Cabaret with Linda Emond and Danny Burstein

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Alan Cumming ("The Good Wife," Roundabout's The Threepenny Opera) reprises his Tony Award®-winning performance as the Emcee in Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Nine and Chicago, the films) Tony-winning production of Cabaret. Three-time Academy Award® nominee Michelle Williams (My Week with Marilyn, Brokeback Mountain) also stars, making her Broadway debut as Sally Bowles. Right this way, your table's waiting at John Kander, Fred Ebb and Joe Masteroff's Tony-winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way.

Alan Cumming

Alan Cumming


Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams

Sally Bowles


ALAN CUMMING (Emcee). Alan Cumming made his professional acting debut as Malcolm in Michael Boyd's production of Macbeth at the Tron Theatre, Glasgow in 1985. 28 years later he played nearly all the parts in the National Theatre of Scotland's sensational re-imagining of the Scottish play on Broadway, earning him the and Best Actor Awards and a Drama League Performance of Distinction Nomination. After working extensively in the Scottish theatre, he made his West End debut in Conquest of the South Pole, which earned him his first Olivier award nomination. He appeared with the RSC, played Romeo for the RNT Studio and earned further Olivier nominations for La Bête and Cabaret. His career-defining Hamlet for the English Touring Theatre earned him huge critical acclaim, a TMA Best Actor award and Shakespeare Globe nomination. He won an Olivier for Accidental Death of an Anarchist at the Royal National Theatre. In 1998 he made his sensational Broadway debut when Cabaret transferred to NYC, winning him the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Theatre World, NY Press, FANY and Public Advocate awards. He went on to appear on Broadway in Design for Living and as Mack the Knife in The Threepenny Opera. Off-Broadway he appeared as the Pope in Jean Genet's Elle (which he also adapted) and as Trigorin in The Seagull opposite Dianne Wiest. In 2006, he returned to the West End in Martin Sherman's Bent, and in 2007 appeared in the National Theatre of Scotland's The Bacchae, directed by John Tiffany (Herald ArcAngel Award). On TV he currently appears as Eli Gold in "The Good Wife" for which he has been nominated for Emmy, SAG, Satellite and Critics Circle awards. He also appears opposite Lisa Kudrow in Showtime's "Web Therapy" and is the host of "Masterpiece Mystery" on PBS. His eclectic film career has seen him work consecutively with Stanley Kubrick and the Spice Girls, and make appearances in the X Men, Spy Kids, Flintstones and Smurfs franchises as well as roles in many independent films such as Sweet Land (Independent Spirit Award), Julie Taymor's Titus and The Tempest and most recently Travis Fine's Any Day Now for which he received several Best Actor awards on the film festival circuit. With Jennifer Jason Leigh he wrote, produced, directed and starred in The Anniversary Party (National Board of Review award, two Independent Spirit nominations). He has also published a novel, Tommy's Tale, released an album of songs, I Bought A Blue Car Today, and last year had his first exhibition of photographs, Alan Cumming Snaps! He regularly performs in concert, most recently with Liza Minnelli at New York's Town Hall and over the past few years has sung in seasons at the Sydney Opera House, the Geffen Playhouse, LA and London's Vaudeville Theatre. For his humanitarian work, particularly in the field of LGBT rights and equality, he has been honored by many organizations including HRC, GLAAD, The Trevor Project and The Matthew Shepard Foundation to name but a few. From his homeland he was honored with both the Great Scot and Icon of Scotland awards, and was made an OBE in the 2009 Queen's Honors List. Time magazine named him one of the three most fun people in show business. Twitter: @alancumming


