Rebecca Frecknall’s critically acclaimed production is set to open at the August Wilson Theatre in Spring 2024.
It has been announced that Eddie Redmayne and Gayle Rankin will lead the cast for the upcoming Broadway production of Cabaret, which is set to begin performances on 1st April 2024, with twin gala nights on 20th and 21st April.
As with the London production, it is expected that the August Wilson Theatre will be reconfigured to appear exactly like the Kit Kat Club.
Eddie Redmayne is reprising his role as the Emcee, which he originated in the London production and saw him to go onto win an Olivier Award for his performance. Gayle Rankin (House of the Dragon) will be taking on the role of Sally Bowles, having previously appeared in the 2014 Broadway revival as Fraulein Kost.
This production of Cabaret opened at the transformed Playhouse Theatre in 2021, winning seven Olivier Awards and three prestigious Critics Circle Awards. As well as being directed by Rebecca Frecknall, the creative team includes: set and costume design by Tom Scutt , choreography by Julia Cheng musical supervision by Jennifer Whyte and musical direction by Ben Ferguson with lighting design by Isabella Byrd and sound design by Nick Lidster.
Cabaret is based on the play by John van Druten, stories by Christopher Isherwood and features a book by Joe Masteroff. It features music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb and includes songs such as ‘Maybe This Time’, ‘Wilkommen’ and ‘Money’.
Talking about the news Eddie Redmayne said: “It was whilst playing the Emcee in a student production of Cabaret over 25 years ago that my love for theatre was properly ignited. It now feels completely thrilling and a little surreal to be a part of Rebecca’s truly unique vision of Masteroff, Kander, and Ebb’s brilliance as it arrives on Broadway, where the piece has such a history.”
Meanwhile Gayle Rankin commented: “Cabaret has been a wildly profound marker in my life. How I understand myself as an artist and citizen in the very fragile world we live in has proved to revolve on its axis. I am completely honored to hold hands with Sally inside of this singular, powerful production, and forever grateful to Rebecca, Eddie, and the whole family for inviting me into its creation on Broadway.”
To find out more about the Broadway production visit: https://kitkat.club/cabaret-broadway/