First Look: Alan Cumming Returns in Cabaret

By Brandon Voss

Originally published on Advocate.com March 25 2014 3:00 PM ET

Reprising his Tony Award-winning role as the flamboyantly omnisexual Emcee in Cabaret on Broadway, Alan Cumming recently shared a backstage selfie in his revealing costume.

"So this is happening," the 49-year-old Good Wife star tweeted Friday before the first preview performance of the beloved musical at Studio 54. "Like in a couple hours!!"

Michelle Williams makes her Broadway debut opposite Cumming as damaged cabaret singer Sally Bowles in the Roundabout Theatre Company revival, which officially opens April 24 for a 24-week limited engagement.

Cumming famously played the Emcee in the Tony-winning 1998 production, which ultimately ran for six years. Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall, both Tony-nominated for their work 15 years ago, have re-created their direction and choreography for the new revival. The original design team has also returned to transform the theater into a pre-World War II Berlin nightclub.

For tickets and more information, visit CabaretMusical.com.

Contributor: 
Brandon Voss