MICHELLE WILLIAMS (Sally Bowles)'s performances have established her as one of Hollywood's most sought-after and respected actors, earning her a Golden Globe Award and three Academy Award® nominations. Williams was most recently seen in Sam Raimi's Oz: The Great and Powerful, opposite James Franco, in which she starred as Glinda the Good Witch. She last played opposite Seth Rogen in Sarah Polley's Take This Waltz which made its world premiere at the 2011 Toronto Film Festival. In late 2011, she took on the iconic Marilyn Monroe in My Week with Marilyn opposite Kenneth Branagh and Judi Dench, a role that garnered her third Academy Award nomination, as well as nods from BAFTA and the Screen Actors Guild Awards, in addition to Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Award wins. Previously, Williams was seen in Derek Cianfrance's Blue Valentine opposite Ryan Gosling. Williams's captivating performance earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress as well as Golden Globe, Broadcast Film Critics Association nominations and Independent Spirit Award nominations. Williams's performance in Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain, released in 2005, earned her nominations from Independent Spirit Award, SAG, Golden Globe, BAFTA, Broadcast Film Critics Association as well as an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Williams was also nominated for a 2007 Independent Spirit Award for Best Actress for her performance in Wim Wenders's Land of Plenty. In her first collaboration with Kelly Reichardt in the critically acclaimed independent film Wendy and Lucy, Williams's moving and evocative performance as Wendy garnered a Toronto Film Critics Award for Best Actress in 2009 and her third Independent Spirit Award Nomination. 2010 marked Williams second collaboration with director Kelly Reichardt in the period drama Meek's Cutoff, which won the Producers Award at the 2011 Independent Spirit Awards as well as the SIGNIS Award at the 2010 Venice Film Festival. Williams's other film credits include Martin Scorcese's Shutter Island, Sharon Maguire's Incendiary, Charlie Kaufman's Synecdoche, New York, Todd Haynes's I'm Not There, Ethan Hawke's The Hottest State, Thomas McCarthy's The Station Agent, Sandra Goldbacher's Me Without You, and Andrew Fleming's Dick. In 2005, Williams was honored by the Motion Picture Club as Female Star of Tomorrow. On television, Williams starred opposite Chloë Sevigny in Martha Coolidge's HBO movie If These Walls Could Talk 2. She also had a six-year run as Jen Lindley on the WB's hit television series "Dawson's Creek." The series premiered in 1998 and remained one of the WB's top-rated shows throughout its run. On stage, Williams received glowing reviews for her portrayal of Varya in Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. She also achieved critical acclaim for her run in Mike Leigh's Smelling a Rat at the Samuel Beckett Theatre and her off-Broadway debut in Killer Joe.

Linda Emond

Linda Emond

Fraulein Schneider

Danny Burstein

Danny Burstein

Herr Schultz


LINDA EMOND (Fraulein Schneider). Linda Emond's upcoming films include Jenny's Wedding and Untitled Terrence Malick Project. Other film work includes Spike Lee’s Oldboy, Julie & Julia (in which she plays "Simone 'Simca' Beck" opposite Meryl Streep), A Bird of the AirThe Missing Person, Stop-Loss, Trade, Across the Universe, North Country, Dark Water, The Dying Gaul, and City by the Sea with directors Nora Ephron, Julie Taymor, Kimberly Peirce, Niki Caro, Bob Balaban, Michael Caton-Jones, Ed Harris, Craig Lucas, Noah Buschel, Peter Berg, and Walter Salles. Television film work includes “Georgia O'Keeffe” (with Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons), Hallmark Hall of Fame's “A Dog Named Christmas” (opposite Bruce Greenwood) and “American Experience: John & Abigail Adams” (opposite Simon Russell Beale). Episodic work includes “The Good Wife” (recurring), “Elementary” (recurring), “Unforgettable”, “The Sopranos”, “Gossip Girl”, and multiple episodes on all four “Law & Orders”. For her work on stage, Linda has been nominated for two Tony Awards, received an Obie Award, the Lucille Lortel Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award, a Backstage West Garland Award, multiple Chicago Jeff Awards, and nominations for the Drama Desk, Drama League, LA Drama Critics and LA Ovation Awards. On Broadway, she recently appeared in Death of a Salesman (opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman and Andrew Garfield, directed by Mike Nichols), Life x 3 (with John Turturro, Helen Hunt, and Brent Spiner), and in 1776 (opposite Mr. Spiner and Pat Hingle). Off-Broadway, she appeared opposite Al Pacino in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, and in the premieres of pieces by Craig Lucas, Yasmina Reza, Kander and Ebb, A. R. Gurney, Peter Hedges, and Tony Kushner. Her work as "The Homebody" in Mr. Kushner's Homebody/Kabul spanned five years and three productions. In 2011 she premiered his latest piece: The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures in the role of “Empty”, which was written for her. She resides in New York City.


DANNY BURSTEIN (Herr Schultz). Broadway: The Snow Geese (opposite Mary-Louise Parker); Golden Boy (2013 Tony and Outer Critics Circle nominations); Follies (2012 Tony & Grammy Award nominations; Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards); Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown; South Pacific (Tony and Drama Desk nominations, Outer Critics Circle Award); The Drowsy Chaperone (Tony and Ovation Award nominations); Saint Joan; The Seagull; Three Men on a Horse; A Little Hotel on the Side; The Flowering Peach; A Class Act; Titanic and Company. Off-Broadway includes: Talley’s Folly (Drama League and Lucille Lortel nominations); Mrs. Farnsworth; Psych; All in the Timing; I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change; Merrily We Roll Along; Weird Romance. Film/TV includes: Lolly Steinman on “Boardwalk Empire" (directed by Martin Scorsese); Nor'easter; Construction; “Louie”; Transamerica; “Moderately Fabulous”; “Ed”; all the “Law & Order” series; “Hope & Faith”; Deception; and the upcoming films, Cyber (directed by Michael Mann); Trust, Greed, Bullets and Bourbon; Affluenza; and American Milkshake. Danny will be making his Metropolitan Opera debut this season as Frosch in the Jeremy Sams/Douglas Carter Beane production of Die Fledermaus.


