Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley in Cabaret. Photo by Marc Brenner

Rebecca Frecknall’s Cabaret to open on Broadway

The London revival of Kander & Ebb musical Cabaret is heading to Broadway.

The cast is to be announced, but Eddie Redmayne – who originally starred in this production – is widely tipped to return to the part of The Emcee.

The show will play Broadway in Spring 2024, opening at the August Wilson Theatre where Funny Girl is currently playing (it is scheduled to close on 3 September 2023).

There’s no news on who will play Sally Bowles, which was played by Jessie Buckley in the London run.

Our own London production of Cabaret continues to go from packed house to packed house. It announced yesterday that it is extending to 29 June 2024, and currently stars Maude Apatow (HBO’s Euphoria) as Sally Bowles and Mason Alexander Park (Netflix’s The Sandman) as the Emcee.

The August Wilson is set to be transformed into the Kit Kat Club using Tom Scutt’s extraordinary designs, as per the London production. Other creatives confirmed for the run include London team members Julia Cheng (choreography); Jennifer Whyte (music supervision); Isabella Byrd (lighting design); and Nick Lidster (sound design). Plus joining the team are Jordan Fein (Cabaret associate director and prologue director), and Angus MacRae (Prologue composer and prologue musical director).

The London production is directed by 2022 Olivier Award winner Rebecca Frecknall (A Streetcar Named Desire) with choreography by Julia Cheng, set and costume design by Tom Scutt, musical supervision by Jennifer Whyte, lighting by Isabella Byrd and sound by 2022 Olivier Award winner Nick Lidster. Music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, book by Joe Masteroff.

Cabaret won 7 awards at the 2022 Olivier Awards including Best Musical Revival, and got great reviews from the critics.

Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) are the lead producers on the show, along with Underbelly.

In February ATG announced they were merging with Broadway’s Jujamcyn Theaters, who owned 5 New York theatres including Cabaret’s future home, the August Wilson Theatre. ATG currently own and operate 58 venues in the UK and US.


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📷 Main photo: Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley in Cabaret. Photo by Marc Brenner

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