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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
See it if Returned to NYC in 1999 so I missed Alan Cumming (the Emcee) & Natasha Richardson (Sally) as the leads. But I saw several others & it worked
Don't see it if If U don't like WW2 shows where the Nazi's sing too then skip it. Don't like dancing girls (w/ cigars) or risque songs then you're a Nun/kid
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.