Anne Hathaway sings the role of Sally Bowles in her sold-out Joe's Pub concert, <i>Perfectly Marvelous: The Songs of <i>Cabaret</i></i>.
Anne Hathaway sings the role of Sally Bowles in her sold-out Joe's Pub concert, Perfectly Marvelous: The Songs of Cabaret.
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UPDATE, April 24 at 3pm: The New York Times reports that a revival of Cabaret is in the works, featuring Alan Cumming reprising his role as the Emcee in a 2014 Roundabout Theatre Company production. While Roundabout declines to comment, composer John Kander tells the newspaper that details are being finalized.

UPDATE, April 24: According to the celebrity gossip blog Just Jared, a representative for Hathaway has replied that the production is not actually happening. "It is not true," the Hathaway camp said.

April 24: Alan Cumming will reprise his Tony Award-winning performance as the Emcee and Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway will make her Broadway debut as chanteuse Sally Bowles in an upcoming revival of the John Kander-Fred Ebb-Joe Masteroff musical Cabaret this September, the UK's Daily Mail newspaper reports. No additional information about the production was specified or can be confirmed at this time.

Rumors of a Cumming-led Cabaret revival have been swirling for quite a while, with the actor dropping hints about a forthcoming production of a show he's done before in various recent interviews in conjunction with the current revival of Macbeth in which he stars. He told the website The Aesthete, "I'm doing another show on Broadway after The Good Wife season ends. It starts rehearsals the day after my 49th birthday…It's something I did before and we're doing it again."

Hathaway, meanwhile, led a two-show, sold-out concert staging of the musical at Joe's Pub on October 24. She sang the role of Sally Bowles, alongside famous pals Raul Esparza, Eddie Redmayne, Audra McDonald, Linda Lavin, and Harvey Fierstein, among others.

Based on John Van Druten's 1951 drama I Am a Camera and inspired by the stories of novelist Christopher Isherwood, Cabaret is set in and around Berlin's Kit Kat Klub and follows the relationship between English singer Sally Bowles and American writer Cliff Bradshaw. Cumming received a Tony Award and Olivier nomination for his work as the Emcee in the London and Broadway revivals of the musical in 1993 and 1998, respectively. The 1972 film adaptation won Academy Awards for its stars, Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey, who repeated his work as the Emcee from the 1966 original Broadway production.