Direct from Broadway, the musical masterpiece comes to Atlanta! As part of their 50th Anniversary Season, the critically acclaimed and award-winning Roundabout Theatre Company is proud to present the national tour of Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall’s (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award®-winning production of CABARET, playing November 1-6 at the Fox Theatre as part of the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta 2016/2017 season.
The performance schedule is as follows:
Tuesday-Thursday 7:30 p.m.
Friday 8 p.m.
Saturday 2 p.m., 8 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m., 6:30 p.m.
John Kander, Fred Ebb, best known for their legendary musical, CHICAGO and Joe Masteroff’s Tony-winning musical features some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including “Cabaret,” “Willkommen” and “Maybe This Time.” CABARET is set in 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.
The creative team for the North American tour of CABARET features the original Broadway direction by Sam Mendes and original co-direction & choreography by Rob Marshall. Tour direction is under the helm of BT McNicholl (Spamalot) and choreography is recreated by Cynthia Onrubia (Victor/Victoria). The design team includes set design by Robert Brill (Assassins), costume design by William Ivey Long (Chicago), lighting design by Peggy Eisenhauer (Ragtime) and Mike Baldassari (“Nine”), sound design by Keith Caggiano (The Radio City Christmas Spectacular) based on the original Broadway design by Brian Ronan with hair and wig design by Paul Huntley. CABARET features orchestrations by Michael Gibson (The Boy From Oz), music supervision & vocal arrangements by Patrick Vaccariello (On Your Feet) and music direction by Robert Cookman (Legally Blonde). M·A·C. is the Official Makeup Partner for the production. CABARET is based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood.
For more information, please visit www.CabaretMusical.com.
Roundabout Theatre Company’s acclaimed production of CABARET first opened on Broadway on March 19, 1998 starring Alan Cumming and Natasha Richardson and won four Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical. CABARET went on to play on Broadway for six years and 2,378 performances before finishing its run on January 4, 2004. CABARET returned to Broadway and the infamous Studio 54 with performances beginning March 21, 2014 with Alan Cumming reprising his Tony-winning role as the Emcee. The production featured Michelle Williams, Emma Stone and Sienna Miller in the role of Sally Bowles and played 423 performances through March 29, 2015.
CABARET premiered on Broadway in 1966 and won eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, in addition to the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award, the Outer Critics’ Circle Award, the Variety Poll of New York Critics, and London’s Evening Standard Award. The original Broadway production played 1,166 performances.
ROUNDABOUT ON TOUR:
Roundabout Theatre Company was most recently represented across the country with the critically acclaimed, multi-award-winning national tour of Anything Goes starring Rachel York which toured for 48 weeks. Before that, Twelve Angry Men toured for 2 years, spending 63 weeks across the United States and Canada. Roundabout’s longest-running musical, the revival of Cabaret, received a multi-year tour across the country beginning in 1999. In 2011, Roundabout Theatre Company’s acclaimed work reached a worldwide cinema audience with the HD capture and broadcast of their Tony nominated production of The Importance of Being Earnest, starring Brian Bedford.
Roundabout Theatre Company is committed to producing the highest quality theatre with the finest artists, sharing stories that endure, and providing accessibility to all audiences. A not-for-profit company, Roundabout fulfills its mission each season through the production of classic plays and musicals; development and production of new works by established and emerging writers; educational initiatives that enrich the lives of children and adults; and a subscription model and audience outreach programs that cultivate and engage all audiences.
Roundabout Theatre Company presents a variety of plays, musicals, and new works on its five stages, each of which is specifically designed to enhance the needs of Roundabout’s mission. Off-Broadway, the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, which houses the Laura Pels Theatre and Black Box Theatre, with its simple sophisticated design, is perfectly suited to showcasing new plays. The grandeur of its Broadway home on 42nd Street, American Airlines Theatre, sets the ideal stage for the classics. Roundabout’s Studio 54 provides an exciting and intimate Broadway venue for its musical and special event productions. The Stephen Sondheim Theatre offers a state of the art LEED certified Broadway theatre in which to stage major large-scale musical revivals. Together these distinctive homes serve to enhance Roundabout’s work on each of its stages.
