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Alan Cumming and Michelle Williams Will Star in Roundabout's Officially Official Revival of Cabaret

The pair are set to play the Emcee and Sally Bowles.

By New York City

Alan Cumming
Alan Cumming
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It's official!

After months of rumors, Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that it will bring back the classic John Kander, Fred Ebb, and Joe Masteroff musical Cabaret this spring, in a production set to star Alan Cumming reprising his Tony Award-winning role as the Emcee and three-time Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams (of Dawson's Creek, not Destiny's Child) as sultry chanteuse Sally Bowles.

The revival, directed by Sam Mendes and co-directed by Rob Marshall, is a restaging of Roundabout's Tony Award-winning 1998 revival, which played over 2,300 performances before closing in 2004. Cabaret will once again inhabit Studio 54, opening on April 24, 2014.

Rumors of a Cabaret revival had been swirling for several months, with Anne Hathaway and Emma Stone both mentioned to play Sally. Cumming has frequently alluded to this revival in recent interviews.

Additional information about this new staging will be announced in the future.

Williams received Academy Award nominations for her work in the films Brokeback Mountain, Blue Valentine, and My Week With Marilyn. She has also appeared in I'm Not There, Synecdoche, New York, and Oz the Great and Powerful. She is perhaps best known for her role as Jen Lindley on the popular television drama Dawson's Creek.

Cumming has also been seen on Broadway in Macbeth, The Threepenny Opera, and Design for Living. He currently appears on the CBS series The Good Wife.

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. 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.

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