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

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

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Member Reviews (687)

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962 Reviews | 338 Followers
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

825 Reviews | 891 Followers
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..

801 Reviews | 1003 Followers
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.

587 Reviews | 220 Followers
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.

462 Reviews | 710 Followers
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.

399 Reviews | 202 Followers
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.

Nic
386 Reviews | 84 Followers
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.

332 Reviews | 97 Followers
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

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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