Roundabout Theatre Company’s 50th Anniversary Season celebrates the company’s numerous accomplishments and vision for the future with bold new productions of classic plays, a revival of the Roundabout’s first musical, and new work by some of the country’s most exciting young talent. Founded in 1965, Roundabout Theatre Company has grown from a small 150-seat theatre in a converted Chelsea supermarket basement to become one of the nation’s most influential not-for-profit theatre companies, as well as one of New York City’s leading cultural institutions. Roundabout has been recognized with 29 Tonys, 41 Drama Desks, 50 Outer Critics Circle, 10 Obie and 15 Lucille Lortel Awards for its work on five stages, reaching more than 700,000 theatergoers and employing hundreds of artists each year. Bank of America is a proud 50th Anniversary Season sponsor – a partnership that makes possible Roundabout’s many productions and not-for-profit initiatives during this landmark year. Roundabout’s 50th Anniversary Season media partners include WNBC, Clear Channel Spectacolor, and the City of New York Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment.
American Airlines is the official airline of Roundabout Theatre Company. Roundabout productions are supported, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, as well as the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Roundabout’s 50th anniversary season in 2015-2016 includes: Laura Benanti, Zachary Levi, Gavin Creel, Byron Jennings, Michael McGrath and Jane Krakowski in She Loves Me by Joe Masteroff, Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock, directed by Scott Ellis; Steven Pasquale in The Robber Bridegroom by Alfred Uhry and Robert Waldman, directed by Alex Timbers; Jessica Lange, Gabriel Byrne, Michael Shannon and John Gallagher, Jr. in Long Day’s Journey Into Night by Eugene O’Neill, directed by Jonathan Kent; and the national tour of Sam Mendes & Rob Marshall’s Tony Award-winning production of Cabaret.
Roundabout’s 2016-2017 season will include Holiday Inn: The New Irvin Berlin Musical by Gordon Greenberg and Chad Hodge, directed by Gordon Greenberg with lyrics by Irving Berlin; a new adaptation of The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov with a new adaption by Stephen Karam, directed by Simon Godwin; Love, Love, Love by Mike Bartlett, directed by Michael Mayer; If I Forget by Steven Levenson and Napoli, Brooklyn by Meghan Kennedy. The 2016-2017 Roundabout Underground season includes Kingdom Come, a new play by Jenny Rachel Weiner.
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About Broadway in Atlanta
BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA is part of The John Gore Organization family of companies, which includes Broadway.com, under the supervision of John Gore (Owner & CEO). Current and past productions include On Your Feet!, Fiddler on the Roof, Shuffle Along, Beautiful, Finding Neverland, and Million Dollar Quartet. BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com; Broadway.com
JOE MASTEROFF (Book). Born in 1919 in Philadelphia, he had only one dream from infancy: to write for the theatre. After the essential lonely childhood and four-year stint in the Air Force, he came to New York to face his future: book-writer or book seller? Luckily, luck intervened. Before long he had three shows on Broadway bearing his name: The Warm Peninsula starring Julie Harris, and two musicals She Loves Me and Cabaret, for which he was the book writer. Thanks to indulgent parents, the New Dramatists, Hal Prince and many others, he is now retired and living in subdued luxury.
JOHN KANDER (Music) & FRED EBB (Lyrics). The Kander and Ebb collaboration of four decades created many Broadway standards and contemporary classics. There first collaborations “My Coloring Book” became a hit song for Barbra Streisand, earning John and Fred a Grammy nomination. Kander & Ebb’s first Broadway show in 1965 Flora, the Red Menace, produced by Hal Prince, directed by George Abbott and introducing a rising new star: Liza Minnelli. Followed by Cabaret (Tony Award music and lyrics); The Happy Time; Zorba; 70, Girls, 70; Chicago; The Act; Woman of the Year (Tony Award music and lyrics); The Rink; Kiss of the Spider Woman (Tony Award music and lyrics); and Steel Pier. Along with movies and television writing original material for the Academy Awards; “Liza With a Z” and HBO’s Liza Minnelli’s “Steppin’ Out” (both Emmy winners); “Baryshnikov on Broadway”; “Goldie and Liza Together”; Funny Lady; Lucky Lady, New York, New York; Steppin’Out; and Chicago the movie. In 1985 the song “New York, New York” became the official anthem of New York City. At the time of Mr. Ebb’s death in 2004, Kander & Ebb had several projects in different stages of completion, Tony-nominated Curtains, in 2007; 12-time Tony-nominated The Scottsboro Boys, in 2010; All About Us (an adaptation of The Skin of our Teeth); and The Visit, premiering at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago then the Signature Theatre in Fairfax, VA and nominated for 5 Tony’s including best score in 2015 all starring Chita Rivera. Mr. Kander is currently collaborating with author/playwright Greg Pierce The Landing and Kid Victory deputed at the Signature Theatre and The Vineyard Theatre.
