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..
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 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
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 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 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 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 haven’t already
Don't see it if you don’t like men in makeup
"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."
"This Cabaret is a superb production of one of the great Broadway musicals of all time—an exhilarating, harrowing masterpiece."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Mendes' "Cabaret" was, and is, a brilliantly inventive and revealing conception. Then and now."
"What do you call a revival of a revival? A re-revival? In the case of this “Cabaret,” you just call it fantastic."
"Great musical dramas like “Cabaret” — entertaining, tuneful and illuminating — are all too rare."