We had never seen Cabaret before - until recently! And, boy, are we glad that the first production of the iconic Kander & Ebb musical we saw is the much-heralded one by the Roundabout Theater Company, now playing on Broadway with Michelle Williams and Alan Cumming in the starring roles
This is a revival of a revival, which is very unusual and not done - but it sure is merited!
Directed and conceived by Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall, their Cabaret is brilliant! You are transported and immersed in the Kit Kat Club, which happens to be the old Studio 54 space.
This production is dark, sexy and oh so bittersweet!
You're all probably wondering if Michelle Williams can sing. We know she can act, and the answer is a resounding YES! She sounds awesome and we are surprised she hadn't sooner gotten her Anne Hathaway on!
Alan Cumming is sinister and sensual. He's completely captivating!
And the entire ensemble is great - and HOT!
It must have taken such a long time to cast this production because every member of the house band - prominently featured and utilized in the show - is ridiculously good looking!
None of the bells and whistles that this production has would matter much were it not for the timeless score! Those songs!
And the book still feels fresh!
Cabaret is only playing a limited run, so hurry and get your tickets NOW!
P.S. Major props and congratulations also to Deborah Hecht, the show's dialect coach. Those German accents were all flawless!!!! Kudos!