SAM MENDES (Director) founded and ran the Donmar Warehouse in London for ten years. He has directed many productions at the Donmar, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, in the West End and on Broadway. He founded the transatlantic theatre company The Bridge Project, for whom he directed five productions that toured the world. In London currently: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. In addition he has directed several movies, including the Academy Award-winning American Beauty and the James Bond movies, Skyfall & Spectre. He has won many awards for his work on stage and screen, including the Tony, the Olivier, the Directors Guild Award, the Shakespeare Prize, the BAFTA, the Golden Globe and the Academy Award. He was awarded the CBE in 2000 and the Directors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005.
ROB MARSHALL (Co-Director, Choreographer). Broadway: Cabaret, Little Me, Kiss of the Spider Woman, She Loves Me, Damn Yankees, Victor/Victoria, A Funny Thing…Forum, and Company. For his stage work Marshall has earned 6 Tony nominations, the Outer Critics Award, the Jason Robards Award and the George Abbott Award. FILM: Chicago, Memoirs of a Geisha, Nine, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Into The Woods. Marshall’s films have been nominated for 26 Academy Awards and have won 9, including Best Picture. For his film work he has received the DGA Award, Oscar nom., National Board of Review Award, NY Film Critics Award, 3 Golden Globe noms., BAFTA nom. and American Choreography Award. TV: “Tony Bennett: An American Classic,” “Annie,” “Cinderella,” “Mrs. Santa Claus.” For his TV work Marshall has received 4 Emmy Awards, the DGA Award, and the American Choreography Award.
BT McNICHOLL (Director) won the Australian "Tony" (the Helpmann) for Best Direction (along with Messrs. Mendes and Marshall) for Cabaret, which he also staged in record-setting runs in Paris and Madrid. McNicholl was the protégé of the legendary Mike Nichols, and has been associated with directors Stephen Daldry, James Lapine, David Hare and Jerry Zaks on 12 Broadway shows. He directed Spamalot at the Hollywood Bowl, the European premiere of The Producers for Mel Brooks, and the regional premiere of Billy Elliot (Moss Hart Award). A BMI-Award winning lyricist, his credits include the critically-acclaimed musical The It Girl.
CYNTHIA ONRUBIA (Choreographer) has worked on numerous productions for; The Kennedy Center Honors, Carnegie Hall, City Centers’ Encores and the original Broadway productions of: Dame Edna: The Royal Tour (League of Producers Award nomination for Best Choreography), Cabaret (2003 Sir Robert Helpmann Award for Best Choreography, Australia), Little Me, Victor/Victoria, Damn Yankees, The Goodbye Girl, Metro, Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, Song And Dance, Cats, Gotta Go Disco, Dancin’, A Chorus Line. Film choreography: Labor Day, Away We Go, Revolutionary Road, Definitely Maybe, Connie And Carla, Big Fish, Analyze That, Chicago (2003 American Choreography Award ), Center Stage, The Cradle Will Rock. She received the 1994 American Theatre Roundtable Award for Outstanding Career Performances.
PATRICK VACCARIELLO (Musical Supervisor). Patrick has just returned from an Arena tour throughout Australia Music Directing Hugh Jackman. He has supervised and conducted the most recent Tony Awards (2014 and 2015). He is currently the Music Coordinator for the new Broadway musical, On Your Feet . Broadway: Music director/arranger for Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway, West Side Story, Come Fly Away, Lend Me a Tenor, Gypsy (both Patti LuPone and Bernadette Peters), La Cage aux Folles, The Boy From Oz, Cabaret, Dance of the Vampires, Jesus Christ Superstar, Victor/Victoria, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Cats and Take Me Along. West End: A Chorus Line. Worldwide: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Patrick has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Kansas City Symphony and conducted at Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, City Center, Steppenwolf Theatre, the Kennedy Center and the Great Hall of the People (Beijing). A graduate of the Hartt School of Music, Patrick received its Distinguished Alumni Award in 2010.
