"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
"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
"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
"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
"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 love the classics in theater. Although modern productions may miss the punch of the original, the score remains outstanding.
Don't see it if You don't want to see yet another show about Nazi Germany and the cruelty it inspired. In its time, though, this show was ground-breaking.
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 a master director take on one of the theater's greatest musicals. Profound and moving with stunning performances.
Don't see it if you don't like serious musicals. Kander and Ebb will leave you moved, gutted and thinking about this show for a long time after it ends.
See it if you like a musical with a dark, insidious mood and jarring, angular choreography
Don't see it if Fosse's sharp choreography and/or the original performances are the only Cabaret you'd like to see
See it if Ms Walkers performance as Sally Bowles is worth the very short trip to LIC. This classic musical is performed with a lovely cast of talent.
Don't see it if If you don't like actors right next to you. Very Sexy costumes and behavior.
See it if you enjoy the music, are not bothered by the statement, but rather appreciate, made in the storyline... enjoy raunchy, fun, lyrics.
Don't see it if you mind some vulgar references... you prefer not to hear stories about abortions, anti-Semitism, homophobia, etc.
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're unable to miss Alan Cumming's seminal portrayal of the MC. This lovingly crafted production of the piece speaks across generations.
Don't see it if you're looking for an easy-listening, enjoyable night at the theatre.
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 You're a human being who hasn't seen this show. It's an enduring work that lures you in with hedonistic fun then becomes dark and chilling.
Don't see it if You're prudish, a child (this show is not for kids), or don't want to address what happened in Germany in the 1930s and 1940s.
See it if enjoy thought-provoking, heart-felt drama with beautiful, articulate, funny, clever, moving music.
Don't see it if you are looking for a light show with a happy ending.