Legendary stage and screen actress Liza Minnelli has given the new Broadway revival of Cabaret her stamp of approval, according to E Online. Minnelli says she thinks Michelle Williams would make a perfectly marvelous Sally Bowles. “I’m excited to see what they will do with the show and am sure it will be great,” said Minnelli, who won an Oscar for her performance as the prairie oyster-swilling singer in Bob Fosse’s 1972 Cabaret film.
“Michelle is a wonderful actress and I love Alan Cumming,” Minnelli added. She recently co-headlined Liza & Alan, a series of cabaret shows at Town Hall with Cumming, who won a Tony Award for his portrayal of the Emcee in the 1998 revival of Cabaret. Minnelli and Cumming are rumored to be bringing their concert to Broadway in December. In the meantime, it sounds like Minnelli will be returning to the Kit Kat Klub this spring, this time as an audience member.
Directed by Sam Mendes, Cabaret begins performances March 21 at Studio 54, with an official opening night set for April 24. The production is set to play a 24-week limited engagement. Additional casting will be announced shortly.
Study up on your Sally Bowles! Click below to watch a legendary clip of Minnelli singing “Mein Herr” in the Cabaret film.