway and Chicago. Stars of the show Andrea Goss, Aisling Halpin and Dani Spieler joined us for a performance of "Don't Tell Mama."
NEW YORK (AP) — The national tour of the thrilling musical Cabaret is about to launch and it's led by a young woman who knows it intimately. After all, she watched it for a year on Broadway — from the stage.
Andrea Goss will play the fishnet-and-bowler hat wearing chanteuse Sally Bowles after being a member of the ensemble and an understudy for Sally. She patiently backed up Michelle Williams, Emma Stone and Sienna Miller.
Directors Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall's Tony Award-winning production of Kander and Ebb's Cabaret is about to hit the road in an all new national tour. Hear from show stars Randy Harrison, Andrea Goss and more in the video!
Cabaret is set in the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd - and to leave their troubles outside. Check out interviews with the cast and performance previews of "Cabaret," "Don't Tell Mama" and "It Couldn't Please Me More."
Kander and Ebb's classic musical Cabaret is a 50-year-old show that continues to pack quite a punch. At a recent meet-and-greet event for Roundabout Theater Company's Cabaret national tour, Emcee Randy Harrison ("Queer as Folk") and the rest of the cast shared thoughts on the show's longevity - and the particular resonance of Sam Mendes' award-winning production.
Roundabout Theatre Company launches a national tour of Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall's production of Cabaret January 26 in Providence, RI. Randy Harrison ("Queer As Folk," Wicked) and Andrea Goss (cast member of Broadway's Cabaret) head the cast as the Emcee and Sally Bowles. Watch the cast in the rehearsal room to view a sneak peek of Cabaret.
The tour will launch Jan. 26. 2016, in Providence, RI at the Providence Performing Arts Center.