ROBERT BRILL (Set Design). Broadway: Cabaret, Jesus Christ Superstar, Assassins (Tony nom.), Buried Child, Guys and Dolls (Tony nom.), Design for Living, A Streetcar Named Desire, Laugh Whore, The Story of My Life, The Good Body, Anna in the Tropics, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and The Rehearsal. Other credits include the Flaming Lips’ musical Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Christopher Plummer’s A Word or Two, Moby-Dick (Dallas Opera), Faust (Met/ENO), Sinatra (Radio City), On the Record (Disney), An American in Paris (Boston Ballet), A Clockwork Orange (Steppenwolf) and The Laramie Project (BAM and others). Founding member of Sledgehammer Theatre and recipient of the Merritt Award for Excellence in Design and Collaboration.
WILLIAM IVEY LONG (Costume Design). Select Broadway credits include Chicago (now in its 19th year); Rodgers+ Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Grey Gardens, The Producers, Hairspray, Cabaret (1998 and 2014), Crazy for You, Guys and Dolls, Nine. Mr. Long has been nominated for 15 Tony Awards, winning 6 times. He was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame- 2005, and was elected Chairman of The American Theatre Wing in June, 2012. www.williamiveylong.com
PEGGY EISENHAUER (Lighting Design) designs concurrently for Broadway, film and the music industry, most notably with design partner, Jules Fisher. Broadway design highlights include Ragtime, Jane Eyre, Noise/Funk, Assassins and Victor Victoria. Music industry highlights include Tracy Chapman; Crosby, Stills & Nash; Whitney Houston; and Neil Young. Film designs include Chicago, School of Rock, Dreamgirls, and Beauty and the Beast. She is the recipient of three Tony awards and eight nominations.
MIKE BALDASSARI (Lighting Design). Tony and multiple Emmy nominated designer whose live productions have been seen in 25+ countries. Films: Ghostbusters (2016), Nine, Rock of Ages, Joyful Noise, Sex and the City 2, Neil Young Trunk Show. Broadway: Cabaret, First Date, Holler If Ya Hear Me. European: Beauty and the Beast. Family entertainment: Yo Gabba Gabba. Production Designer: Alice in Chains, co-designed Neil Young’s Chrome Dreams. Select Television: (RED) Concert/Broadcast from Times Square with: U2, Bruce Springsteen; U2’s Top of the Rock; SNL’s digital shorts; Mary J. Blige; Tim McGraw; Sam Smith; Garth Brooks “Live From Central Park.” www.mike-o-matic.com
KEITH CAGGIANO (Sound Design) has worked across the country and internationally, from musicals on Broadway and London’s West End to spectacles in Vegas and Australia. Select credits include: (Broadway / Off-Broadway) The Radio City Spring Spectacular, Cabaret, Disenchanted, Bare; (National Tours) Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Anything Goes; (Regional) Big River, Guys and Dolls, Hedwig And The Angry Inch, Little Shop of Horrors.
MICHAEL GIBSON (Orchestrations). Broadway: The Boy From Oz; Kiss of the Spider Woman; Cabaret (revival, Tony Award nomination); You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (revival); Steel Pier (Tony Award nomination); Anything Goes; My One and Only (Drama Desk Award); The Rink; Woman of the Year; Over Here; Meet Me in St. Louis; Peter Pan (revival). Also orchestrated for Radio City and Ringling Bros. Circus and for such stars as Patti LuPone, Liza Minnelli, Bernadette Peters, Joel Grey and Chita Rivera. Film/TV: Grease, Roseland, Still of the Night, Kennedy Center Honors, Miss America Pageant, Super Bowl, Tony Awards.
ROBERT COOKMAN (Music Director) recently toured with the band Bright Light Bright Light opening for Elton John. New York sub credits include Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular show. MD tours include: Come Fly Away (1st National), Legally Blonde, Mamma Mia! (AMD), Movin’ Out, Swing!, and Cirque du Soleil’s Banana Shpeel. Love to Des and Olivia.
PAUL HUNTLEY (Hair & Wig Design) London-born Paul Huntley has worked hundreds of Broadway shows, most memorably the original productions of Cats, Amadeus, Evita, The Producers, Sweeney Todd, and Hairspray. A recipient of the Drama Desk and Tony awards, he has also worked with the most legendary leading ladies of the cinema, ranging from Bette Davis and Marlene Dietrich to Jane Fonda and Scarlett Johansson. Current shows include Fun Home and Noises Off.