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Eddie Redmayne and Gayle Rankin to Headline Broadway Cabaret Revival

Meet your Emcee and Sally Bowles!

CABARET Eddie Redmayne and Gayle Rankin photo by Mason Poole HORIZ
Gayle Rankin and Eddie Redmayne in a promotional image for Cabaret
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Eddie Redmayne and Gayle Rankin will headline Rebecca Frecknall’s upcoming Broadway revival of Cabaret, beginning performances April 1, 2024 at the August Wilson Theatre. The production will have twin opening nights on April 20 and 21, with reviews scheduled to come out on the latter date.

Redmayne will reprise his Olivier and WhatsOnStage Award-winning turn as the Emcee, which he originated in this production’s West End mounting, and Rankin will take on the role of Sally Bowles. Rankin appeared in the 2014 Broadway revival as Fraulein Kost. Both are scheduled to appear in the production through August 31, 2024. Beginning June 17, Redmayne will not perform on Monday nights, and beginning June 19, Rankin will not appear at Wednesday matinees.

Cabaret, which completely gutted the West End’s Playhouse Theatre and rebuilt it as an in-the-round cabaret space called the Kit Kat Club, earned a record-setting seven Olivier Awards in 2022. The New York mounting will transform the Wilson into a similarly configured Kit Kat Club, where ticketed audience members are invited to arrive early to take in pre-show drinks, dining, and entertainment.

Frecknall directs the John Kander, Fred Ebb, and Joe Masteroff masterpiece, which is based on the play I Am a Camera by John Van Druten and the Berlin Stories of Christopher Isherwood. The team includes club, scenic, and costumer designer Tom Scutt, lighting designer Isabelle Byrd, sound designer Nick Lidster, choreographer Julia Cheng, musical supervisor Jennifer Whyte, UK assistant director/prologue director Jordan Fein, prologue composer/musical director Angus MacRae, hair and wig designer Sam Cox, makeup designer Guy Common, US associate director Danny Sharron, US associate choreographer Jessica Castro, and UK associate choreographer Kayla Lomas-Kirton.

Read our Q&A with Eddie Redmayne about the production here.

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