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.
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
See it if You're into history, 1929 and up, and want to see it from a black box perspective. Also, entrancing, beautiful, haunting music.
Don't see it if The current political scene bothers you too much. It can get very real and VERY sad. This one sticks with you.
See it if ...you want to see one of the top five best musicals ever made, not to mention top 2, 3 best male performances in history - Alan C.
Don't see it if you have no taste. Anyone who cannot love Cabaret is dead to me.
See it if you like Kander and Ebb and don't mind exploring the darker parts of human nature.
Don't see it if you need a happy ending, are uncomfortable with homosexuality, explicit sex jokes, and period-appropriate anti-Semitism.
See it if you want to go through the whole range of emotions. Cabaret is not only a classic but also dark and hilarious at the same time. A must see.
Don't see it if You're easily offended. Stop being a jerk and go see it. It's worth it.
See it if You like a classic with a great script, amazing arrangements, absorbing story and the experience of Studio 54.
Don't see it if i can´t find any reason why anyone wouldn´t like this show, unless you hate music.
See it if Cabaret is a FANTASTIC SHOW. Alan Cumming was freaking amazing! Sienna Miller was great. the ensemble was great. the Kit Kat Klub is awesome
Don't see it if you don't want so see something very sexual and raunchy.
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!
See it if you love classic musicals, inventive staging, slightly risque jokes, the 1930s, fun storytelling that also has meaningful points to make.
Don't see it if you don't like risque jokes.
See it if Alan Cumming was FANASTIC!!! So glad I got to see him perform in this wonderful show. Also saw it with Emma Stone who was also amazing!
Don't see it if you aren't into risqué shows
See it if You want a musical that goes beyond its catchy songs and dance routines with an intriguing story that will bring you from laughter to tears.
Don't see it if You're offended by risque costumes, dialogue, or sexual innuendos.