Don't tell mama, but the Kit Kat Club is coming soon to a city near you!
Roundabout Theatre Company's remounted revival of Cabaret will launch a North American tour beginning January 2016. The tour is expected to reach about 20 cities, which, along with with official casting, will be announced soon.
The 1966 musical, composed by John Kander and Fred Ebb with a book by Joe Masteroff, is based on gay playwright John Van Druten's 1951 play I Am a Camera and gay author Christopher Isherwood's 1945 book The Berlin Stories.
The Good Wife star Alan Cumming reprises his Tony-winning role as the flamboyantly omnisexual Emcee in the new Broadway production, which opened April 24 and has extended through March 29, 2015, at Broadway's Studio 54.
The out leading man famously played the Emcee in the Tony-winning 1998 revival of the classic, which ran for six years and launched a successful U.S. tour in 1999. 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 the Kit Kat Club, a seedy pre-World War II Berlin nightclub.
Taking over for Oscar nominee Michelle Williams, Golden Globe nominee Emma Stone currently makes her Broadway debut as damaged cabaret singer Sally Bowles through February 1. Bill Heck plays Clifford Bradshaw, a sexually liberated American writer based on Isherwood.