"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." Full Review
"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." Full Review
"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." Full Review
"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." Full Review
"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." Full Review
"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." Full Review
"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." Full Review
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
See it if you connect to stories from the 30s and 40s, love Kander & Ebb, or classic musicals. This was a solid revival with some old favorites.
Don't see it if dark, challenging material is uncomfortable for you. You will laugh, but you'll also cry, and see into the darkness in the human race.
See it if want to be totally engaged with a seductive look at the dark side of humankind, want to be thoroughly entertained, to think and reflect.
Don't see it if you do not want to think about Holocaust themes, decadence in Germany during the Nazi regime, issues which may be coming back to haunt us.
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.
See it if you've never seen Alan Cumming play this part. You've never been to the Kit Kat Klub. It's another fabulous Kander & Ebb score.
Don't see it if you want a Sally who can really sing. Sally and Cliff's story felt very rushed and underdeveloped.
See it if You love Kander and Ebb or Alan Cumming...especially if you've never seen a good production of this musical. It's brilliantly staged.
Don't see it if You really don't like "Cabaret"...though it may change your mind. I'm not hugely fond of the musical but loved this production.
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.
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.
See it if You want to see a great updated revival of a classic. Excellent direction by Sam Mendes. Allan Cummings is superb and cast is excellent.
Don't see it if you don't like musicals with serious subject matter!