Sam Mendes


Rob Marshall

Co-Director / Choreographer

Joe Masteroff


John Kander & Fred Ebb

John Kander & Fred Ebb

Music & Lyrics

Patrick Vaccariello

Music Director/Vocal Arranger

Robert Brill

Set & Club Designer

William Ivey Long

Costume Designer

Peggy Eisenhauer
Mike Baldassari

Lighting Designers

Brian Ronan

Sound Designer

Michael Gibson


David Krane

Dance and Incidental Music

Paul Huntley

Hair and Wig Designer

Angelina Avallone

Make Up Designer

Deborah Hecht

Dialect Coach


"There was a Cabaret, and there was a master of ceremonies and there was a city called Berlin in a country called Germany. It was the end of the world...

and I was dancing with Sally Bowles and we were both fast asleep..."

One of Broadway's greatest productions returns! ALAN CUMMING ("The Good Wife," Roundabout's The Threepenny Opera) reprises his Tony®-winning performance as the Emcee in SAM MENDES (Skyfall, American Beauty) and ROB MARSHALL's (Nine and Chicago, the films) Tony-winning production of CABARET. Three-time Academy Award® nominee MICHELLE WILLIAMS (My Week with Marilyn, Brokeback Mountain) also stars, making her Broadway debut as Sally Bowles, alongside Tony nominees DANNY BURSTEIN (Follies) and LINDA EMOND (Death of a Salesman).

Welcome to the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd—and to leave their troubles outside. But as life in pre-WWII Germany grows more and more uncertain, will the decadent allure of Berlin nightlife be enough to get them through their dangerous times?

Come hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including "Cabaret," "Willkommen" and "Maybe This Time." Right this way, your table?s waiting at CABARET, JOHN KANDER, FRED EBB and JOE MASTEROFF's Tony-winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way

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@doma_ljl you can find info about our Hiptix program and rush programs here:
@oblongirl now that's a fabulous day of theatre! Did you survive?
@m_t_baltimore the girls are beauuuutiful! Thanks for visiting us at the Kit Kat Klub!
@54Below bet she gave a killer show!
@m_t_baltimore we were so happy to #willkommen you to the Kit Kat Klub! What was your favorite Emcee number?
@someone_noone we are so happy you came to visit! Are you singing any of the Emcee songs today?
@PrestonMock now that's definitely one way to forget your troubles. Thanks for visiting us at the Kit Kat Klub!
@nancyalligood but see, life is beauuuutiful! Is "Cabaret" your favorite Sally number?
@literaticat Texas can handle those guns for sure. Thanks for coming out to the Kit Kat Klub!
@RickPatReynolds thanks for visiting us at the Kit Kat Klub! What's your favorite number in the show?
@LMageli he certainly makes you forget your troubles! What's your favorite Emcee song?
Check out @Backstage's celebration of the great women who've played Sally Bowles since the Broadway debut in 1966.
Are you coming to the Kit Kat Klub tonight? Join us for a free talk at 7pm. Full details:
@alixinchausti so far, Linda and Danny are participating. You should definitely check it out!
Watch @charlierose interview #Cabaret's award-winning director Sam Mendes @CharlieRoseShow
@StacyGorder We sing it around the office all the time! Have you had a chance to catch #Cabaret yet?
Read @Playbill's feature on Cabaret's journey to the stage from "Goodbye to Berlin"
Please note the correction! @wsj @alancumming
DVR Alert! Director Sam Mendes is interviewed by Charlie Rose on @PBS 11pm tonight.

Video: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Watch this! Alan Cumming and cast perform "Willkommen" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

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The Newbie and the Emcee

Alan Cumming welcomes Michelle Williams to Cabaret.

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Video: Sam Mendes on the Charlie Rose Show

Watch an interview with Cabaret's award-winning director Sam Mendes on the Charlie Rose Show.

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Playbill Exclusive: Interview with Sam Mendes

Academy Award winner Sam Mendes, a Tony nominee alongside Rob Marshall for the direction of John KanderFred Ebb and Joe Masteroff's Cabaret, returns to 1930s Germany to recreate the gritty Kit Kat Klub, the notorious pre-war Berlin nightclub where troubles are forgotten, booze is flowing and life is beautiful.

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Vanity Fair Portrait by Liza Minnelli

The Good Wife’s Eli Gold is not the first slick cynic Alan Cumming has played. As the master of ceremonies in the 1998 revival of Cabaret, he won a Tony—as well as the heart of the legend who immortalized Sally Bowles on-screen in 1972. Liza Minnelli heralds the Kit Kat Klub’s return to Broadway, with Cumming M.C.-ing again.

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