Cabaret (Broadway)
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Cabaret (Broadway)
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Cabaret (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

89%
(684 Reviews)
Positive
97%
Mixed
2%
Negative
1%
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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.

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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. Read more

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..

Critic Reviews (11)

The New York Times
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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Time Out New York
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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New York Magazine / Vulture
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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The Hollywood Reporter
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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Variety
April 24th, 2014

"It seemed nuts but proved shrewd of Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall to retool their dazzling 1998 revival of the Kander and Ebb masterpiece, fit Cumming with a new trenchcoat for his triumphant return, and bring the decadent netherworld of 1920s Berlin back to Studio 54, the revival’s ideal venue."
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Chicago Tribune
April 24th, 2014

"Mendes' "Cabaret" was, and is, a brilliantly inventive and revealing conception. Then and now."
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New York Post
April 24th, 2014

"What do you call a revival of a revival? A re-revival? In the case of this “Cabaret,” you just call it fantastic."
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New York Daily News
April 24th, 2014

"Great musical dramas like “Cabaret” — entertaining, tuneful and illuminating — are all too rare."
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The Huffington Post
April 24th, 2014

"Of course, there will be two audiences for this revival--the audience that saw it then and the audience that didn't.While the former will probably experience fogged déjà vu, the latter may like what they get. Depending on which audience you fit into, you may want to think before you come to this Cabaret."
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USA Today
April 24th, 2014

"Even if you saw it last time, you are strongly advised — no, urged — to return. The reasons to do so include both a familiar face in the cast and a few new ones. Alan Cumming revisits the character with renewed senses of mischief and urgency that will leave you riveted, from the moment he introduces a deliciously bawdy Willkommen to his final, chilling adieu."
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Newsday
April 24th, 2014

"Cumming is better than ever. And that freshness is so infectious it spills over into a landmark production that closed in 2004 but feels, with one uneasy exception, as confident -- and about as dangerous -- as if it has been running ever since."
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