Two-time Tony Award® winner and Emmy Award® winner Bebe Neuwirth will play ‘Fraulein Schneider’ and Obie Award winner and Drama Desk Award® nominee Steven Skybell will play ‘Herr Schultz’ opposite Academy Award®, Tony Award, and Olivier Award winner Eddie Redmayne as ‘The Emcee,’ Gayle Rankin as the toast of Mayfair ‘Sally Bowles,’ and Tony Award nominee Ato Blankson-Wood as ‘Cliff’ in the visionary new production of Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street), directed by Olivier Award® winner Rebecca Frecknall and designed by Tony Award nominee and Evening Standard Award® winner Tom Scutt.
Neuwirth has a decades long relationship with Cabaret composers John Kander and Fred Ebb having won a Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Drama League Awards for her legendary portrayal of ‘Velma Kelly’ in the revival of Chicago. In subsequent runs in the show, she has also played the roles of ‘Roxie Hart’ and ‘Matron Mama Morton.’ Additionally, she portrayed ‘Aurora’ in Kander & Ebb’s Kiss of the Spider Woman in London’s West End and headlined a symphony tour entitled “Bebe Sings Weill and Kander & Ebb.”
Skybell received a Lortel Award along with Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Drama League nominations for his thrilling turn as ‘Tevye’ in Fiddler in the Roof in Yiddish. His numerous Broadway credits also include Pal Joey; Wicked; The Full Monty; and Love! Valour! Compassion!; and Ah, Wilderness!
Neuwirth and Skybell previously appeared together in 2012 Classic Stage Company production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream where she played ‘Titania,’ opposite him as ‘Nick Bottom.’
Additional casting and other news about Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club on Broadway will be announced in the coming weeks.
Previews for Cabaret will start Monday, April 1, 2024 ahead of decadent twin opening night gala celebrations starting Saturday, April 20 continuing into the following night, with the official press opening on Sunday, April 21. Tickets are on sale now at www.kitkat.club or via Seat Geek HERE.
Cabaret, one of the most revered and successful musicals of all time, has music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and a book by Joe Masteroff based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood. The show features the songs “Willkommen,” “Don’t Tell Mama,” “Mein Herr,” “Maybe This Time,” “Money,” and the iconic title number.
Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club on Broadway is directed by Olivier Award winner Rebecca Frecknall with club, scenic, and costume design by Evening Standard Award winner, Tony Award nominee, and Olivier Award nominee Tom Scutt, and choreography by Olivier Award nominee Julia Cheng.
The creative team for Broadway includes Jennifer Whyte (Music Supervision & Music Direction), Obie Award winner and Olivier Award nominee Isabella Byrd (Lighting Design), Olivier Award winner Nick Lidster for Autograph (Sound Design), Sam Cox (Hair & Wig Design), Guy Common (Makeup Design), Jordan Fein (UK Associate Director & Prologue Director), Danny Sharron (US Associate Director), Kayla Lomas-Kirton (UK Associate Choreographer), Jessica Castro (US Associate Choreographer), Angus MacRae (Prologue Composer & Prologue Music Director), The Telsey Office (Casting Director), and Thomas Recktenwald (Production Stage Manager). 101 Productions, Ltd. serves as the US General Manager of Cabaret.