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Cabaret (Broadway)

From 678 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Absorbing, Great acting, Edgy, Thought-provoking

About the show

Roundabout Theatre Company presents this revival of the Kander and Ebb classic set in Weimar Germany about a doomed love story between a cabaret star and a writer. More…

In 1930s Berlin, British cabaret singer Sally Bowles is the star of the Kit Kat Club. American writer Cliff Bradshaw is in love with her. Their love is tested by the rise of the Nazi Party in late Weimar Germany, as well as Sally's desire to remain there as a performer. Roundabout's production is a revival of the 10-time Tony-winning production directed by Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall.

2h 30m | Already closed | Studio 54 (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (678)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Absorbing, Great acting, Edgy, Thought-provoking
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Avg Score

80
Clever, Absorbing, Great writing, Edgy, Thought-provoking

See it if you love Cabaret. Offered little new over the last revival except casting: MWms was fine, EStone was luminous even if not a great singer.

Don't see it if you want something fresh. Like deja vu. Still, I enjoyed seeing this round (twice!) Sound was too loud, some prime seats had obstructed vw.

Also I'm catching up on reviews of shows I saw pre-Show Score. Cabaret was ... Read more Read less

85
Funny, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if a Classic! Great Music and actors. Fun and sad.

Don't see it if you don't like strange and extraordinary people..

95
Powerful, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Immersive

See it if You want to see one of the most powerful pieces of musical theater. The music, staging, and production is incredible.

Don't see it if You don't like darker shows.

85
Entertaining, Great acting, Edgy, Must see, Profound

See it if you like a show with bite and a little edge, but also tells a great story.

Don't see it if you're not comfortable with innuendo or "tamed vulgarity" on stage.

85
Clever, Entertaining, Dated, Edgy, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy darker fare, or are interested in seeing an important show in the American musical theater canon.

Don't see it if You're looking for more family-oriented fare.

100
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Must see, Great acting

See it if One of the best shows I've seen in years. Alan Cumming was extraordinary.

Don't see it if You're a little prudish or looking for something to take the kids to.

95
Edgy, Great staging, Intense, Raunchy

See it if you love the musical. Come hear the music play....

Don't see it if you don't want to see a revival of a revival. This was a remounting of the previous revival, but still fantastic nonetheless.

83
Original, Profound, Resonant, Relevant

See it if you want to see theater that means something. The classic songs that can be alternatingly fun or sad are the perfect backdrop to the story.

Don't see it if you require affection for all lead characters. Sally isn't a character I have much sympathy for or connection with. I'm sure others do.

50
Entertaining, Enchanting, Great staging

See it if You want to see the ever brilliant Alan Cumming.

Don't see it if You want a good Sally Bowles (Michelle Williams doesn't cut it).

88
Entertaining, Must see, Great acting, Funny, Exquisite

See it if you love alan and his kit kat girls.

Don't see it if you want a classic broadway show like the king and i.

93
Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Profound, Wonderful score and music

See it if You like musicals that pack a wallop. Strong historical picture of pre-war Germany. Lyrical, funny and chilling.

Don't see it if If you are looking for light fare. Some hard to face realities about world history and hatred.

25
Confusing, Disappointing, Edgy, Overrated, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see something edgy, or are a fan of Kander and Ebb.

Don't see it if You want a musical where you can understand what the hell is going on. It makes no sense.

88
Entertaining, Great acting, Masterful, Edgy

See it if enjoy revivals and the music of this great classic. (if Alan Cumming revives his roll again it is not to be missed)

Don't see it if are easily offended, show can be risqué at times.

91
Absorbing, Ambitious, Dated, Great staging, Resonant

See it if you haven’t already

Don't see it if you don’t like men in makeup

90
Clever, Great writing, Intense, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see a great show that is still highly relevant, with a masterful Kander & Ebb score and a wonderful restaging from the original

Don't see it if you don't like period musicals or difficult subject matter

87
Great staging, Great writing, Must see, Entertaining

See it if the time in history intrigues you & you appreciate fine acting & a brilliant story.

Don't see it if you prefer happy musicals.

90
Clever, Great acting, Profound, Resonant

See it if You like Cabaret.

Don't see it if You don't like Cabaret.

90
Clever, Absorbing, Great staging, Great writing, Profound

See it if you are fine with all the Holocaust reference with the fine writing and music

Don't see it if you're not comfortable with it

100
Absorbing, Original, Great singing, Great staging, Classic

See it if you want to see one of the best revivals ever.

Don't see it if you don't like the soundtrack.

Also This great revival was staged like a cabaret. It was an immersive stag... Read more Read less

97
Entertaining, Great staging, Masterful, Must see, Resonant

See it if You are an Alan Cummings fan and love provocative theatre.

Don't see it if You want to see an uplifting show.

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intense, Relevant

See it if you like cabaret

Don't see it if you want a lighthearted play

85
Entertaining, Funny, Raunchy, Thought-provoking, Great writing

See it if you enjoy a little raunch, scandal, & sass with your musicals.

Don't see it if you're tired of WWII plot lines, adverse to the strange, or uncomfortable with sexual content.

98
Masterful, Resonant, Great acting, Great staging, Sexy

See it if you want to see one of the greatest revivals of any Broadway show.

Don't see it if you're looking for something light or family-friendly. This production really brings out the darkness of the subject matter.

87
Absorbing, Entertaining, Edgy, Great acting, Great writing

See it if 87- Emma Stone blew the roof off. 70- Michelle Williams didn't, sadly. Alan Cumming was phenomenal. Kander and Ebb classic; still a favorite

Don't see it if I found myself missing more of the choreography from the 2002 revival. But still worth it. Strong, emotional subject matter, be warned.

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Must see, Masterful

See it if You want to be completely transported into the KitKat Klub. The show is sexy, chilling, and entertaining. Best production of the show.

Don't see it if You are bringing a family, it's a little inappropriate.


April 24th, 2014
"Hot diggity dachshund, it’s old home week on the campus at Weimar Berlin, otherwise known as the Kit Kat Klub. And if we take off our glasses and squint, we can pretend that life is just as divinely, dangerously decadent as it was when we were all 16 years younger."
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April 24th, 2014
"This Cabaret is a superb production of one of the great Broadway musicals of all time—an exhilarating, harrowing masterpiece."
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April 24th, 2014
"Is it too much to ask that the current revival of the revisal of the reimagining of the great work still be as good? After all, the Roundabout production opening tonight at Studio 54 is much the same show as the one that closed there ten years ago."
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April 24th, 2014
"Mendes and Marshall have precision-tooled the production so that its hard, diamond edges glisten with sweat and sparkle. Their staging is tight as a drum, underlining the musical's ingenious construction while briskly maneuvering through abrupt modulations of tone."
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